Down the River Unto the SeaBook - 2018
Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the force and landed in Rikers. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure behind bars, King leads a solitary life, his work and his daughter the only lights. When he receives a letter from a woman who admits she was paid to frame him years ago, King decides to take his own case: finding out who wanted him disposed of--and why. Running in parallel with King's own quest for justice is the case of a Black radical journalist accused of killing two on-duty police officers who had been abusing their badges to traffic in drugs and prostitutes in the city's poorest neighborhoods. The two cases intertwine across the years, exposing a pattern of corruption and brutality wielded against the black men, women, and children whose lives the law destroyed. To solve them, King must outrun dirty cops, outsmart craven lawyers, and above all protect his daughter from the underworld in which he works.
Publisher: New York : Mullholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2018
Edition: Large print edition
Branch Call Number: Lg Print Mystery Mos
Characteristics: 419 pages (large print) ; 25 cm large print
Alternative Title: Down the river to the sea