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S.T.R.E.S.S. might be Detroit's elite police undercover squad, but to black rookie cop Charlie Battle, it's nothing less than an execution squad targeting blacks. As Battle tries to walk the thin blue line between supporting his fellow officers and his own racial pride, he is compelled to speak out in a police department where talking against the squad may be the ultimate crime. HC: Mysterious Press.
Don't look for any mystery about which of the cast members is guilty—they all are—but enjoy this as a peerless exercise in style, an evocation of a dirty page in urban history, and a brutal descent into "any civic architect's picture of hell."