Temporarily relieved from homicide detail for making the wrong politicians mad, police detective C. R. Payne is forced to work undercover in the seediest hangouts in Atlanta. Pretty tame stuff-until one of the bar's clientele is found dead in a nearby motel. Payne takes the case when he uncovers the victim's powerful political connections, figuring that solving the murder is his ticket back to the job he loves. But there are a few things Payne didn't figure on. Like the FBI. And international arms dealers. And a merciless trained killer who will stop at nothing to finish the job he's started..
Praise for Robert Coram: * "Relentless and fast-paced, filled with usually successful plot twists."--Publishers Weekly, for ATLANTA HEAT * "This is a well-written police procedural that is packed with interesting characters and a look at race relations in Atlanta."--Atlanta Constitution, for ATLANTA HEAT * [A] taut psychological thriller...gives readers all the action and gory twists they can handle."--Publishers Weekly, for KILL THE ANGELS * "A shocking, non-stop rollercoaster ride of suspense and horror that will have you hanging on to your seat and holding your breath."--William Deihl, bestselling author of Primal Fear, for KILL THE ANGELS