Private detective Michael Kelly is hired by his former partner to solve an eight-year old rape and battery case long gone cold. But when the partner turns up dead, Kelly enlists a team of his savviest colleagues to connect the dots between the recent murder and the cold case it revived: a television reporter whose relationship with Kelly is not strictly professional; his best friend from childhood, a forensic DNA expert; and an old ally from the DA's office. To close the case, Kelly will have to face the mob, a serial killer, his own double-crossing friends, and the mean streets of the city he loves.
"A magnificent debut that should be read by all." --John Grisham"An intricate, fast-paced crime thriller." --The Chicago Sun-Times" A smart, stylish debut." --The Boston Globe"This book harkens the arrival of a major new voice." --Michael Connelly"Gritty and witty, The Chicago Way is done the classic Raymond Chandler Way." --Kathy Reichs