When the body of a dockworker turned bar owner is found floating in the East River, Castle and Beckett's investigation takes them into the forgotten tunnels and passageways of turn-of-the-century New York, where they uncover a secret that's been buried since the days of Prohibition. The story celebrates New York bar culture, setting Castle on a quest to preserve history by buying a bar of his very own. Written by
Did You Know?
The auction placard that Castle holds up for his bid is '187' the penal code section for murder. See more
The bottle of 1875 St. Miriam shown in the auctioneer's archive photo has a label which reads "Scotch Whiskey". "Scotch" whisky is spelled "Whisky". The "e" only appears in non-Scottish Whiskeys. See more
According to his fingerprints, his name is Donald Hayes. Navy veteran, served in Desert Storm, and he's been a dock worker since '94.
Somehow still employed as one. Our victim, Donny Hayes. Currently clocked in and on duty at the East Side docks.
Which either means he's an incredibly dedicated zombie...
Or he's a suspect in our murder.
Written by 'Robert Duncan (VII)' (qv) See more