By Karin Slaughter
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Karin Slaughter, writer of the bestselling Will Trent novels, is generally acclaimed as “one of the easiest crime novelists in the United States” (The Washington Post). Now she promises her first stand-alone novel: an epic tale of a urban in the course of seismic upheaval, a serial killer concentrating on police officers, and a divided police strength tasked with bringing a madman to justice.
Atlanta, 1974: As a brutal homicide and a livid manhunt rock the city’s police division, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day at the activity can also be her final. She’s made up our minds to defy her privileged historical past via making her personal way—wearing a badge and sporting a gun. yet for a stunning younger lady, lifestyles can be something yet effortless within the macho global of the Atlanta PD, the place even the feminine police officers have little mercy for newbies. It’s additionally the worst day attainable to begin on condition that a loved cop has been gunned down, his brothers in blue are out for blood, and town is at the fringe of war.
Kate isn’t the one girl at the strength who’s feeling the warmth. Maggie Lawson her uncle and brother into the ranks to turn out her worthy of their cynical eyes. while she and Kate, her new associate, are driven out of the citywide look for a cop killer, their fury, discomfort, and delight ultimately achieve the boiling element. With a killer poised to strike back, they'll pursue their very own line of research, risking every thing as they enterprise into the city’s darkest heart.
Relentlessly paced, acutely saw, wickedly humorous, and infrequently heartbreaking, Cop Town is Karin Slaughter’s strongest novel yet—a travel de strength of storytelling from our leading grasp of personality, surroundings, and suspense.
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“Karin Slaughter is just the most effective mystery writers operating this present day, and Cop Town shows the writer on the most sensible of her game—relentless pacing, advanced characters, and gritty realism, prepared opposed to the backdrop of a urban at the side. Slaughter’s eye for element and fact is unequalled. . . . I’d keep on with her anywhere.”—Gillian Flynn
“Cop city proves Karin Slaughter is one in all America’s most sensible writers. . . . She pulls her readers right into a twisted story of poser and retains them involved from begin to finish.”—The Huffington Post
“Stunning . . . Karin Slaughter breaks new flooring with this riveting tale. for those who haven’t but learn her, this is often the moment.”—Michael Connelly
“Compulsively readable . . . could have your middle racing.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“Intense . . . engrossing . . . evocative . . . [Karin Slaughter’s] first stand-alone novel [has] a gritty, action-packed plot and robust, plausible characters.”—Associated Press
“Slaughter graphically exposes the rampant racism, homophobia, and misogyny of cop tradition within the Nineteen Seventies. . . . successful leads, the unfashionable surroundings, and a riveting plot make this one in all Slaughter’s best.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Superb . . . explosive . . . [Cop Town] is bound to win over readers new to Slaughter’s paintings whereas reminding outdated enthusiasts of her huge, immense talent.”—Library magazine (starred review)
“Evocative writing . . . awesome characters . . . with edge-of-your-seat suspense and a riveting plot . . . Slaughter’s first stand-alone publication is a knockout.”—RT booklet Reviews
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And Salmeri’s telephone book is a month previous, similar as mine. If the bar have been open whilst those different men have been murdered, then it'd be within the e-book. ” Kate nodded. “Fair element. So, we’re facing those records to attach those 4 shootings to Don Wesley’s loss of life? ” “Right,” Maggie agreed. “Sometimes with circumstances, it’s difficult to identify the connections. in the event you throw in a 3rd case, your odds get well. merely, we have to end up that the 3rd case belongs. ” “And we do this by means of discovering the relationship that ties all of them jointly. ” “Right. Do you learn? ” “Of direction I learn. ” “I suggest books. tales. ” “Yes. ” She tapped the dossier in entrance of her. “Look at it like a mystery novel. Michael Crichton. Helen MacInnes. no matter what. It’s a narrative, and we need to determine the finishing earlier than anyone else does. ” Jacqueline Susann was once extra Kate’s velocity, yet she received it. “Okay. ” “Good. ” That was once evidently the tip of the lesson. Maggie leaned over the pages in entrance of her. Kate flipped again to the incident document. Whoever had performed the typing relied solely on police codes. fortunately, Kate hadn’t simply been exhibiting off sooner than. She had memorized the entire signs and APCO codes from her textbooks. She became to a clean sheet of paper and translated the timeline. At nearly 3:15 a. m. on September twelfth, a 10-79 (anonymous name) got here in to dispatch reporting a potential 20 (break-in) at Friedman’s division shop. The caller stated a masked guy with a crowbar were noticed attempting to pry open the door. crucial station demonstrated no sign 10 (alarm triggered). officials Greg prepared and Mark Porter 10-4’d (acknowledged). The officials 10-23’d (arrived at the scene) at 3:35 and took a 50 (left their motor vehicle) to examine the development. At 3:55, they known as a four (all transparent) and asked a 29 (meal break). The holiday used to be 10-4’d. At 4:45, dispatch asked a 10-20 (location). officials have been it seems that nonetheless 10-7 (out of carrier) and it used to be assumed they have been nonetheless 29 (eating). At 5:00, 5:05, and 5:10, dispatch reached out back. a potential 10-92 used to be filed (transmitter out of service). and at last, at 5:15, officials Pendleton and Carson have been despatched to ascertain for prepared and Porter at their final identified place. A sixty three used to be referred to as instantly (officers down). Kate reread her paintings. She became to a brand new web page and wrote down Friedman’s division shop. She underlined the phrases two times. the shop was once on Decatur road. Jimmy Lawson and Don Wesley have been in an alley off of Whitehall, which was once the south-southwest leg off 5 issues. Connection. subsequent, she tackled the post-mortem. Kate made extra notes, yet she wasn’t certain whether or not they will be worthy to someone yet herself. The record was once very convoluted. She wasn’t a physician. The drawings weren't important. The coroner had a shaky hand. The similarities have been: either males had grit at the knees in their trousers. either have been shot point-blank variety within the middle of the top. either had eaten hamburgers inside an hour in their deaths. the diversities have been: Mark Porter’s correct heart fingernail used to be cut up to the mattress.