by Baxter Clare
Francis M. Franco. Shot for three bucks and change. The only witness, his ten-year-old daughter.
Thirty-five years later, that daughter is LAPD Lieutenant L.A. Franco. Tired of running, Frank realizes it’s time to either face the past or die by its long hand. In an effort to quiet her demons she returns home, to New York’s Lower East Side. But the journey intended to rest old ghosts only resurrects them.
While visiting her mother’s grave Frank is stunned to discover a lead in her father’s long-unsolved murder. Aided by NYPD Detective Annie Silvester, Frank follows the lone clue down the unlit steps of memory to a final, unthinkable resolution.
In End of Watch, L.A. Franco at last kneels before Fate and in so doing becomes its master.