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It begins with a regimen visitors forestall. Moments later, a tender guy is killed by means of a rookie cop. Self-defense or homicide? As San Francisco descends into riots and chaos, it’s as much as Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez to turn out that the cop is blameless. Or is he?
In the 9th installment of New York Times bestselling writer Sheldon Siegel’s iconic San Francisco collection, ex-spouses Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez have come far from their days as small-time protection lawyers. No longer operating in a transformed martial arts studio above a Chinese eating place at the earthy facet of Mission Street. Rosie is now San Francisco’s Public Defender, and Mike is the pinnacle of the Felony Division. Their daughter is in school. Their son is in center faculty. For the primary time in years, there’s a semblance of order of their lives.
It doesn’t closing lengthy.
Johnny Bacigalupi is a rookie police officer and fourth-generation cop who graduated on the best of his elegance at St. Ignatius High, USF, and the Police Academy. His father is an assistant leader. He’s additionally Mike’s godson.
On a wet evening, Johnny and his spouse pull over a Honda with a damaged tail mild. Juwon Jones has an excellent probation violation. When requested to go out his automobile, Jones bangs the door into Johnny and flees. Johnny corners Jones in a close-by parking space, the place Jones raises his fingers. Shots ring out and Jones is lifeless. Was it a rookie mistake? Self-defense?
A gun is located beneath the frame—did it belong to Jones? Was it planted? No weapon is visual in pictures from Johnny’s frame cam or video taken by means of different officials. Yet Johnny and the opposite law enforcement officials insist that Johnny acted in self-defense. The proof suggests differently. Rioters are challenging justice. The D.A. fees Johnny with first-degree homicide.
Meanwhile, San Francisco is besieged. Local TV, cable information, Twitter, and social media explode. Police supporters conflict with Black Lives Matter. White supremacists come to San Francisco on the lookout for hassle—and to find it.
Mike and Rosie keep away from the fray till Johnny’s circle of relatives asks Mike to constitute his godson. Despite Rosie’s reservations, Mike takes a go away of absence and represents Johnny, with lend a hand from his former-cop-turned-private-investigator brother, Pete.
Mike, Rosie, and Pete face their largest problem but in a high-stakes case the place San Francisco’s streets flip violent.
An intricate plot, likeable characters, robust suspense, and a slightly of humor are Sheldon Siegel’s hallmarks. In SERVE AND PROTECT, readers will uncover as soon as once more why Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez were referred to as two of probably the most compelling and liked characters in fresh crime fiction.
SERVE AND PROTECT is the 9th e book within the felony mystery collection that includes Mike Daley & Rosie Fernandez.