Meet Lieutenant L.A. Franco - better known as Frank - who commands Homicide Squad #93 in the gang-ravaged central Los Angeles area. Described by one of her detectives as "Dirty Harry's personality stuffed into Martina Navratilova's body," Frank allows nothing into her bruised personal life except music, football, booze and exercise - all her drugs of choice. And just when she needs them the most, they are all about to fail her...
The first book in the critically acclaimed L.A. Franco series, Bleeding Out introduces Frank and author Baxter Clare to readers everywhere.
|Product dimensions:||5.48(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.67(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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I really enjoyed this book. The police procedural aspect of the book was strong, and the forensics were interesting (though not as compelling as the forensics in Patricia Cornwell's books). The two main characters, Frank and Kennedy, were well drawn. Clare does a great job of driving the plot as both a police procedural and a deeply character driven story. I was intrigued by both characters, and Clare was successful in making me care about them and root for them, and of course making me hope they might find their way to each other (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, if ya know what I mean). The only thing I didn't like about this book was the overuse of nicknames. It seemed every character had a nickname, even the secondary characters. And because the author introduced a lot of characters all at once in the beginning, it was hard to keep straight who was who and which nickname belonged to who. It really irked me. But other than that, I'd recommend this book.
*lays down,breathing heavly from the wounds a mystrerios wolf gave her
Meet Frank, Lieutenant L.A. Franco, described by one of her detectives as 'Dirty Harry's personality stuffed into Martina Navratilova's body.' Frank commands Homicide Squad #93 in the gang-ravaged heart of south-central Los Angeles. A workaholic, she allows nothing into her private life but booze and exercise, football and music. These are Frank¿s drugs of choice, and they are all about to fail her. First one, then another brutally murdered girl turns up within Frank's jurisdiction. The ante is raised and the pressures of running one of the country's busiest homicide units increased when Frank and her squad find themselves dealing with a serial rapist turned murderer. As investigative leads go nowhere, a trap is laid for the unknown assailant. The bait is Allison Kennedy, a playful young narcotics detective who seems to delight in irritating Frank. Sparks fly between them until the two women face a common enemy and are forced to forge an alliance in order to survive. Their hunt for the killer brings Frank painfully close to her own demons. She must choose between freeing herself from the bonds of her turbulent past or remaining fatally shackled. Baxter Clare joins the hard-hitting ranks of Carol O¿Connell and V.I. Warshawski in the gripping pages of this first L.A. Franco mystery series.