By Andrew Vachss
For years Burke has harbored an outlaw's tough love for Wolfe, the gorgeous, pushed former sex-crimes prosecutor who used to be fired for refusing to "go alongside to get along." So whilst Wolfe is arrested for the tried homicide of John Anson Wychek, a vicious rapist she as soon as prosecuted, Burke bargains himself in. that suggests placing jointly a distrustful alliance among his underground "family of choice," Wolfe's inner most community, and a rogue NYPD detective who has his personal stake within the outcome.
Burke is familiar with that Wolfe’s alleged "victim," even if convicted just once, is absolutely a serial rapist. The deeper he presses, the extra gaping holes he reveals within the prosecution’s case, yet shadowy legislations enforcement businesses appear decided to guard Wychek in any respect expenses, regardless of who it sacrifices. Burke ups the ante by way of re-opening all of the previous "cold case” rape investigations, calls in loads of markers from each side of the legislation, and eventually indicates all of the avid gamers why "down right here" is not any position for travelers.
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