Sunday, March 13, 2011

This Cop vs Cop Murder Mystery Is A Hit!


One question, a split-second decision, and Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter?


As the homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic statewide search for a missing child, D. D. Warren must partner with former lover Bobby Dodge to break through the blue wall of police brotherhood, seeking to understand the inner workings of a trooper’s mind while also unearthing family secrets. Would a trained police officer truly shoot her own husband? And would a mother harm her own child?

. . . TO SAVE HER?

For Tessa Leoni, the worst has not yet happened. She is walking a tightrope, with nowhere to turn, no one to trust, as the clock ticks down to a terrifying deadline. She has one goal in sight, and she will use every ounce of her training, every trick at her disposal, to do what must be done. No sacrifice is too great, no action unthinkable. A mother knows who she loves. And all others will be made to pay.

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Jackie's review:
"Though this book is smack in the middle of a series, it reads just fine as a stand alone, and my hat is off to Gardner for that one. This book pits cop against cop. Detective D.D. Warren gets pulled into a murder case that involves a state trooper who shot her abusive husband. It
seems a straight up case until it's discovered that the couple's 6
year old child is missing as well. And Tess, the trooper,isn't saying much. This begins a cat and mouse game on multiple levels--Tess has her own agenda and is playing her knowledge of the system to keep herself free and to get her daughter back, D.D. is trying to figure out just who did what and fighting against 'The Blue Wall' of law enforcement support and protection of their own, and unknown players that are pulling strings and baiting traps that become ever more deadly. This is a high energy, dramatic, tough woman kind of story that pretty much turns the pages on its own. This one will definitely keep readers up into the night as it ramps up to the explosive conclusion."

1 comment:

Jill said...

Lisa Gardner has long been a favourite & I look forward to reading this!