James Patterson writing with Howard Roughan
New York’s Lombardo Steak House if famous for three reasons – the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police’s fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit. Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad-boy. In the chaos, he accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that lands him in the middle of an all-out war between Italian and Russian mafia forces. Back off – or die – is the clear message Nick receives as he investigates for a story of his own. Heedless, Nick endures, humiliation, threats, violence and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation.