After three high-octane months on nights, Hitchcock’s squad is ready for the calm 4 a.m. to noon shift. Instead they run headlong into industrial espionage, citizens resorting to desperate measures in the wake of Boeing’s massive layoffs, more cases of death by overdose of heroin, cocaine and LSD. New bad people appear from out of nowhere, and the pressure mounts to find and stop one dealer in particular. An officer falls from grace, another finds it. As Hitchcock and Walker work to untangle the mysterious death of a fifteen-year-old girl, Hitchcock gets a call that forever changes his life.
Solid, old school police work, intense romance, cop camaraderie and behind-the-scenes skullduggery make for a satisfying read.