Peter Blauner is a New York Times bestselling novelist and television writer. Due to a mixture of events early in life, he abandoned early dreams of being a baseball player or musician and turned his proclivity for being an observer into a journalism career. It was while working for New York magazine in the 1980s that he eventually wrote a crime novel called Slow Motion Riot. Since then, he has written seven other novels, his latest being Sunrise Highway. As the deaths of a dozen women create a trail that stretches along the Sunrise Highway in New York, it’s looks like they are connected to the gruesome murder of a schoolgirl forty years prior, of which someone had already convicted of the crime. Now, a young Latina NYPD detective by the name of Lourdes Robles is trying to discover the serial killer, all the while also discovering other far reaching connections throughout the city’s elite.
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From Peter Blauner, the writer Dennis Lehane calls "one of the most consistently bracing and interesting voices in American crime literature," comes a new thriller about a lone young cop on the trail of a powerful killer determined not just to stop her, but to make her pay.
In the summer of Star Wars and Son of Sam, a Long Island schoolgirl is found gruesomely murdered. A local prosecutor turns a troubled teenager known as JT from a suspect to a star witness in the case, putting away a high school football star who claimed to be innocent. Forty years later, JT has risen to chief of police, but there's a trail of a dozen dead women that reaches from Brooklyn across Long Island, along the Sunrise Highway, and it's possible that his actions actually enabled a killer.
That's when Lourdes Robles, a relentless young Latina detective for the NYPD, steps in to track the serial killer. She discovers a deep and sinister web of connections between the victims and some of the most powerful political figures in the region, including JT himself. Now Lourdes not only has to catch a killer, but maybe dismantle an entire system that's protected him, possibly at the cost of her own life.