In this whodunit set in 1951 Denver, the partner of street cop Joe Stryker is brutally slain almost in front of Joe’s eyes. The second time Joe has lost a partner to murder! In this sequel to the award-winning Murder on the Tracks, Joe faces two baffling questions: How did the killer pull off such a brazen murder and escape? And why was Joe’s “choir boy” partner murdered while burglarizing a pawnshop? To protect his dead partner’s reputation—and save his own career—Joe conceals his investigation from his new partner, his superiors, even his wife. All while dodging a homicide detective hell-bent to pin the crimes on Joe. His investigation soon leads him to a ring of dirty cops—and a dark secret that goes back to the shameful internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II. Before Joe can answer the baffling questions and track down the brutal killer, he once again must risk his career, his marriage . . . and his life.
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