Other books byKarin Slaughter
Bill Black is a scary guy: a tall ex-con who rides to work on a Harley, and trails an air of violence wherever he goes. In Macon, Georgia, Bill has caught the eye of a wiry little drug dealer and his cunning girlfriend. They think Bill might be a useful ally. They don't know that Bill is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent named Will Trent. Or that he is fighting his own demons, undercover and cut off from the support of Sara Linton--the woman he loves, who he dares not tell he is putting himself at such risk.Ã Sara herself has come to Macon because of a cop shooting: her stepson Jared has been gunned down in his home. Sara holds Lena, Jared's wife, responsible: The female detective has been a magnet for trouble all her life, and it's not the first time someone Sara loved got caught in the crossfire. Furious, Sara gets involved in the same case that Will is working without even knowing it, and soon danger is swirling around both of them.Ã In a novel of fierce intensity, shifting allegiances, and shocking twists, two investigations collide around a conspiracy on both sides of the law. Karin Slaughter's latest is both an electrifying thriller and a piercing study of human nature: what happens when good people face the unseen evils in their lives.
A Will Trent Story
A gripping,action-packed short story from a master of character, crime, and urgentsuspenseWill Trent, a dedicated agent with the GeorgiaBureau of Investigation for fifteen years, knows that there's definitely such athing as a cop's intuition--which is why he should have listened to his own.Whilein a restroom at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Willoverhears a girl's pleading, plaintive voice: Please, I wanna go home. Somethingisn't right here, thinks Will. He feels it in his gut. But he waits toolong to act, and now the girl and the anxious, angry man she's with havedisappeared into the crowds at the busiest passenger airport in the world.Aftera desperate search, and with time running out, Will makes a call to hissupervisor, Amanda Wagner. Will's partner, Faith Mitchell, immediately sendsout an abducted child alert. The entire airport will soon be grinding to ahalt--almost 100 million passengers a year; five runways; seven concourses; 6million square feet of space sprawled across two counties, three cities,and five jurisdictions. All this is shut down on a dime because Will has a hunch thathe is certain is true: a girl, maybe six or seven years old, has been snatched. And he intends to bring her back--no matter what it takes.
A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college professor is found brutally mutilated in the local diner. But it's only when town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton does the autopsy that the full extent of the killer's twisted work becomes clear. Sara's ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, leads the investigation -- a trail of terror that grows increasingly macabre when another local woman is found crucified a few days later. But he's got more than a sadistic serial killer on his hands, for the county's sole female detective, Lena Adams -- the first victim's sister -- want to serve her own justice. But it is Sara who holds the key to finding the killer. A secret from her past could unmask the brilliantly malevolent psychopath .. or mean her death.
In a stifling hospital room in a small Georgia town, Detective Lena Adams sits, silent and angry—the only suspect in a horrific murder. Soon, a hundred miles away, Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver will get the call that his young detective has been arrested. And Jeffrey’s wife, pediatrician and medical examiner Sara Linton, has troubles of her own and little patience for Lena or her dramas. Fighting a heartbreaking malpractice suit, Sara cannot guess that within days she herself will be at the center of a bizarre and murderous case. For Lena has fled back to the place where she grew up hard, careening back through the shadows of her past and into a shocking underground world of bigotry and rage. And now only Jeffrey and Sara can free Lena from the web of lies and brutality that has trapped her—as this powerhouse of a novel races toward its shattering climax…and a final, unforgettable twist.