The richest of New York's rich gather at the Pierre's Cotillion Room to raise money for those less fortunate. The mayor-with Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald of the elite NYPD Red task force providing security--is on hand to applaud the Silver Bullet Foundation's new plan for public housing.
A fatal blast rocks the room, stirring up horrifying memories of 9/11. Is the explosion an act of terrorism--or a homicide?
A big-name female filmmaker is the next to die, in a desolate corner of New York City. Zach and Kylie investigate, and the intimate details of the director's life remind them of their own impossible situation--their personal relationship seems as unsolvable as the murders.
The crimes keep escalating, and the perpetrators may be among the A-list New Yorkers NYPD Red was formed to protect. Their insane pursuit of ever-greater pleasures, indulgences, and thrills could be the catalyst of destruction on an unthinkable scale. Zach and Kylie track a shadowy killer as he masterfully plays out his vendetta-and threatens to take down NYPD Red in the bargain.
Hometown:Palm Beach, Florida
Date of Birth:March 22, 1947
Place of Birth:Newburgh, New York
Education:B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
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When New York's very rich gather at Pierre's Cotillion Room to raise money for those less favored by life, a terrible explosion brings back memories of 9/11. Then a prominent woman filmmaker dies on a lonely street corner, and detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald of the elite NYPD Red task force are out all night as the crimes escalate. With a 500,000-copy first printing.