A former beat cop, novelist Lowen Clausen sat down to write First Avenue when "there was no distance between the street and me." Filled with compelling authenticity, his debut novel is the passionate and powerful story of a Seattle cop who can't shake the image of the abandoned dead baby he finds in a seedy hotel--and who can't give up on finding the truth until those responsible are taken down....
Take a walk down First Avenue's seamy streets ...
On First Watch, Officer Sam Wright spends the predawn hours patrolling Seattle's gritty First Avenue. He is familiar with the flophouses, the peep shows, the drunken bums. And he is able to leave it all behind when he kayaks home every day....
But when he finds an abandoned dead baby in a seedy hotel, Sam can't shake the image. He makes a promise to himself and to the baby's missing mother to uncover the truth.