Something’s rotten in the borough of Brooklyn. And it’s not just the wave of glossy condos pushing longtime residents out of their neighborhoods. A construction worker has plunged to his death, and suspicion has fallen on a fellow hard hat for turning a crane into a killing machine. When the suspect does a disappearing act, a pair of unlikely partners reunite to chase him down.
Leonard Mitchell once investigated dirty cops, and Detective Ralph Mulino was his target. Mulino was cleared. But Leonard ran afoul of the system and ended up pushing paper for the Parks Department. Now Mulino drafts him to infiltrate a real estate mogul’s operation and expose a financial scam that may be behind the murder. But when the suspected killer gets tossed from a tenement roof, it seems the price of probing the housing market might just be too high.
About the Author
Andrew Case is the author of the novel The Big Fear and the stage plays The Electric Century, The Rant, and many others. He has been a member of the New American Writers Group at Primary Stages, a participating playwright at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, and a member of the PEN America Center. For nearly a decade he served as an investigator, spokesman, and policy director at the Civilian Complaint Review Board, which investigates allegations of misconduct by New York City Police Department officers. Andrew has written on police reform for Newsweek, the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, and other publications. A Falling Knife, sequel to The Big Fear, is the second novel in the Hollow City series. He lives in Flatbush, Brooklyn, with his wife, Claudia, and their two children.