Ash Levine quit being a detective when a witness was
murdered on his watch. It didn't help that the witness,
Latisha, was his lover. But when his lieutenant approaches
him about coming back to investigate a murdered ex-cop, he
agrees with an ulterior motive. While he's working one
case, he plans to find out who killed Latisha.
Juggling the two cases, Ash finds himself mired in the ugly
side of Hollywood and following convoluted leads that just
don't feel right. Even when he arrests someone, it seems as
if the case is all wrong. He can't accept the "obvious"
facts and keeps digging -- a move that may mean this will be
the case to kill him.
Corwin has birthed a detective with depth, intelligence and
charisma. Add intricate plots, intense action and emotion,
and you'll be reading into the wee hours. An excellent book!
When a legendary ex-cop is murdered in L.A., the pressure's
on to find the killer. Lt. Frank Duffy needs his best
detective on the case, but his best detective, Ash Levine,
quit a year ago.
A tenacious, obsessive detective, Ash resigned after
Latisha Patton, the witness in a homicide case he was
working, was murdered. Without his job, Ash is left
unanchored-and consumed with guilt that he somehow caused
Latisha's murder.When he's asked to rejoin the force, Ash
reluctantly agrees. Getting his badge back could give him
the chance to find Latisha's killer.
Ash dives in headfirst into the shadowlands of Southern
California to investigate the ex-cop's murder. But even
when he has a suspect in custody, something about this case
doesn't sit right with Ash, and he continues working the
increasingly dangerous investigation while quietly chasing
leads in Latisha's murder.
Unable to let either case go until he has answers, Ash
finds that his obsessive nature, which propels him into a
world of private compromises and public corruption, is a
flaw that might prove fatal.