“A first-rate police thriller.”--Jonathan Kellerman
Detective Frank Keogh. He’s a man who trades on nerve and luck--and a cop who’s about to become an executioner’s target.
Detective Frank Keogh has a rare gift--for killing. He picked it up in the jungles of Vietnam and perfected it on New York’s mean streets. It’s a talent that comes in handy when you’re a sniper for the NYPD. But over the years his calling has produced a numbness that has his partner worries: Is Frank finding it too easy to pull the trigger now?
Then, on a steamy August night in the South Bronx, a cop connected to Frank is found bizarrely murdered. No one really believes that Keogh is capable of such a brutal act . . . until a second savagely mutilated body is found, and the MO echoes a famous case solved by Frank’s father, a retired detective. Suddenly, Frank Keogh is a fugitive, dodging cops and meeting violence as he takes off on a cross-country chase to the Southwest desert . . . desperately searching for the man who framed him--and the father who could be his last, best hope of staying alive.
“An epic police thriller . . . crackling with narrative energy . . . and a deep-grained savvy about cop ways and mores.”--Kirkus Reviews
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