One of the most acclaimed noir novels of the year.
"A total knockout. A slam-bang mystery and a story that just won't quit. You will not put it down.” ―Timothy Hallinan, author of the Poke Rafferty and Junior Bender novels
"Intriguing...readers will hope to see more of the likable, capable Charlie." - Publishers Weekly
“Readers will be glued to the pages.” ―Suspense Magazine
"A classic detective story with a full-on actioner...and it works beautifully." - Booklist
Charlie Doherty returns in a thrilling tale of mystery and espionage.
New York City - 1933
When is a suicide not a suicide? When it's murder. Hired by a wealthy widow to investigate her husband's mysterious death, private detective Charlie Doherty finds himself face to face with not only some of the most powerful people in New York City, but the most evil men in the world.