Jake Castillo is a New York City detective on the down and out. Already serving a suspension due to his hot temper and doubts already cast on his ability to deal with his personal demons, the bitter Castillo can see no light at the end of the tunnel. But when a series of brutal murders begins to make headlines, the young detective is quickly called back to action. Just when it seems that things are finally beginning to look up, Castillo's life becomes further complicated when his former girlfriend finds herself on the run from a powerful crimelord who the detective has spent the last few years feuding with. As his investigation into the murders deepens, Jake is confronted by the stark truth behind the killings and must face his haunted past as he tries to stop a ruthless adversary who is hell bent on destroying him.
A story of loyalty and vengeance, this first story of the Blood Ties trilogy introduces readers to the violent world of Jake Castillo, an NYPD detective haunted by personal tragedy and driven by a burning rage.