A Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novel
By S. J. Rozan
St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312959449, 291pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 1996
It flows through the Bronx like a river between banks of faded elegance. And at the end of the avenue called the Grand Concourse is the place people go to die, the Bronx Home for the Aged. The only trouble is the people dying there are going before their time.
Bill Smith has been hired by an old friend to investigate the brutal killing of a young security guard on the Bronx Home grounds. Going undercover, Smith wades out into a sea of violence and lies washing up against the old brick building. When a second murder is committed, Smith knows that there's a method to the madness. With the help of bright, young Chinese-American investigator Lydia Chin, Smith uncovers a web of corruption that's found a home in the Bronx. Now he has to figure out who will die next.
"Rozan brings a distinctive, commanding voice to the genre."--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "Richly and rewardingly plotted."--Kirkus Reviews