is] The Elmore Leonard of black mystery writers.”
"Denizens of Detroit's underworld and power elite intersect
and collide to mesmerizing effect in this taut thriller."
DOUBLE DEAD PAPERBACK AND BARNES AND NOBLE
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Jesse King is a brilliant black assistant DA in Detroit. He has worked
hard to put his poverty-blighted childhood behind him, taking giant steps up the professional and social ladder. But his
life takes a 180-degree turn when Detroit mayor Harris Yancy is found brutally slain in his own home - the victim of two
masked gunmen. The prime suspect is Ramona Blake, the dead mayor's lover. Even more damning, she was with him at the time
of the murder and fled the scene with a locked black briefcase. To the police, it's an airtight case, but to Jesse King,
who has just been handed the opportunity of his career, the facts don't quite add up. Convinced that Ramona is a victim
too, Jesse initiates his own investigation ... and ends up implicated in the murder. Forced to flee for his life, Jesse
descends into the bowels of inner-city Detroit - mean streets he thought he'd never walk again. Here he becomes the target
of desperate killers, caught in a deadly cross fire between rival gangs and the town's even more dangerous powerbrokers.
As his survival skills are stretched to the limit, he makes a discovery that will blow the lid off a city teetering on the
edge of full-blown disaster.