By John Lescroart
While the offended white mob poured out of the bar on San Francisco's Geary road and surrounded an blameless black guy, Kevin Shea used to be the single person who attempted to forestall them. He failed, and now, because of a misleading information photograph taken through the melee, he's sought after for the homicide himself-and the genuine culprits have threatened his existence if he says a observe.
As riots rage and politicians posture, Lieutenant Abe Glitsky unearths himself stressed to deliver Shea in in any respect expenditures. And as recognize for the legislation crumbles-even between these sworn to uphold it-true justice is the one factor that may hinder the dying of one other blameless guy.
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