A fatal shooting that strikes too close to home leaves PI Derek Strange determined to find the killer – whatever the cost. From one of the award-winning writers of THE WIRE.
Set in darkest, downtown Washington, Hell to Pay begins with Quinn and Strange dealing with the usual detritus of the world’s most violent city – a bent cop and a missing teenage-girl-turned-hooker – but then a senseless death on a sunny afternoon shakes even Derek Strange’s existence.
A victim shot down by bullets meant for another; a tragic accident that strikes just too close to home. Strange’s grief is all-consuming and he swears to track down and destroy the killers – ghetto style. But as he throws himself deeper and deeper into the hunt, he has to ask questions of himself and his world that he would rather not.