It was a mess.
If Sheer talked, Parker's cover was blown.
But Sheer had talked and Sheer had died.
And Younger, a fat crooked cop, had listened and was left dreaming on a cool half-a-million dollars that didn't exist, and a list full of names he shouldn't know.
Parker had to end his fantasy, find Sheer's Killer, and somehow keep the air from turning blue.