—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Los Angeles Police Detective Lena Gamble is held in disgrace by department higher-ups for the explosive way the infamous Romeo case played out, even though she’s still hailed as a hero by her colleagues for catching the killer. As punishment, she hasn’t been allowed to handle a real murder investigation since. Until finally, after eight months, the chief tosses her a case…
But when Lena gets a look at the scene, she can’t help but wonder whether she’s being set up to be exiled once and for all: The victim is unidentified. There are no witnesses. And there are no leads. Just a body, chopped into pieces and dropped in a Dumpster—gruesome enough to ensure that, once again, the media will be following Lena’s every move…
“Riveting and relentless.”
—Booklist (starred review)
In this suspenseful sequel to City of Fire, LAPD detective Lena Gamble is assigned to investigate the gruesome killing of a local prostitute who has been dismembered and left in a Dumpster. The chances of solving the case look hopeless-until a mysterious witness sends Gamble critical evidence, thrusting her into a quagmire of corruption and danger. Eanna Hurst delivers an excellently paced reading, shifting between pitched gun battles, contemplative musings and simmering suspense. Her focused performance brings Gamble to life, allowing the author's flawed and fully rounded character to emerge. A good listen that will scintillate thriller fans. A St. Martin's Minotaur hardcover (Reviews, Dec. 1). (Mar.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.