From New York Times bestselling author Dick Wolf comes a tense thriller that superbly blends suspense, politics, intrigue, and high-flying action.
Ten days after the Mexican presidential election,
twenty-three bodies are discovered beheaded on the United States border, each marked with a unique symbol—a carving of a hummingbird. Detective Cecilia Garza of the Mexican intelligence agency recognizes it: it is the signature of an assassin called Chuparosa—a man both feared and celebrated for his cunning and brutality. The fierce and intense detective has been pursuing the killer for years, yet knows little about him, except that he’s heading to New York—with the rest of the world.
It’s United Nations Week in Manhattan, and Jeremy Fisk can’t let grief over a devastating loss keep him from his duty to safeguard the city and the world’s most powerful leaders. Complicating matters is the startling news of a mass murder in nearby Rockaway—and the arrival of a disturbingly beautiful and assertive Mexican cop determined to do things her way.
To have a chance at finding Chuparosa, these uneasy allies must learn to work together and fast. As they soon discover, there’s more to this threat than meets the eye—and Fisk will have to learn the hard way that justice is not always blind.