Blades Overstreet returns in an atmospheric crime novel set in that mysterious world known as Brooklyn. Glenville Lovell's first mystery, Too Beautiful to Die, was called a "page-turner" (New York Daily News) and "stylish entertainment" (Booklist). ...
Now he's back with a story ripped from today's headlines-a brilliant young African-American politician gunned down as his career is about to take off. Ex-cop Blades Overstreet is finally at peace. His case against the NYPD has been resolved, his estranged wife has come back, and the two of them, along with Blades's young daughter, have settled into a nice home and a nice life. But peace is ephemeral on the mean streets of Brooklyn, and when the son of a good friend and mentor is murdered right before his eyes, Blades knows he won't be able to rest until the killer is brought to justice.