A new thriller from the award-winning author, Jefferson Parker.
An 84-year-old city patriarch, Pete Braga, is found bludgeoned to death. Not good news for Detective Tom McMichael as the Irish McMichaels and the Portuguese Bragas share a violent family history dating back three generations.
Years ago Braga had shot McMichael's grandfather in a dispute over a pay cheque; soon after, Braga's son was severely beaten.
McMichael must try to see through the old family feuds and find out the truth about Pete Braga's death. Braga's beautiful nurse is a suspect, but the investigation soon expands to include Braga's business, his family, the Catholic diocese, a multimillion-dollar Indian casino, a prostitute, a cop, and of course the McMichael family.