that ex-cop Lou Klein thought he’d buried on the dark streets of Philadelphia
return to haunt him when a woman from his past reappears. Born into a family of
cops, Franny Patterson married into a family of crime when she wed Brian
Haggerty, owner of one of Philly’s hottest nightclubs. Now she wants out – and
she has approached her former love, Lou Klein, for help.
he can’t ignore her plea, Klein suspects that Franny is keeping secrets from him.
Her husband, Haggerty, was cleared of the murder of his first wife, ambitious
young stripper Valerie Price, only because of his watertight alibi: he’d been
in bed with Franny at the time. But is Franny’s evidence to be trusted?
when Franny’s over-protective older brother is killed, the stakes become even
higher. Jimmy Patterson was also an ex-cop and one of Klein’s oldest friends.
In order to protect his ex-girlfriend and avenge her brother’s murder, Klein
must unravel a convoluted history of deceit and death.