When Sergeant Brian O’Malley’s prostitute lover pushes him from a window, his friends in the police cover up the details and give him a hero’s funeral.

His eldest son is encouraged to join the boys in the force, but as he rises through the ranks he realises that all favours must be repaid, whatever the repercussions . . .

‘Rough and tough and authentic’ New York Times
‘This riveting blockbuster has everything’ Publishers Weekly