The first in the “beautifully written” Edgar-winning series featuring an NYPD detective working the mean streets of Manhattan’s West Side (The Washington Post).
Detective Neil Hockaday, a son of Hell’s Kitchen who grew up to join the NYPD, had a promising meeting scheduled with a snitch—until his informant turned up dead. Meanwhile, a prominent Harlem preacher with a lot of followers, and friends in high places, has been receiving death threats—and Hock’s assigned to keep Father Love alive and find out who’s after him.
But Hock’s harrowing work life hits close to home when he discovers a dead body in his own bathtub and must untangle whether—and how—all these events are connected . . .
“A satisfying narrative . . . Adcock’s picture of the Big Apple is not pretty, but it is gripping and effective.” —Publishers Weekly