By Karin Slaughter
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Karin Slaughter, writer of the bestselling Will Trent novels, is commonly acclaimed as “one of the easiest crime novelists in the USA” (The Washington Post). Now she promises her first stand-alone novel: an epic tale of a urban in the middle of seismic upheaval, a serial killer focusing on law enforcement officials, 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 may also be her final. She’s decided to defy her privileged history by way of making her personal way—wearing a badge and sporting a gun. yet for a stunning younger girl, existence might be whatever yet effortless within the macho international 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 provided that a cherished cop has been gunned down, his brothers in blue are out for blood, and the 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 sometimes heartbreaking, Cop Town is Karin Slaughter’s strongest novel yet—a travel de strength of storytelling from our finest 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 best of her game—relentless pacing, advanced characters, and gritty realism, ready opposed to the backdrop of a urban at the area. Slaughter’s eye for element and fact is unequalled. . . . I’d stick with her anywhere.”—Gillian Flynn
“Cop city proves Karin Slaughter is one in all America’s top writers. . . . She pulls her readers right into a twisted story of puzzle and retains them involved from begin to finish.”—The Huffington Post
“Stunning . . . Karin Slaughter breaks new flooring with this riveting tale. in case you haven’t but learn her, this can be 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 Seventies. . . . successful leads, the unfashionable environment, and a riveting plot make this certainly one of Slaughter’s best.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Superb . . . explosive . . . [Cop Town] is certain to win over readers new to Slaughter’s paintings whereas reminding previous lovers of her huge, immense talent.”—Library magazine (starred review)
“Evocative writing . . . extraordinary characters . . . with edge-of-your-seat suspense and a riveting plot . . . Slaughter’s first stand-alone e-book is a knockout.”—RT ebook Reviews
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They'd served him espresso and cookies and Fox had requested to exploit the restroom simply because simply being that just about ladies who appeared like Kate made him tough as a rock. alternative 3: The fallen tree within the entrance backyard. Fox had sat at the back of it simply that evening and watched Kate stroll up the curving sidewalk to front door. She moved like a cat. “Languid” used to be the notice. attractive as hell. She used to be donning high-heeled footwear that flexed her calves in this kind of manner lesser guy would’ve positioned his fingers down his pants to alleviate the strain. Fox had walked away simply because he had fucked up too many stuff this present day to imagine that he might stay on top of things. Punishment #1: He didn’t get to observe her switch for mattress. Punishment quantity : He didn’t get to monitor her wrap the pink blanket round her shoulders and lie down. Punishment quantity 3: He didn’t get to alleviate the strain in his pants as he watched the rhythmic flow of her chest. 1638: Talked to health professional in clinic ER (P) 1718: Cried in motor vehicle parked outdoor police station (P) 1901: Closed curtains at resort (P) strain. This wasn’t the 1st time a Jew had triggered him hassle. whilst Fox used to be 9 years outdated, a Hebrew kinfolk received the home 3 doorways down. The Feldmans moved in a single weekend, then by means of the subsequent, everyone had a on the market sign up their entrance backyard. homes offered, then note obtained out and no-one may possibly promote something for an affordable expense. Senior advised Fox he had noticeable this sort of factor earlier than. One Jew strikes in, then the valuables values plummet, then the remainder of the Jews swoop down like vultures. Lesson six: by no means belief a Jew. As with lots of Senior’s predictions, this one hadn’t come to fruition. nobody may perhaps find the money for to stroll clear of their mortgages. The Jews hadn’t swept in. there has been simply the Feldmans and the animosity that bubbled up and down the road. nonetheless, Fox regularly considered Hebrews as vultures. now not theoretically, yet in a literal experience. They have been all darkish with black hair and darkish eyes and beaked noses. Feldman’s spouse was once plump and shifty-looking and the entire childrens scattered while she went to the mailbox simply because every body knew a Jew might curse you. The eldest daughter used to be a distinct tale. Rebecca Feldman was once darkish, too, yet she wasn’t plump. She used to be curvy. Her lips have been an ideal pink bow. She wore shapely skirts that confirmed her hips. And sweaters. now not a guy on that highway didn’t wait for autumn, while Rebecca Feldman wore her tight sweaters. She did it on goal. all of them knew that. She teased them. She toyed with them. and so they couldn’t do a rattling factor approximately it with out bringing down the legislations. Lesson seven: All Jewesses are promiscuous whores. the 1st time Fox acquired demanding was once whilst he observed Rebecca Feldman in a single of these sweaters. He didn’t recognize what was once occurring. He ran domestic to his room. He concealed below the covers. He sweated like a maniac simply because he inspiration the Jew had cursed him. after which his fingers had labored to alleviate the strain, and all he might take into consideration after that was once what he desired to do to her. Peel off that sweater. Slide down that skirt.