James Patterson’s umpteenth outing draws readers into the seedy underbelly of Chicago. The book opens with a grisly tableau. Detective Billy Harney left for dead in a hotel room, his partner Kate Fenton and aggressive assistant state attorney Amy Lentini less lucky. Flashbacks reveal the cause of the murders – a warrantless raid led by Harney on a suspected brothel servicing prominent religious figures and politicians. The black book in question is a list of all the high profile clients, one of whom ha s framed Billy. The Black Book is a gripping read which will thrill long-time fans and newcomers alike.