One of my favorite mystery series, though I need to collect and read the whole series. This book had some pieces from previous books I have yet to read.
A Catholic priest is killed by poisoning in front of his congregation in Spanish Harlem. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is assigned to solve the case. It quickly becomes apparent that the priest was not who everyone believed him to be. As Dallas works to find out who the man actually was, another murder occurs in a similar manner, though on a much larger scale, in Madison Square Garden. Dallas has to determine if it is the same killer and an inspired copycat.
It was interesting to read as Dallas uncovered the past of a single neighborhood, and how that past still haunts those who live there, and eventually drives one to murder. On the other hand, it is amazing how the author described the lengths one person went to in order to hide their past. It was a good thing there were reminders throughout the storyline that this series takes place in a futuristic New York City.
I was somewhat disappointed that Dallas did not banter as much with her media contact. Reading as she bulldozed through a few lawyers made up for it, though. There were some good chuckles throughout this book. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and look forward to catching up with the rest of the series, so I can figure out how some of the references play in.