Kate Williams

Marginalized. Brazen. Quick. Relentless.

Kate Williams is on a mission. Despite scoring near the top of her class and acing every deployment to which she’s been assigned, Kate isn’t taken seriously. She’s a black woman in 1978 – and no matter what she does, her prejudiced superiors won’t recognize her talent. To hell with it. To hell with them. Kate spearheaded a bold operation to clean up a network of drug dealers across the Eastern Seaboard, crippling its operations. The one missing piece is the identity and location of that network’s phantom kingpin, John Barlow. Sketchy details and a fuzzy photograph aren’t much to go on – until Patterson brings her Barlow’s real name: Brian Hearn.