The Pulitzer Prize-winning Kennedy returns with another first-rate entry in his classic Albany series. Set in 1945, this boisterous period piece is the story of Roscoe Conway, an energetic New York lawyer and politician. After nearly 15 years of using his influence to ensure the dominance of the Democratic party in Albany, Roscoe who's connected to everyone in town, from the police to the mob, from socialites to call girls is ready to retire. But when a series of mysterious deaths occurs, including the murder of his friend Elisha, he decides to stick around a little longer. Passion, scandal and suspense follow for the good-hearted political boss, including encounters with Veronica, his lifetime flame, who just happens to be the widow of Elisha. Kennedy is in top form in this national bestseller.