A cold case. A hot gun. A charismatic convict with a story—if he can live long enough to tell it.
When Rudy Prada is pulled over for a traffic violation and a gun is found beneath the seat of his car, he risks his freedom—and even his life—by breaking the code of the streets and talking to the cops. And not just any “cops,” but the one who sent him to prison twice and shot him once in the process: L.A. Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Josefina Sanchez.
Josie and her partner Dickie Jones are already up to their holsters in unsolved murders when Prada is found with a gun. Josie is more than happy to send him back to the joint, but he convinces her that he’s innocent and that he has changed his life, leaving crime and gangs and his addiction to drugs and alcohol behind him.
But when the gun is found to have been used to murder an L.A. city councilman, all bets are off for the convict. Prada has no choice but to run, but it isn’t only the cops who are searching for him—someone else wants him dead.
The Program is book 7 in the highly acclaimed, best-selling, and award-winning Dickie Floyd Detective series. If you enjoy realistic police procedurals and unpredictable plot twists, you’ll love Danny R. Smith’s riveting crime novels.
“Nothing less than brilliant storytelling. A noir crime novel for the new millennium with characters that literally breathe and leap off the pages at you. Once again, Bravo!” — Frederick Douglass Reynolds, award-winning author of Black, White, and Gray All Over: A Black Man’s Odyssey in Life and Law Enforcement
“Another outstanding work from the author of the Dickie Floyd novels.” — Kay Reeves
“Danny R. Smith has woven the ideal story once again, filled with characters who jump off the page and into your heart. Outstanding. Very Highly Recommended.” — Michele Kapugi
“Smith outdid himself! His in-depth development of Josie in this episode of the franchise really made this book enjoyable.” — Jeff Schauer
“One of those books you can’t wait to finish and makes you angry when you’re done.” — Dennis Slocumb
“Best book I’ve read in the past several years.” — Bud Johnson
“Few writers can take you into the minds of police and criminals. None do so as well as Danny R. Smith.” — Phil Jonas