This is the return of the Apaches-a cadre of controversial, adrenaline-junkie former NYPD cops, first introduced in Lorenzo Carcaterra's previous novel Apaches. In this sequel, set three years after the events in the first novel, the surviving members of the team reunite to continue their battle against crime. Their new adventure starts with the machine-gun murder of innocent bystanders in a Manhattan restaurant. This incident ultimately propels our heroes into an investigation of a Colombian drug cartel responsible for the selling and distribution of millions of kilos of cocaine. Joining the group in this mission are three new Apaches: Ash, a wounded Hispanic female cop with a specialty in arson investigations; Quincy, an HIV-positive recruit who is a specialist in forensics; and Bruno, a retired police dog who is a gold-shield detective, highly decorated for his skills at sniffing out illegal drugs. It's the Apaches versus the drug lords in an all-out New York City street war.