Manhattan Manhunt tells the behind-the-scenes story of the intense police manhunt for international jewel thieves juxtaposed to the inner workings of the elusive crime organization. Led by Major Case Squad Detective Bobby Walsh, the police are on the hunt for Bardyllis "the Bard" Leka, the ringleader behind the ever-mounting heists. The chase goes on for months with near misses and harrowing escapes until the K-9 capture of accomplices leads to big break in the case. Will the heists finally stop? Will the Bard be captured by the police or taken out by his own men?
Manhattan Manhunt is a fictional novel inspired by a real-life arrest. In April 1993, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PAPD) Police Officer George O'Donnell and his K-9 partner, Billon, arrested three international jewel thieves. NYPD detectives told George O'Donnell this arrest was instrumental for the NYPD, FBI, and Interpol to catch the masterminds behind the highly sophisticated paramilitary-style burglaries in New York City and throughout the United States. The suspects were later tied to the YACS, an organized crime ring funding the Bosnian War. While Manhattan Manhunt is inspired by a real-life event, the characters and the story line are fictitious.