There was a time when Assistant District Attorney Andrew Giobberti pursued his job with vigour and a certain glee - but now he mostly thinks about his next drink and the girl he can persuade to share it with him. Then a case much like others lands on his desk: a young girl, dead from a gunshot wound, a crackhead mother and a guilty-looking boyfriend. Something in this ordinary, tawdry case uncovers a vast well of grief and rage in him, and in his urge to avenge another pointless death he sets himself on a dangerous path to either destruction or redemption.
Robert Reuland is a senior assistant attorney in the homicide bureau of the Brooklyn D. A.'s office. A graduate of Cambridge University and Vanderbilt Law School, he lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with his wife and children.