Chicago Police Detective Vanek is a man who likes to swim beneath troubled waters without making a wave. He admits to being befuddled by the world in general and by women in particular. Most important to him is his family. Large, determined, unflappable, Vanek, of Polish extraction, has made his mark on the denizens and byways of the big city. He’s a bad enemy and good friend. Hailed as being a unique series, the Vanek Trilogy brings together Vanek’s most important cases, the ones that threatened his life, his friends and his family.