| Now in the Orion edition, with an afterword from the author! |
Most suicides don't realize the headaches they
Two a.m. in the bitter cold of winter: the young Hispanic
man's body was found in a tenement basement. The rope around his
neck suggested a clear case of suicide - until the autopsy revealed
he'd overdosed on heroin. He was a pusher, and now a thousand questions
pressed down on the detectives of the 87th Precinct:
Who set up the phony hanging?
Whose fingerprints were on the syringe found at the scene?
Who was making threatening phone calls, attempting to implicate
Lieutenant Byrnes' teenage son?
Somebody was pushing the 87th Precinct hard, and Detective Steve
Carella and Lieutenant Peter Byrnes have to push back harder - before
a frightening and deadly chain tightens its grip.