The 1st Victim: A Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska Story, featuring an excerpt of The 9th Girl (A Pengu in Special from Dutton) [NOOK Book]

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Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska return to investigate the death of a Jane Doe in New York Times bestseller Tami Hoag’s short story The 1st Victim.

New Year’s Day is a time for new beginnings, but Minneapolis homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are focused on endings: specifically, the tragic end of their latest murder victim, an unidentified young woman discovered on the side of the freeway. Believed to be the victim of a serial killer, ...
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The 1st Victim: A Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska Story, featuring an excerpt of The 9th Girl (A Pengu in Special from Dutton)

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Overview

Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska return to investigate the death of a Jane Doe in New York Times bestseller Tami Hoag’s short story The 1st Victim.

New Year’s Day is a time for new beginnings, but Minneapolis homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are focused on endings: specifically, the tragic end of their latest murder victim, an unidentified young woman discovered on the side of the freeway. Believed to be the victim of a serial killer, Kovac and Liska are determined to do the girl the small justice of returning her body to her family as they investigate her case, but it is no simple task matching the broken corpse to any of the scores of missing persons reports, especially when no one seems to be looking for her.

Meanwhile, recent widow Jeannie Reiser is frantic when she is unable to get in touch with her daughter, Rose, who, as an eighteen-year-old, is a legal adult rather than a missing child in the eyes of the law. Jeannie’s desperate attempts to get the police to believe her child is in trouble lead her closer and closer to the New Year’s Doe and to an evil even Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska may be unable to stop. Tami Hoag once again proves her place as “one of the most intense suspense writers around”* with The 1st Victim. Includes an early look at The 9th Girl, coming July 2013.

*Chicago Tribune
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101609774
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Series: E-INITIAL
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 75
  • Sales rank: 6,325
  • File size: 269 KB

Meet the Author

Tami Hoag
TAMI HOAG is the #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty books. Renowned for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense, Hoag first hit the New York Times bestseller list in 1995 with Night Sins, and each subsequent novel has repeated that performance. Hoag lives in Florida.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    A Dissapointing

    Would have liked to know that this was only a very short story before I paid

    19 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    Good story, love Tami Hoag, but i was a little disappointed that

    Good story, love Tami Hoag, but i was a little disappointed that it was so short. Can't wait for the next book...The 9th victim.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Loved it!

    Very well written; like all Tami Hoag books. Story pulls you in right away and gives you a glimpse of a creepy, sadistic killer. I plan to read The 9th Girl asap! As this has left me wanting to know more!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2013

    Recommended

    It was an interesting read. I was confused about the ending. This was an abridged edition and I thought there would be more than 65 pages. When I got to the end I was wondering if there was more pages that I had not received or if was a cliff hanger.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    Ended too soon. Good story but I thought maybe I just got a sam

    Ended too soon. Good story but I thought maybe I just got a sample instead of the whole book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Good read

    Good read but too short

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Good

    Good story line but it kind of drags

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Short but intense read

    Even though this book was short, it was very good! Kept me guessing!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2014

    I don't like paying a penny to read a teaser for a book! They a

    I don't like paying a penny to read a teaser for a book! They are usually given free at the end of an author's books. I should have read these reviews before I paid and started reading. I will be on the alert for any future 'deals' like this. And, I will not be buying The Ninth Girl. Sign me an Angry Customer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Bajapetes Bajapetes Bajapetes

    Good story -- good ending

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2013

    Love her books.

    I enjoy most all of her books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    First time reading a Tami Hoag book. Its a short story but a gre

    First time reading a Tami Hoag book. Its a short story but a great read. Definitely looking forward to her new release the 9th Victum.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Highly recommended- you need to check ot out!!!!

    I like Tami Hoag books. I like the way that she writes. Her writting keeps you involve in her books.Yes I would read other books by this author based on my experience with this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    Anonymous

    Fantastic short story and great intro to her new book to be released this summer. Loved it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2015

    It was okay.

    I was disappointed that this book was super short. There wasn't anything special about this story. I gave it two stars because it kept me occupied for a half hour.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2015

    Surpisingly short story.

    Hoag writes a surprising mystery but I'm disappointed it was so short. Have read many of her books and this was the most brief.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2015

    DISAPPOINTED

    This is nothing more than a short story, very disappointed with B&N for not revealing that before I made the purchase. I enjoy Tami Hoag but will hesitate to buy another one of her "books".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2015

    This book was very good. I really enjoyed it.

    This book was very good. I really enjoyed it.

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  • Posted December 19, 2014

    Extremely disappointed in B&N for not making clear this was

    Extremely disappointed in B&N for not making clear this was not a real book. Even the short story didn't have an ending. I think I will buy my books elsewhere in the future. Amazon, here I come.

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  • Posted April 26, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    It's good...

    ...but I can't call it a book. It was so short; more like a short story.

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