During a raid on a drug deal, a police officer is mistakenly shot by his partner through circumstances set up by one of the dealers. Burke Basile, a New Orleans detective, tries to handle the guilt over killing his fellow cop and seethes over the acquittal of the man responsible. The successful defense attorney, Pinkie Duvall, is not only criminally involved with the defendant but also with corruption that reaches into the police department. Burke is the dedicated cop who resists corruption and becomes frustrated with the ineffective justice system, almost to the point of giving up. But he is still determined to exact revenge. Jack Garrett's narration captures Burke's cynicism and Pinkie's crafty evil persona. The story follows a standard but popular formula containing romance, action, and suspense. Recommended for the author's fans and those who enjoy this genre.DCatherine Swenson, Norwich Univ., Northfield, VT Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.