Detective Shelley Krieg has lived her entire life in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. At six-foot-four, shes the giantess of DC Metroa tough cop whos paid her dues on her long path to becoming a detective in the city she loves. She can get a confession out of anyone. And she always plays by the rules. But when Rafael Hooks is arrested for killing his brother, all the rules change. Shelley finds herself t only fighting the system but also questioning her relationships with her co-workers, her closest friends, and even her partner, Kent Bellotti. It seems like an open-and-shut case: Raffi confesses to murdering his drug-dealing brother. But thing is as it seems. Each time Shelley finds evidence to exonerate Raffi, new evidence arises to confirm his guilt. Fingerprints tying Raffi to multiple murders in both DC and neighboring Maryland suddenly appear out of thin air. And on his first night in lock-up, Raffi is nearly killed. With allies left at DC Metro, Shelley turns to her estranged friend Yasmira Turner for help. Together Shelley and Mira uncover a web of deceit and corruption that links a Russian assassin, a high-paid DC call girl, and an urban Robin Hood who revates his crack houses before donating them to the poor.Never Kill a Friendis a taut, suspenseful vel of conflicting loyalties, friends found and lost, and power in the wrong hands. It is a finely wrought tale of one womans quest to stay true to herself and to do the right thing for an incent man.
Martin Hill, a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is professor of pharmacology at the Ponce Health Sciences University in Ponce, Puerto Rico, where he lives with his wife and son. Along with his scientific background, he has worked in theater, having run a comedy troupe in South Florida.