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Detroit Lakes Public Library M BLA (Text) 33500013161641 New Checked out 07/22/2020
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  • ISBN: 9781496722355
  • ISBN: 1496722353
  • Physical Description: 327 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Kensington hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2019]

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"Three days before a key election, U.S. Senator Diane Cragin is electrocuted on her own doorstep - a shocking twist in an already brutal political race. Cragin's chief of staff is quick to blame rival Joey Green, a city development director who's had his hand in every till in town for over twenty years. Maggie and Jack have their own theories, especially after discovering a fortune in cash in the senator's safe. But as they follow the money through the treacherous landscape of Cleveland politics, they find many more millions in play - and more suspects."--Publisher description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #1
    While in the midst of a reelection campaign, U.S. Senator Diane Cragin is electrocuted at the front door of her Cleveland home. Homicide detectives Jack Renner and Thomas Riley, working the case with forensic specialist Maggie Gardiner, soon find no shortage of suspects. It's no surprise that politicians have enemies, but Cragin had more than most, thanks to her involvement in various controversial development projects, such as one that could have lethal effects on the city's water supply, according to the local EPA office. Then there's the nearly $1 million in cash that the trio finds in Cragin's home safe. A subplot centers on Maggie's knowledge that Jack is actually the vigilante murderer sought in several states and her concern that he may have been involved in the murder of a local investigative journalist who was digging into Jack's other life. This latest Gardiner and Renner mystery builds on the personal relationships among the leads while effectively exposing the underbelly of politics on the local and national levels. A high-energy narrative with a final twist that will leave readers wanting more. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Black introduced the characters of Maggie Gardiner and Jack Renner in her acclaimed suspense novel That Darkness and continued their story in Unpunished, Perish, and Suffer the Children. As a forensic scientist at the Cuyahoga County Coroner&;s Office, she analyzed gunshot residue on hands and clothing, hairs, fibers, paint, glass, DNA, blood and many other forms of trace evidence, as well as crime scenes. Now she is a latent print examiner and CSI for the Cape Coral Police Department in Florida, working mostly with fingerprints and crime scenes.
Lisa is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the International Association for Identification, and the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts, and she is a Certified Crime Scene Analyst and Certified Latent Print Examiner. She has testified in court as an expert witness more than sixty-five times. Her books have been translated into six languages. She lives near Fort Myers, Florida. Visit her on Facebook, Twitter, or at

Subject: Gardiner, Maggie (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Renner, Jack (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Forensic scientists > Fiction.
Politicians > Crimes against > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Ohio > Cleveland > Fiction.
Cleveland (Ohio) > Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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