When the sun goes down, all bets are off in this gritty, "exhilaratingly alive" crime novel from the author of the celebrated Albert Samson mysteries (The New Yorker). Two decades on the Night Cover for the Indianapolis PD can wear a cop down. For Lt. Leroy Powder, the difference between right and wrong has gotten as murky as the coffee that gets him through the night. Burglaries, nickel-and-dime drug deals gone haywire, punks being punks, even a bomb scare-it all comes with the territory. But at the end of a particularly grueling shift, Lieutenant Powder gets a call from an informant who claims he's found a dead body. Turns out Johnny Uncle was telling the truth. Beyond that the facts get shaky. Besides the victim's obvious lack of breathing, the only other certainty is that the hands were sledgehammered postmortem to prevent identification. Lieutenant Powder has seen his share of by-the-book murders. But something tells the grizzled veteran there's a killer going way off script. And that the story has just begun-and that the night is far from over. Night Cover is the 1st book in the Lt. Leroy Powder Novels, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
by Michael Z. Lewin
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