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By Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter, writer of the New York Times bestselling Will Trent novels, is broadly acclaimed as "one of the easiest crime novelists in America" (The Washington Post). Now she provides her first stand-alone novel: an epic tale of a urban in the course of seismic upheaval, a vicious homicide, and a divided police strength tasked with bringing a killer to justice.

Atlanta, 1974: As a brutal killing and a livid manhunt rock the city's police division, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day at the activity can also be her final. She's decided to defy her privileged heritage through making her personal way--wearing a badge and wearing a gun. yet for a gorgeous younger girl, lifestyles should be something yet effortless within the macho international of the Atlanta PD, the place even the feminine police officers have little mercy for newbies. It's additionally the worst day attainable to begin provided that a liked cop has been gunned down, his brothers in blue are out for blood, and the town is at the fringe of war.

ate isn’t the single girl at the strength who’s feeling the warmth. Maggie Lawson her uncle and brother into the ranks to end up her worthy of their cynical eyes. whilst she and Kate, her new associate, are driven out of the citywide look for a cop killer, their fury, ache, and satisfaction ultimately succeed in the boiling element. With a killer poised to strike back, they'll pursue their very own line of research, risking every little thing as they enterprise into the city’s darkest heart.

Relentlessly paced, acutely saw, wickedly humorous, and sometimes heartbreaking, Cop city is Karin Slaughter’s strongest novel yet—a travel de strength of storytelling from our most appropriate grasp of personality, surroundings, and suspense.

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They must. ” “On that, we are in perfect agreement,” she snapped, dropping her brittle accent for a tone closer to outright anger. Surprisingly, Linc smiled. “Maybe you do know her after all,” he conceded. “Better than you ever did,” Holly retorted. Instantly she regretted it. She didn’t want Linc to investigate how close her relationship was to Holly. She couldn’t bear to know that the contempt in his eyes was directed at herself rather than the high-fashion creation called Shannon. “I know Holly well enough to guarantee that we’ll shoot at Hidden Springs on Monday,” she said.

Slowly Holly bent to brush her mouth over Linc’s. For a long moment she kissed him, warming his cool lips, tasting the raindrops beaded in his mustache, trembling with memories. Part of Holly was ashamed of stealing back a piece of her dream while Linc slept, unable to protest the caress. Yet she couldn’t help herself. Nor did she really want to. It was little enough to warm the emptiness in her. When Holly lifted her head, there were tears caught in her lashes. She watched Linc for long moments, forgetting her own chilled body.

He had driven Holly to the hospital where doctors were trying to save her parents. He had held her through the long night while first her mother and then her father died. Linc had held Holly while she screamed and wept, held her while her world shattered, held her until she fell into an exhausted sleep in his arms. When Holly woke up, she was in a hospital bed and her mother’s sister, Sandra, was there. Holly knew her aunt only from a few faded photographs in a shoebox full of family pictures. Within a few days Sandra had taken Holly back to Manhattan, where Sandra owned an agency that specialized in high-fashion models.

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