FIRST PUBLICATION OF NEW JOE CULLEN MYSTERY
Prize-winning crime writer, Jerry Oster brings back one of his most unforgettable characters, Joe Cullen of the hardcover and paperback bestseller Internal Affairs. The fuse for this explosive new thriller is lit when a woman is gang-raped while a man is murdered before her eyes. Later the same day, homicide dick Joe Cullen sees a man shot to death before his eyes during a St. Patrick's Day Parade. At first they appear to be two separate cases, but as he begins to investigate, Cullen begins to wonder if there could be a connection. The killer's trail leads through a tangle of high-lifes and low-lifes, through murder, drugs, station house corruption, and domestic abuse to one of the most brilliant extortion plots ever devised. But the unknown killer, whoever he or she is, is well-connected and well-protected. From one side, the pressure is on Cullen to solve the case; from the other, the pressure is on to back off. But Cullen is determined to hang on to the finish, even if it costs him his badge and the woman he loves.
The New York Times hails Jerry Oster's books as "Superb work…realistic…the characters are fleshed out with conviction… Brilliant…"
The Pittsburgh Press says, "This is what whodunits are supposed to be about… Oster has set a new standard."
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