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C.J. St. Clair’s success as a police officer has brought her a new job and a fresh start with Internal Affairs in Colfax, Colorado. It’s a long way from her hometown of Savannah, and among the many welcome sights on her new horizons is Alex Ryan, the head of the Detective Unit.

Captain Ryan loves her department, her detectives and her family. Loving another woman isn’t in the game plan, but C.J.’s southern charms are difficult to ignore. ...
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Overview

C.J. St. Clair’s success as a police officer has brought her a new job and a fresh start with Internal Affairs in Colfax, Colorado. It’s a long way from her hometown of Savannah, and among the many welcome sights on her new horizons is Alex Ryan, the head of the Detective Unit.

Captain Ryan loves her department, her detectives and her family. Loving another woman isn’t in the game plan, but C.J.’s southern charms are difficult to ignore. Romantic possibilities are crushed when a murder and scandal erupt within Alex’s command. The system they have both sworn to uphold makes them enemies separated by mounting evidence—and there is no honorable way to cross the divide.

Fragmentary Blue is a sizzling novel of forbidden attraction and heart-pounding tension from an exciting new writer!

Newcomer Erica Abbott brings her legal background, love of good food, good women and good song to this breathless romantic journey!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594932748
  • Publisher: Bella Books
  • Publication date: 3/20/2012
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Erica Abbott has been an attorney for nearly thirty years, many spent working with law enforcement and local government as a prosecutor. She has also taught legal courses, studied bridge and golf—mastering neither—and has appeared as a performer and singer in numerous local community theater productions in her beloved Denver, Colorado. She currently lives in Denver with her life partner.
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  • Posted July 11, 2012

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    It shows promise

    Fragmentary Blue is the story of two police officers. C.J. St. Clair has just been hired to head the Internal Affairs Division in Colfax, Colorado, and one of the first people she meets is Capt. Alex Ryan, the head of the detective unit. There is the requisite immediate attraction that occurs between the women and then the complication arrives. Alex is accused first of helping a criminal to escape and then murder. C.J. is suddenly faced with having to investigate the woman she would like to be involved with. Alex is looking at the end of her career and possibly prison at the hands of the woman she thought could change her life. In order to prove Alex is innocent of the charges, they may have to forfeit having any relationship at all.

    This is a typical cop loves cop story. The women make an effective team and then are brought into conflict. The characters are likable and the reader will hope they work things out. The mystery behind what is happening begins to collapse about half way through the book and it’s fairly easy to predict who is manipulating everything. There is a shocking incident thrown in to raise the tension in the story, but even then the reader knows what the resolution will be.

    There are two annoying points. C.J. sounds like a refugee from Gone With The Wind. Abbott takes a young woman in her thirties, which means she grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, and treats her as if she were raised in a much earlier time. Her behavior and speech don’t always match with someone her age. The biggest mistake in the book however is more serious. Abbott presents her characters as honorable, straight shooters when it comes to their careers. When Alex gets in trouble however, C.J. breaks every ethical rule she can to continue on the investigation. When this is discovered at the end of the book, she then receives a less than minimal punishment for what she does. Anyone with any sense knows that C.J.’s behavior would not have been tolerated by a real police department and would have resulted in her being fired. Having things work out as they do might be pleasing for some readers, but it’s jarring for those who prefer that stories be more realistic.

    Fragmentary Blue demonstrates that Erica Abbott has promise as a writer. It is her debut novel and acceptable as such. The sense is that she can be a better writer and the hope is that this will prove to be true in later books. For now, it’s an entertaining story for a light read.

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