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Former hot-shot Washington, D.C. cop, Mason \\\"Mace\\\" Perry gets out of prison after serving two years after being set up.
Returning to Washington, D.C., Mace wants nothing more than to get her hold job back. Her sister, Beth, is the Chief of Police in Washington. Mace knows that she will have to do any police work in an unofficial manner and believes that one way to get back on the force is to solve a big case.
Improbably, her sister, Beth, takes Mace to the scene of a murder. This seems unlikely to this reader, as the Chief of Police bringing a relative, and one who is an ex-con to a crime scene.
Mace meets Roy Kingman when he is interviewed by the police after discovering a co-worker\\\'s body. Once the police finish questioning Roy, Mace has a few questions of her own and the two become friends. They decide to work together, in an unofficial manner, to see if they can find the person who raped and murdered Roy\\\'s associate.
The next development is when the body of U.S. Attorney, Jamie Meldon is found in a dumpster. Beth and her group meet the FBI at the scene but are ordered off the case by unnamed higher authority.
Mace then overhears her sister talk with acting Chief District Attorney, Mora Danforth. It was Mora who sent Mace to prison and Mace knows that Mora dislikes her and would love to see her fail so she could send Mace back.
The action is strong and there\\\'s plenty of it. However, there are many parts of the story that defy logic. At one point, Roy and Mace are about to be killed by a gang leader, but Roy challanges the gangster to a game of one-on-one in the basketball court, for their lives. In another scene, Mace is locked in a fridge which is also chained shut. What happens here is improbable.
If the reader is able to suspend their sense of logic, this can be a fun story. Mace is an interesting character but the ending was too contrived and wasn\\\'t plausable.