Author: Baxter Clare
Original language: English
Meet Lieutenant L.A. Franco – better known as Frank – who commands Homicide Squad #93 in the gang-ravaged central Los Angeles area. Described by one of her detectives as “Dirty Harry’s personality stuffed into Martina Navratilova’s body,” Frank allows nothing into her bruised personal life except music, football, booze and exercise – all her drugs of choice. And just when she needs them the most, they are all about to fail her…
The first book in the critically acclaimed L.A. Franco series,
Fans of police procedurals and the grittier murder mysteries will welcome Baxter Clare’s debut novel, in which a hardened female police lieutenant, L.A. Franco, known as “Frank,” tries to catch a serial rapist and murderer while stoically nursing her grief over the shooting death of her lover Maggie. Having been assigned right out of the academy to Figueroa, the LAPD’s roughest district, at 39, Frank’s “mastery of the mean streets was no longer a question, either for herself, her colleagues, or the
From Library Journal
Fans of California police procedurals will go ape over this excellent, psychologically inquisitive first mystery. Lt. L.A. “Frank” Franco (a woman) heads a detective team in the LAPD’s roughest district, where two rape/murders put her on the trail of a most singularly obsessed serial killer. Gruesome autopsy reports, details of exhaustive searches, the recurrent reconstruction of the perp’s abusive past, a departmental investigation, and the gradual erosion of Frank’s personal barriers all feed a dramatic, tension-filled plot. An exceptional heroine and a captivating case; strongly urged for all collections.