Sometimes the darkest moments of our lives give us the brightest chance at our redemption.
Estranged from his wife and daughter, former undercover cop Mark Mallen has spent the last four years in a haze of heroin. And when his best friend from the academy, Eric Russ, is murdered, all the evidence points to Mallen as the prime suspect.
Now Mallen’s former colleagues on the force are turning up the heat and Russ’s survivors are in desperate need of answers. But if he wants to serve justice to the real killer, Mallen knows he’ll have to get clean. Turning a life around is murder for a junkie, especially when two low-life thugs want him dead. Bruised, battered, and written off by nearly everyone, Mallen must make amends for his damaged past and restore hope for a better future.
"Equally rooted in the struggle for justice and the struggle for sobriety, Lewis' debut makes it clear that there may be no clear right or wrong."—Kirkus Reviews
"Robert Lewis gives Mallen a world that is bleak but never hopeless and Lewis truly delivers in this gritty debut weaving tension with loss and revenge for a story where right still beats wrong no matter how murky the battle."—Sophie Littlefield, Edgar Award-Finalist and bestselling author of the Stella Hardesty Crime series