Growing up on the mean streets of New York City, Johnny and Mikey always had each other’s backs. Mikey was a loyal friend but even he knew that Johnny was headed for bigger things. That’s why he dubbed him the Mayor of Lexington Avenue.
The two friends were inseparable—until one fateful night set them on their different paths: Johnny to life as a high-powered lawyer in Miami, and Mikey to a shattered existence behind bars. Now, haunted by guilt over Mikey’s conviction, and numbed by the excesses of a successful life, Johnny finds his one last shot at redemption: A young Florida man is framed for a murder he didn’t commit, and Johnny feels compelled to fight for him—and, in a way, for Mikey. But there are powerful people who want the truth hidden, and Johnny will have to risk everything, and everyone, he cares about to save the young man…and himself.
""A powerful debut legal thrillerâ€¦exciting.""--Chicago Tribune
""This is a debut novel, but it reads like it was written by a master of the genre.""
""Engagingâ€¦engrossing."" --Rocky Mountain News
""[M]esmerizing."" --The Tampa Tribune
""Not only is this a top-notch legal thriller, it's also a moving story about love, guilt, personal redemption, and friendship. Sheehan is a truly gifted storyteller, and the novel's format is fresh and clever...This is a terrific novel, a genuine literary achievement.""--Booklist (starred review)
""This first novel has all the ingredients of a satisfying page-turnerâ€¦and an added plus: intelligent commentary about the inherent flaws of the capital punishment system."" --St. Petersburg Times
""[A] fierce and masterful piece of work."" --Variagate.com