One for me, and one for you. Divvying up candy when you were a kid was an almost-exact science. Everybody had to have an equal amount, and they watched closely to ensure that happened. One for you, one for me. Even Steven, it’s all the same. But, in the new book “Laws of Wrath” by Eriq La Salle, what’s good for the goose might kill the gander.
Phee Freeman could never forget why his brother left the family. A.J. was gay, which was something that neither Phee, nor their father, Clay, could accept back then. When Phee and Clay learned the truth, it was as if A.J. had never been born. Phee couldn’t forget that, nor could he forgive himself for shunning his only brother—specially when A.J. was found mutilated and dead.
Naturally, Clay Freeman mourned for his eldest son, but Clay had seen death before. He’d lost his beloved wife years ago—and prior to that, he’d been on the wrong edge of trouble and the right end of a gun. It wasn’t something he was proud of, but that was in the past.
Although it wasn’t protocol, when Detective Quincy Cavanaugh was assigned to investigate the murder of A.J. Freeman, he needed his partner by his side. He and Phee were known around the NYPD for being the best at solving unusual cases—so when a second mutilated body was found, Cavanaugh knew that this would be one of the strangest cases of all.