City of FireBook - 2009
The rough streets of the south Bronx. Home to countless gangs, pimps, and hustlers. A land where a gunshot is as common as a baby crying. A place where a day without a murder is an oddity. But this place is home to many, and it's where ten-year police veteran Michael Beckett has spent most of his time. Beckett has policing in his blood. He's from a long line of New York City cops, and knows no other life. That is, until he by chance lands a walk-on role on a popular network cop show. After that his vision changes. He thinks he can give up his days of chasing down the rapists, drug dealers, and murderers on the streets for a new life in front of the camera and with the young and hot writer on the show, Solana Ortiz.
But when Solana's neighborhood in the south Bronx starts being the target of a string of arsons, Beckett must put aside the caviar dreams and do what he does best--police work. With the help of his mercurial partner, Vinnie D'Amato, Beckett unlocks a heinous scheme that reaches into the deepest pockets of power and greed in New York City, and into the path of an old friend that Beckett will do almost anything to forget.