A diplomat is gunned down in midtown Manhattan. A girl is raped and thrown out a tenement window in Alphabet City. A mafia muscleman is running rings around the law. A beautiful Yuppie's career is cut short with a knife. Homicide Bureau Chief Butch Karp and his wife take on every dirty-dealing felon in the Big Apple. Part of the "Books That Take You Anywhere You Want To Go" Summer Reading Promotion.