(From the publisher):
In the gray predawn, Officer Sam Wright paddles rhythmically in his sea kayak from his home in a secluded cove to the shores of downtown Seattle. His is the first shift, the quiet shift. His beat, First Avenue, is a steet close to the pulse of the city's darkness. This morning, Sam, with his well-ordered life and his solitary police beat, is about to witness a grisly sight that will alter everything.
From the moment Sam is called to a run-down hotel on First Avenue to check out a locked room and a strange smell, the veereeran policeman's questions about life and death begin to surface. A baby, an abandoned dead baby, sends Sam and his colleague Katherine Murphy on a search to uncover the story behind the tragedy. In the connecting bits of evidence that lead Sam to the truth, aat least to the degree that he can find the truth on the street, Sam will encounter the two things he as managed to avoid-his past and his future.
Original title: First Avenue
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense