In a neighborhood plagued with violence, Dave Brandstetter uncovers a corporate crime
Gifford Gardens has gone to hell: Persistent flooding has reduced the neighborhood to a slum, a battleground for rival gangs. Anyone who can afford to leave has already pulled up stakes, and Paul and Angela Myers are among those who are left. To make ends meet, Paul takes on long-haul truck driving, which is as dangerous as it is lucrative, and it's not long before the job gets him killed.
One night, Paul's truck flies off a cliff and explodes in midair. Did he fall asleep at the wheel, or was he murdered? Keen-eyed insurance investigator Dave Brandstetter suspects a conspiracy. While digging into Paul's past, Dave will uncover a connection between his untimely death and the happier years of Gifford Gardens.
Nightwork is book seven in the Dave Brandstetter Mystery series, which also includes Troublemaker and The Man Everybody Was Afraid Of.