They were the Sheridan men, ruled by passion, betrayed by
love, heirs to a legacy of violence and forbidden desire. Gus, Boston’s top
homicide cop: he knew equally well the backroom politics of City Hall and the
private passions of the very rich, a man haunted by the wanton courage and
perilous obsessions he inherited from his father…Conn, the patriarch, a lawless
cop who spawned a circle of vengeance and betrayal that would span half a
century…and Chris, Gus’s beloved son, a Harvard lawyer and criminologist, fated
to risk everything to break the chain of obsession and rage…Three generations
linked by crime and punishment—cops and heroes, fathers, sons, and lovers
united at last by revelations that could bring a family to its knees…
It started when Conn Sheridan fell in love with Hadley
Winslow, a sophisticated Boston society woman he could never have. Conn’s
obsession compelled him to commit an act that would inextricably bind two
families and three generations of cops in their shared disgrace—until one
Sheridan had the courage to shatter the covenant.
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