Hidden Agenda by John Andes
Detective First Grade Tony Sattill of the NYPD is assigned the crime scene investigation of the gruesome, ritualistic “Handyman Murders.” Once the case is turned over to the homicide detectives, Tony is asked to dig into the past of fellow Detective, Elija Washington. Tony uncovers uncommonly large cash flows in Elija’s past and a possible major cover-up by NYPD, but then the evidence in the Handyman case begins to incriminate Tony. Lab tests reveal a link between him and the murders, and he knew all the victims. Tony’s world is crashing in on him while, all around him, close friends are dying. Is Tony pegged to be the fall guy—or just the next victim?