By Scott Flander
With 4 to nighttime, award-winning crime reporter Scott Flander, writer of the seriously acclaimed novel Sons of the town, returns with a moment explosive novel of justice, politics, and race that includes Sergeant Eddie North.When a black urban councilman is wrongly crushed on a West Philadelphia highway and blames of Eddie's most sensible law enforcement officials, they deny it. known as to the scene, Eddie -- doubtful of what particularly occurred -- comes to a decision to again his males and reveals himself accused of a conspiracy to hide up the reality. The media, the politicians, and the general public are outraged. after which a guy in a black ski masks starts a crusade to assassinate cops.As Eddie races to profit what used to be particularly in the back of the thrashing, extra difficulty erupts. A fellow sergeant has taken good thing about the stress within the urban and shaped a hoop of corrupt officials that incorporates one of many police officers for whom Eddie is risking everything.The widening clash among the police and the black neighborhood is reflected by means of the conflict of cop opposed to cop. And with the stakes so excessive, there are not any winners ... simply these robust sufficient -- and fortunate adequate -- to survive.Masterfully plotted and brought in evocative prose, 4 to hour of darkness is a riveting tale of the way tough it really is to do definitely the right factor in the course of a raging conflict to keep up brotherhood and morality in a urban below siege from inside of.
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