Synopses & Reviews
New York's Lombardo's Steak House is famous for three reasons--the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police's fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit.
Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad-boy. In the chaos, he accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that lands him in the middle of an all-out war between Italian and Russian mafia forces. NYPD captains, district attorneys, mayoral candidates, media kingpins, and one shockingly beautiful magazine editor are all pushing their own agendas--on both sides of the law.
And the dead
Back off--or die--is the clear message Nick receives as he investigates for a story of his own. Heedless, and perhaps in love with his beautiful editor, Nick endures humiliation, threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation and finishes with the kind of flourish only James Patterson knows.
While conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad-boy, reporter Nick Daniels accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that lands him in the middle of an all-out war between Italian and Russian mafia forces.
A TOUGH REPORTER WHO LOVES HIS WORK
. . . AND THE WOMAN HE WORKS FOR
After a dangerous assignment, magazine reporter Nick Daniels deserves to rest. But his editor, Courtney, asks him to conduct an exclusive interview with an infamous bad boy. It's an offer Nick can't refuse, and he will do anything for his beautiful boss . . . who's engaged to the magazine's wealthy owner.
ALL THAT STANDS BETWEEN THEM IS THE MOB, A BILLIONAIRE . . .
AND UNKNOWN PLAYERS WHO WILL DESTROY THEMNick's interview goes to hell when a man is viciously killed in front of him and he captures a key piece of evidence. The Mafia hit quickly triggers city-wide bloodshed. With the NYPD, district attorneys, and the FBI after them, Nick and Courtney are caught in a war for power that reaches the highest echelons of politics and crime. Trusting no one, Nick only knows that someone very powerful desperately needs him dead . . .
About the Author
James Patterson has had more New York Times
bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records
. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels,
the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls
and Along Came a Spider
. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.