SHOT TO PIECES is the story of NYPD Detective Padraig Durr. His own worst enemy, when he catches a brutal homicide case in Brooklyn, he is on the verge of an emotional and psychological flameout. Durr is a ticking time-bomb of angst and guilt. A history of self-destructive behavior, fueled by a childhood of abuse and sexual exploitation, Durr carries an overwhelming sense of worthlessness and fear of abandonment. His fear is not irrational. He has brought his entire life to the brink of ruin. His wife is divorcing him. His children won't talk to him, but no one hates him as much as he hates himself. Can he hold it together long enough to solve this murder? Can he fix himself enough to rescue the marriage and family he so recklessly imperiled? Or will he implode, irrevocably destroying his career, his home, and himself?