With Four to Midnight, award-winning crime reporter Scott
Flander, author of the critically acclaimed novel Sons of
the City, returns with a second explosive novel of justice,
politics, and race featuring Sergeant Eddie North.
When a black city councilman is badly beaten on a West
Philadelphia street and blames two of Eddie's best cops,
they deny it. Called to the scene, Eddie -- uncertain of
what really happened -- decides to back his men and finds
himself accused of a conspiracy to cover up the truth. The
media, the politicians, and the public are outraged. And
then a man in a black ski mask begins a campaign to
As Eddie races to learn what was really behind the beating,
more trouble erupts. A fellow sergeant has taken advantage
of the tension in the city and formed a ring of corrupt
officers that includes one of the two cops for whom Eddie
is risking everything.
The widening conflict between the police and the black
community is mirrored by the battle of cop against cop. And
with the stakes so high, there are no winners ... just
those strong enough -- and lucky enough -- to survive.
Masterfully plotted and delivered in evocative prose, Four
to Midnight is a riveting story of how hard it is to do the
right thing in the midst of a raging battle to maintain
brotherhood and morality in a city under siege from within.