""... a tormented heroine with a backbone that would put many tough-guys to shame whilst retaining the ability to tug mercilessly on your heartstrings." "
Patti Black is Chicago's most decorated cop. However, she finds herself caught up in a dark tale of murder and treachery where her past comes back to haunt her with a vengeance. A series of unrelated cases threaten to pull her life apart as she investigates a number of brutal murders.
Patti's life before she became a cop was not one to write home about. A survivor of abuse from her foster parents and rape; while she may have grown up to become an embittered adult she also grew up to be a determined, tough “ghetto cop” who realises that she has to confront her past sooner rather than later.
It is her nemesis that drags her down to that dark alley she had hoped to have left behind and back into the life of her son in order to save both of them.