In a nutshell: imagine Jason Bourne joined the cast of NYPD Blue. NYPD fixer / secret-agent-super-cop Nick Ryan’s first adventure beats him up, blows him up, and stabs him, too, but no matter how worse for wear he winds up, he’s still got plenty of street smarts and hard-nosed wisecracks to carry him. Crime fans who like fiction boiled as hard as granite will dig this one.— Chris Lee
"A tour-de-force The pace is relentless, the plot smart, his new lead character, Nick Ryan, is a hero for the times...Reed is a brilliant storyteller." -- Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author
When you're in trouble, you call 911.
When cops are in trouble, they call Nick Ryan.
Every cop in the city knows his name, but no one says it out loud. In fact, they don't talk about him at all.
He doesn't wear a uniform, but he is the most powerful cop in New York.
Nick Ryan can find a criminal who's vanished. Or he can make a key witness disappear.
He has cars, safe houses, money, and weapons hidden all over the city.
He's the mayor's private cop, the fixer, the first call when the men and women who protect and serve are in trouble and need protection themselves.
With conflicted loyalties and a divided soul, he's a veteran cop still fighting his own private war. He's a soldier of the streets with his own personal code.
But what happens when the man who knows all the city's secrets becomes a threat to both sides of the law?