NYPD Detectives Harry Corbin and his partner Adele Bentibi investigate the killing of an ex-con disgraced cop in broad daylight on a street in Ridgewood, Queens. The day before, the victim had been released from Attica State Prison, having served seven years for killing a prisoner in the Precinct cellblock. NYPD brasspush Corbin and Bentibi to speedily close the case as a revenge killing by one of the dead pimp's gang. Instead, they persist, uncovering a cabal of dirty cops who threaten their lives while making them pariahs on The Job.
The eviscerated body of a young Jane Doe, dumped under the Williamsburg bridge on a sweltering August day, is investigated by NYPD Detective Harry Corbin. He stalks the killers in the immigrant enclaves of Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan, to confront a Chechen-led gang engaged in domestic slavery.
Original crime fiction by 19 mystery authors who set stories in 19 gritty neighborhoods in the Borough of Queens, NYC-the most diverse place in the country whose residents speak 140 languages. From the foreign shores of Rockaway Beach, north to the East River boundary with Manhattan, and all the urban enclaves in between.