is the latest, explosively charged murder mystery featuring gritty, street-smart cop Danny Cavanaugh... in this exciting, action-packed saga of murder, mayhem, and brutal struggles for power! Highly recommended." - John Burroughs Midwest Book Review"Filled with twists involving high level cover-ups, drug trafficking, sex peddling and questionable federal surveillance, aptly titled Citycide is a terrific Motown police procedural. Fast-paced, readers will relish Danny's tour of the mean streets of Detroit." - Harriet Klausner, The Mystery Gazette"Gary Hardwick has delivered another literary buffet of suspense and mystery coupled with real emotion. CITYCIDE is one of those books that will be perfect for the summer but is sure to entertain and keep you engaged from start to finish. You won't be disappointed." - Cyrus Webb Conversations Magazine"[S]uspenseful plot; the gritty settings of inner city Detroit and the local power structures; and themes of friendship, family, loyalty, honor, and justice... if you are looking for an urban mystery thriller with intense political drama, colorful characters, and action-packed excitement, this reviewer recommends Citycide." - Fe'Dricka Moore, QBR The Black Book Review
From the Author
Some time ago, I wrote a fine little thriller called Supreme Justice.
In that book, the hero had a brash, hot-headed friend named Danny Cavanaugh. He was bold, handsome and courageous, a hero himself.
And he died.
It hurt me to write the lines ending his life. It hurt my publisher too, who found a white man with a black soul fascinating.
So Danny was resurrected and I wrote another fine thriller about him, Color Of Justice
. It was so fine in fact that a movie studio bought it and they tried to kill him--in development.
I realized that young Mr. Cavanaugh had so much to say and he wasn't done saying it. Now, I look forward to him speaking on the big screen.
After that novel, I realized that Danny Cavanaugh was an artistic and sociological representation of all men, a creation of his environment and biology, a balance of intellect and instinct, restraint and passion.
This book is a continuation of Danny's story and more. It brings back faces from past novels and shows how Mr. Cavanaugh was created from them all.