Award-winning crime writer Michael Sears launches a new series.
Queens, New York--the most diverse place on earth. Native son Ted Malloy knows these streets like the back of his hand. Ted was once a high-powered Manhattan lawyer, but after a spectacular fall from grace, he has found himself back on his home turf, scraping by as a foreclosure profiteer. It's a grubby business, but a safe one--until Ted's case sourcer, a mostly-reformed small-time conman named Richie Rubiano, turns up murdered shortly after tipping Ted off to an improbably lucrative lead. With Richie's widow on his back and shadows of the past popping up at every turn, Ted realizes he's gotten himself embroiled in a murder investation, one that will plunge him into a maelstorm of ruthless developers, mobsters, and corrupt politicians--but will also bring him an unlikely new partner, the feisty red-haired activist, Kenzie.