Death Never Sleeps
Veteran Homicide Detective James "Big Jim" Donegan and his partner, Detective Chris Hunter, have been called to scene of their latest
case, a strangled call girl who has been put halfway through a wood chipper that was left unattended in one of the city's parks.
he was eight years old Chris Hunter has looked up to Big Jim Donegan not merely as a mentor but also as a father-figure. Today Big
Jim intends to use this case, like every other crime that they have worked together, as an opportunity to teach his technically brilliant
but socially awkward partner how to be a great cop. The training, like the work, is endless. Big Jim and Chris Hunter know that they
have chosen a profession that is never finished, that never stops, that death never sleeps.
When they first became partners in the
Major Crimes Unit, Big Jim told Chris:
"People have to matter to you one way or another, even if it's only out of intellectual curiosity,
but they have to count for something, inside, if you ever want to be really good on the Murder Police."
Chris Hunter is doing his best
to understand how people work and how to succeed on the Murder Police but the work gets even harder when two more murders, one new
and one old, are added to his caseload. Of course, Chris Hunter wants to find these killers so that he can bring them to justice,
but even more than that he wants to catch them for Big Jim.
NOTE: A screenplay based on this novel is
available from the author.