(From the publisher):
A man with a past, Justin Westwood has retreated from reality by taking a menial post with a small-town Long Island police department, drowning his troubles in mindless traffic duty and lots of booze. But his dormant professionalism is awakened when a young woman journalist is found brutally murdered. She recently got into trouble for quoting erroneous facts in the obituary of a man who had been living in the local retirement home, but that's not the sort of mistake that bring a duo of professional hitmen to your door-or the FBI to town. As Justin attempts to unravel the puzzle, he finds that everyone-the cops, the FBI, and one of the strangest professional killer teams ever seen-seems to be one step ahead of him, disposing of witnesses and setting him up for the fall. But this is just the kind of reality check Justin's needed, and he'll stop at nothing to get to the bottom of this madness-and maybe save himself in the process.
Original title: Aphrodite
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural