From BOOKLIST "Racial issues abound in this sensitive sequel
to Supreme Justice (1999). Hardwick's complex, conflicted, but gutsy cop hero, Detective Danny Cavanaugh, of Detroit's
Special Crimes Unit (called "the Sewer" because the unit must solve the worst crimes), is a white cop with a record
for being violent ("overzealous" in department jargon) in a predominantly black city. As the enforced visits to
the department shrink reveal, Cavanaugh's attitudes toward race are problematic for a cop. All his festering problems bubble
up when he's assigned to catch the architect of a crime spree that targets wealthy African Americans. Hardwick presents
an unflinching picture of how race plays out on the streets and in the police. He paints unforgettable pictures of gutted-out
cityscapes... Thought-provoking crime fiction.
A Provocative examination of race."
never was and never will be again
a hero quite like Danny Cavanaugh.”
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Raised in the bosom of the inner city, white Detroit Homicide cop Danny
Cavanaugh speaks and acts with the unmistakable attitude of a black man. But the savage murders of affluent African-Americans
are plunging him into the urban heart of terror, where he will learn first-hand how powerful, inviolate — and deadly
— the color line truly is.
Fron the Author: "Danny Cavanaugh
died in the first draft of Supreme Justice. My editors didn't like this and frankly, neither did I. So I resurrected him but
only if I got to write a book about him. I'm so glad we all came to our senses. Danny is what we all need, a man who is a
truly colorblind hero"