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by Thomas & Mercer, 24 February 2015. ISBN: 978-1477822180
Dan Thompson is a police officer
at Eugene, Oregon. He is also a caring human being who tries to make a
difference. Thompson is giving out blankets and warm clothing at a homeless
encampment when he is brutally stabbed to death.
Detective Wade Jackson of the Violent Crimes Unit the pressure is on to find
the killer fast before war breaks out on the streets of Eugene between the
police force and the homeless community. To make things worse, Thompson was the
cousin of Jackson's partner, Detective Rob Schakowski (Schak.) Two homeless,
learning disabled and mentally ill twins are brought in for questioning, but
Jackson is not convinced that the evidence against them is sufficient and is
unwilling for them to become scapegoats because they are easy targets.
the meantime Schak has been assigned another case, that of a teenage girl who
was drugged and raped at a party and whose parents were then blackmailed:
unless they paid $15,000 the rapist would put a video of Ashley's assault on
the internet. The parents were unable to get the money in time and Ashley
committed suicide. As Schak digs deeper it becomes clear that Ashley was not
the first girl to be assaulted and then blackmailed, although the other victims
had survived, which is why the police had not heard about it until now.
first the two cases seem separate but then a sinister link appears and the
detectives realise that other lives are in danger from a murderous predator.
Wrongful Death is the tenth
book in the Detective Jackson series. It is a powerful book that deals with
dark subjects with honesty but without gratuitous violence. The central
characters are all people that are fundamentally decent and that the reader can
care about, even though they don't always make the wisest of decisions. Wrongful Death is a thought-provoking
book and definitely a page-turner.
L J Sellerswrites the bestselling Detective Jackson
mystery/thriller series, a Readers Favorite award winner, as well as
provocative standalone thrillers. Her novels have been highly praised by Mystery
Scene, Crimespree, and RT Reviews, and her Jackson books
are Kindle bestsellers as well as top-ranked novels. L.J., who resides in
Eugene, Oregon where her novels are set, is also an award-winning journalist
who earned the Grand Neal. When not plotting murders, she enjoys standup
comedy, cycling, social networking, and attending mystery conferences. She’s also
been known to jump out of airplanes.
Carol Westronis a successful short story writer and a Creative
Writing teacher.She is the moderator
for the cosy/historical crime panel, The Deadly Dames.Her crime novels are set both in contemporary
and Victorian times.The Terminal
Velocity of Cats is the first in her Scene of Crimes novels, was published
July 2013. Her second book About the
Children was published in May 2014.