Ex-NYPD cop Filomena Buscarsela—the irrepressible urban crime fighter of 23 Shades of Black and Soft Money—is back. When Filomena discovers that a high-tech Long Island factory is spewing poisons into the water supply, she’s sure that the contaminator is none other than her nemesis, a cutthroat industrial polluter. Armed only with an ax to grind, the gutsy Filomena knows she’ll have to play dirty to clean up the neighborhood. Her search for justice introduces her to the unfamiliar scent of privilege and immerses her in the all-too-familiar stench of political corruption and personal greed. Once again, Filomena’s nose for trouble has drawn her into a case that’s more than a little hazardous to her health. Set in 1980s New York, this third installment in the series sees the tough-talking, street-smart Latina juggling the dangers of the investigation with the demands of her adorable three-year-old daughter and the delights of a surprising new romance.