Jim Bishop is a hard man, as cold as the wind off the water
and tough to the point of brutality. Scott Weiss is
Bishop's boss, a world-weary ex-cop who runs a private
detective agency out of a concrete tower in the heart of
San Francisco. In this powerfully original series debut by
award-winning and bestselling author Andrew Klavan, Weiss
sends Bishop to investigate corruption at a Northern
California airport-and so sets events in motion that will
lead both men on a desperate hunt for a master assassin.
Bishop's assignment is to investigate the airport and
report back to Weiss. But Bishop prefers to make up the
rules as he goes along. He's willing to beat any man into
the ground and draw any woman into his bed in order to get
the answers he's after. A pilot himself, he takes to the
air to check out the illegal flights of a thug names Chris
Wannamaker. Then he coolly seduces Wannamaker's lonely wife
in order to find out more.
Back in the city, as Weiss struggles to rein Bishop in, he
begins a connected investigation of his own. A death in a
mansion in Presidio Heights, a seemingly random murder
South of Market, an apparent suicide off the Golden Gate
Bridge, all seem to bear the mark of Weiss' old nemesis, an
expert gun-for-hire who goes by the name of the Shadowman.
It's a trail of blood, and each step of it seems to bring
Weiss closer to Julie Wyant, a mysterious beauty who
captures the imagination of every man she meets.
Soon Bishop has found his way into the center of a massive
criminal conspiracy, a plan set to climax with an act of
audacious violence and a murder that would be impossible
for any killer but one. And with his operative's wife in
danger, Weiss begins a race against time to outsmart the
murderer who stalks his nightmares and to rescue the woman
who haunts his dream.
If you like your tough guys really tough, your femme fatale
and your action explosive-welcome to Dynamite Road.