True Detective meets House of Cards in the electrifying first novel of a new crime series from a veteran Washington, D.C. reporter.
©2014 Neely Tucker (P)2014 Audible Studios
The body of the teenage daughter of a powerful Federal judge is discovered in a dumpster in a bad neighbourhood of Washington, DC. It is murder, and the local police immediately arrest the three nearest black kids, bad boys from a notorious gang. Sully Carter, a veteran war correspondent with emotional scars far worse than the ones on his body, suspects that there's more to the case than the police would have the public know. With the nation clamouring for a conviction, and the bereaved judge due for a court nomination, Sully pursues his own line of enquiry, in spite of some very dangerous people telling him to shut it down.
Neely Tucker's journalism career spans more than 25 years, including 14 at the Washington Post (where he still works) and eight as a foreign correspondent.