PI Marty Stiles was shot and paralyzed and is now in rehab, trying to decide whether to fight to recover. Meanwhile, his agency is being run by two women: the street-smart and savvy Alessandra Martillo, who's the muscle, and Sarah Waters, a naive, single mom, new to the job but who quickly becomes the brains. Though the two women grew up only a few miles from each other in Brooklyn, it might as well have been worlds apart. Now they're partners, and for all their differences, are committed to their joint venture. When Sarah's deadbeat ex-husband gets into trouble, Al would rather let him suffer, but she agrees to help Sarah figure out where he is and why another man has ended up dead. This follow-up to "The Last Gig" features a tough and edgy, one-of-a-kind heroine--an entirely fresh take on the hardboiled women private investigators who dominate so many crime fiction classics.
Norman Green is the author of five crime novels, most recently "The Last Gig." Born in Massachusetts, he now lives in New Jersey with his wife.