JERRY OSTER, ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF VIOLENT LOVE AND INTERNAL AFFAIRS, HITS THE TARGET DEAD-ON WITH HIS MOST DARING AND DANGEROUS NOVEL—AND PITS DETECTIVE JOE CULLEN AGAINST HIS MOST BLISTERING CASE YET!
"Oster lifts the form up to a brand-new level." —Eugene Izzi, author of Prowlers and Invasions
Detective Jenny Swale and her partner Luther Todd, Air Cargo Hijacking Division, figured it for a routine assignment. Drive upstate, pick up the prisoner Elvis Polk, bring him back to New York. Elvis said he had a story to tell about a recent heist at JFK, and he was ready to deal. No sweat...except that Polk the punk turned out to be full of surprises—one of them a .22-caliber handgun, another his sudden transformation from small-time thief into stone-cold cop killer with two notches on his belt.
It's winter in New York City, the NYPD is roasting on an open fire, and Samantha Cox, the ultra-chic, ultra-hot newsshark, is stoking the flames. Where did Elvis Polk get the gun? Was it an inside job? Were Detectives Swale and Todd set up from within the department? Samantha's good at creating heat in all kinds of ways, but it's Detective Joe Cullen, Internal Affairs, who stands to get burned.
Cullen's tracked a trail of dirty cops, dirty money, and dirty sex that leads from the murdered Jenny Swale through Samantha Cox's newsroom and into the highest levels of both the NYPD and state politics. And the ultimate dirty truth behind the cop killings is about to set off an orgy of rage and revenge, sexual blackmail and murder, as justice itself is Fixin' to Die.
Fast, furious, and frighteningly real, Fixin' to Die crackles with the raw power, vivid dialogue, and graphic action of a top suspense writer at the top of his game. From the man The New York Times called "a superior writer and a wonderful storyteller," here is a taut, tension-packed thriller that grabs you and won't let you go until you're begging for mercy—and begging for more.
"Undeniably vigorous talent." —Kirkus Reviews