From the jacket: When a woman's body is found at the bottom of an air shaft in a Times Square hotel, it looks like a routine suicide. Enter homicide detectives Lennie Briscoe and Ed Green. Something about the woman seems out of place in this tourist trap - her clothing indicates she was elegant. No self-respecting rich person would be caught dead in a place like this. The trail leads though the streets of New York to the woma 's apartment and a drawer that holds an about-to-be-published tell-all novel that was destined to be a bestseller. What's in the novel that is worth killilng over?"