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|Series||Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy|
|Genre||Novel, crime fiction|
|Publisher||The Mysterious Press|
|ISBN||978-0-445-40852-4 (first edition, hardcover)|
|Preceded by||Because the Night (novel) (1984)|
|Followed by||Killer on the Road (1986)|
The novel begins a psychiatrist's assessment recommending that Hopkins be immediately retired from duty with a full pension. Hopkins eludes compulsory retirement with attachment as LAPD liaison officer to an FBI bank robbery investigation. Hopkins then manipulates his way into robbery/homicide investigations. The novel's story line and characters twist and turn.
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