Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest
budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with
a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the
definitive murder story of his career.
He focuses on
Alonzo Winslow, a sixteen-year-old drug dealer in jail after
confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the
story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is
bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.
soon running with his biggest story since The Poetmade his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who
operates completely below police radar-and with perfect
knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack's.