Manfred 'Blue Eyes' Coen is a cop on loan to the First Deputy's office, sent to the mean streets of his old Bronx neighbourhood to do some very dirty business. Child brides are being kidnapped and are turning up in Mexico, and the daughter of a millionaire has gone missing. Are Coen's childhood friends, the Guzmanns, the key to this mystery? Coen's mentor, the disgraced First Deputy, Isaac Sidel, knew that there was only one man for the job. So, caught between his childhood loyalties and his reputation as the toughest, sharpest cop in New York City, it's up to Blue Eyes to solve the case. But too many people are double-crossing him - and too many people want him dead. Set in a shocking New York underworld populated by a constellation of punks, low lifes, thugs, nymphs, vice lords and bag men, Blue Eyes is the second book in Jerome Charyn's classic Isaac Quartet.
Jerome Charyn was born in the Bronx in 1937, and is the author of more than thirty books, including Sizzling Chops & Devilish Spins, Metropolis: New York as Myth, Marketplace And Magical Land and The Black Swan. He has lived in Barcelona, Houston, Austin and San Francisco and now divides his time between New York and Paris, where he teaches film theory at the American University and writes regularly for Cahiers du Cinema.