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A Renee Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel
There's chaos in Hollywood at the end of the New Year's Eve countdown. Working her graveyard shift, LAPD detective Renee Ballard waits out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revelers shoot their guns into the air. Only minutes after midnight, Ballard is called to a scene where an auto shop owner has been fatally hit by a bullet in the middle of a crowded street party. She quickly determines that it's linked to another unsolved murder - a case at one time worked by Detective Harry Bosch. At the same time, Ballard hunts a fiendish pair of serial rapists, the Midnight Men, who've been terrorizing women and leaving no trace. Determined to solve both cases, Ballard feels like she is constantly running uphill in a police department indelibly changed by the pandemic and recent social unrest. As the two detectives work together to find out where old and new cases intersect, they must constantly look over their shoulders. The brutal predators they're tracking are ready to kill to keep their secrets hidden.