Detective John Roe joined the New York Police Department as a trainee in 1968 and began his career on patrol in the South Bronx’s 40th Precinct. During the course of his forty-plus years on the force, he served in street crime, narcotics, and sex crimes units, and he performed more than 1,000 arrests. Upon his retirement in October 2012, he was at the top of the NYPD’s longevity list. He currently resides in Rockland County. This is his first book. Called “a hard-boiled poet” by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan, Reed Farrel Coleman is a three-time recipient of the Shamus Award for Best PI Novel of the Year and is a two-time Edgar Award nominee. His last novel, Hurt Machine, was named one of 2011’s Best Mysteries by Publishers Weekly.