The story revolves around a restaurant manager and his bartender, who walk a drunk friend home one night in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. "One of the men winds up on the wrong end of a bullet, and a murder investigation reveals much about the city and the characters involved in a mugging gone wrong." But there's a bit more to it than that -- conflicting eye-witness accounts, alleged shooters, and a shocking climax -- all that tantalizing cop fare.
Variety also points out that Rudin and Price have a long history together, which started back when Rudin was only 19 and working as a casting director on the first Price adaptation, The Wanderers, back in the '70s. Price is currently adapting the novel himself, and we should have more news once he's finished.