Meet David Fisk,. Detective Second Grade. He’s been a cop in the NYPD for sixteen years. In that time, he’s killed fourteen people.
Three were justifiable. What they call ‘righteous shoots’. A junkie who fired at Fisk first; a murder suspect fleeing arrest; and a guy who was too stupid to put his hands on his head when the cops told him to. The other eleven were just scumbags and criminals who didn’t deserve to live, but posed no immediate threat to Fisk or anyone else. He walked up to them and blew their brains out just because he felt like it.
So begins Righteous Kill, the story of Turk and Rooster, two of the NYPD's most experienced detectives, on the hunt for a killer. Their target stalks the streets of New York, killing criminals and deviants. A rapist, a drug dealer, a mobster, a pedophile priest, a pimp, a child abuser, and others, all of whom have slipped through the cracks of the US justice system.
On each corpse, he leaves a simple four-line poem. And pretty soon, they come to realize that they are searching for one of their own. A police officer. But then, one of them already knows that.
But time is catching up with Detective David Fisk, the poet killer. And even though he and his partner, Thomas Cowan, are the lead detectives on the case, no secret can stay buried forever.
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Carla Gugino, John Leguizamo, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Brian Dennehy, Donnie Wahlberg
Action, Thriller, Crime, Suspense