Conrad Voort, the sexy and charismatic NYC detective, takes on a dangerously invisible killer in the most textured, complex and commercial Ethan Black thriller yet. . .
Voort meets his childhood friend Meechum at a downtown bar for a drink and a disturbing conversation. His long-lost friend is paranoid and troubled, and vaguely hints at a military career gone terribly wrong . . . and then he suddenly disappears, and is later found dead under curious circumstances.
A banker with a devil-may-care attitude and a smile that conceals a devilish impulse, a literary agent who is quick to anger and much too easy to manipulate, a mechanic with a desperate need to be liked by everyone, no matter the cost, and a psychologist who keeps all their secrets as well as his own...they meet every week in the dingy back room of Mackey's Steak and Ale Tavern in New York City. These men have one thing in common: They all suffer the sting of a broken heart.