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James Edwards, Chicago ex-cop turned P.I., is hired by his former partner to help solve a rape and battery case. A case that has been open for eight years – because his partner was paid to keep it that way. The next day, his partner is murdered – shot to death under a bridge. And Edwards is being framed as his killer…
To get himself off the hook, Edwards must solve the cold case. Delving into the past he uncovers the usual web of political corruption and crooked officers of the law. But is this hiding something more chilling? Could the cover-up be protecting a serial murderer at work on the mean streets of Chicago?
Michael Harvey has everything it takes to become a bestselling writer. His characters are strong, his plots are grippingly complex, his setting, Chicago, is wonderfully brought to life.
But most crucially, he can write.

Reviews

Harvey has created a great private investigator … A cracking debut - Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror
Harvey spins us an intriguing yarn and produces a very good crime thriller … the denouement is both unexpected and extremely clever - Guardian
Guardian
As the hero of what is doubtless to be a series, Kelly makes a resourceful sleuth and there's some snappy dialogue and several twists to keep us guessing - The Sunday Telegraph
Sunday Telegraph
One of the most impressive debuts of the year … fast-paced, well-written and highly enjoyable reading - The Times
The Times
Harvey has created a great private investigator … A cracking debut - Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror