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New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s thrilling series continues as Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite is plunged into a case of family secrets and murder…
“Another outstanding novel from one of the best crime writers in the business.” —Associated Press
Called in to consult after a young woman disappears, Tracy Crosswhite has the uneasy feeling that this is no ordinary missing-persons case. When the body turns up in an abandoned well, Tracy’s suspicions are confirmed. Estranged from her family, the victim had balked at an arranged marriage and had planned to attend graduate school. But someone cut her dreams short.
Solving the mystery behind the murder isn’t Tracy’s only challenge. The detective is keeping a secret of her own: she’s pregnant. And now her biggest fear seems to be coming true when a new detective arrives to replace her. Meanwhile, Tracy’s colleague Vic Fazzio is about to take a fall after his investigation into the murder of a local community activist turns violent and leaves an invaluable witness dead.
Two careers are on the line. And when more deadly secrets emerge, jobs might not be the only things at risk.
“Robert Dugoni has multiple stories that weave into a beautiful narrative. What makes A Steep Price stand out is the authentic feel of how it feels to work as a police officer in a major city. With relevant and timely issues, including the treatment of women in the workplace and how some cultures believe in the practice of arranged marriage, the result is another outstanding novel from one of the best crime writers in the business.” —Associated Press
“Packed with suspense, drama, and raw emotion…Dugoni has a firm grasp of the plot threads, and he shifts back and forth between them expertly, building suspense and keeping us on our toes. A fine entry in a solid series.” —Booklist
“Fully developed characters and a fast-moving plot that builds to a shocker of an ending distinguish this crime novel.” —Publishers Weekly
“A Steep Price is both compelling and politically relevant, a perfect addition to this beloved series. One of the strongest elements of Dugoni’s books has always been his ability to balance numerous plotlines, characters, and twists without ever confusing or distracting the reader. In A Steep Price, he is at his absolute best, juggling several timely, personal, and riveting storylines without a single misstep. In a world full of police thrillers and crime fiction, this is what has always made the series stand out. Tracy Crosswhite and her team have never just been police officers, and Dugoni makes their personal lives every bit as fascinating as their lives on duty without ever sacrificing a single detail. Their continuous development over the course of the series is believable, relatable, and endlessly riveting. It seems there is no stone left unturned by Dugoni, and his love for his creations leaps off the page. Longtime readers will adore following Tracy’s pregnancy; Dugoni is compassionate and thoughtful in his exploration of motherhood, and it adds a whole new depth to the series as a whole…A Steep Price is without a doubt one of the best books in the series…” —Bookreporter
“A riveting suspense novel…A gripping story.” —Crimespree Magazine
Praise for The Tracy Crosswhite Series and Robert Dugoni:
“Dugoni has a gift for creating compelling characters and mysteries that seem straightforward, but his stories, like an onion, have many hidden layers. He also is able to capture the spirit and atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest, making the environment come alive.” —Associated Press
“Crosswhite is a sympathetic, well-drawn protagonist, and her next adventure can’t come fast enough.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“An immensely—almost compulsively—readable tale…A crackerjack mystery.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Dugoni is a superb storyteller…” —Boston Globe
“[Dugoni is the] master of Seattle menace.” —The Big Thrill
“Dugoni does a masterful job...If you are not already reading his books, you should be!” —BookReporter
“Dugoni has become one of the best crime novelists in the business...” —RT Book Reviews
“Dugoni breathes life into the police procedural like never before. Put the Tracy Crosswhite series…on your ‘must read’ list!” —Suspense Magazine
“Dugoni’s twisted tale is one of conspiracy and culpability…Richly nuanced and entirely compelling… Further amplifying such gravitas is the richly atmospheric sense of place, with Seattle’s bitter chill serving as a suitable backdrop…” —Criminal Element
About the Author
Robert Dugoni is the critically acclaimed New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and #1 Amazon bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series, including My Sister’s Grave, Her Final Breath, In the Clearing, The Trapped Girl, and Close to Home. The Crosswhite Series has sold more than 2,500,000 books worldwide, and My Sister’s Grave has been optioned for television series development. Dugoni is also the author of the bestselling David Sloane series, which includes The Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Bodily Harm, Murder One, and The Conviction; the stand-alone novels The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, The 7th Canon, and Damage Control; and the nonfiction exposé The Cyanide Canary, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year; as well as several short stories. He is the recipient of the Nancy Pearl Award for Fiction and the Friends of Mystery Spotted Owl Award for best novel in the Pacific Northwest. He is a two-time finalist for both the International Thriller Award and the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction and has been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award. His books are sold worldwide in more than twenty-five countries and have been translated into more than two dozen languages, including French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Visit his website at www.robertdugoni.com, and follow him on Twitter @robertdugoni and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorRobertDugoni.
- ASIN : B076CNVRPH
- Publisher : Thomas & Mercer (26 June 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 4229 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 410 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 4,271 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The first is a missing person then death of an Indian descent American student. The story revolves around arranged marriages and family honour. It also involves becoming a escort to finance medical school through a sugar daddy website.
Robert has undertaken his usual research but his take on this is through the eyes of a person unfamiliar with traditional Indian culture. Tracy is diverted by overlaying her values onto the case and the investigation becomes bogged down. Eventually as Tracy thinks to herself the answer is obvious.
This story allows Tracy to step through her pregnancy and some of the real issues women have to face in life and the workplace. Trying to contrast this to another culture doesn't quite come off.
The second story has Robert on more familiar ground drugs and gangs. The murder of a local activist for her campaign against gangs and drugs. The person of interest, a local gang leader, is obvious. The story is about the detective work to bring him to justice. This becomes very personal and dangerous.
The inclusion of a new detective In the team causes some waves. Who is she? We have Detective Faz facing personal problems and health issues for his wife. Overall interesting but not quite up to five stars.
Still......an enjoyable read that I wanted to finish so I could get all the pieces in place. If there is a number 7, I’ll be looking out for it anyway.
Highly recommended. To the author, thank you.
Top reviews from other countries
When a woman disappears, Detective Tracy Crosswhite is convinced this is no ordinary missing person case and her suspicions are confirmed when her body is discovered in an abandoned well, The woman was estranged from her family following a disagreement over an arranged marriage and had planned to attend graduate school.
As well as investigating this far from easy case Tracy is hiding the secret that she is pregnant. And now her biggest fear seems to be coming true when a new detective arrives to replace her. Tracy’s colleague Vic Fazzio is about to take a fall after his investigation into the murder of a local community activist turns violent and leaves an invaluable witness dead.
Two careers are on the line. And when more deadly secrets emerge, jobs might not be the only things at risk.
I love this series, it so much more than a crime series and all the side issues and distractions make it a very entertaining read. Well researched plots and great characters are the strength to this series.
It's nice to sit down and once more reacquaint myself with Tracy and her cohorts. Tracy doesn't really appear as much in this story, though. It doesn't matter, however, as it's good to concentrate on other members of the squad now and then. I knew from the dedication at the beginning that something awful was going to happen to someone in this story, and he did a great job in taking us along on that particular journey. I did find myself feeling as though I had homework set a few times, though, as he kept writing Spanish phrases and I had to keep getting them translated !! This and just one solitary missed-off apostrophe are my only gripes so presentation is also spot-on. I was interested to read that sunshine can destroy DNA. I had never known this before now and neither that the Medical Examiner usually makes death notifications there as opposed to the police, though that might only be in Washington State.
This one had the nicest cover so far I've seen on his books. There were a few passages or remarks that I found very amusing in it, mostly in Faz's dealings with the local gangstas' !
I did figure out "whodunnit" quickly on one of the parallel cases but that spoilt nothing about it. Makes a change for me to guess right, though, as it isn't usually the case. Another observation from me, and not only in regards to this set of books, is the times Americans refer to compass points, whereas I'd have said on the left or right-hand side of something, for example. They do it a great deal.....although I know my NESW I probably couldn't say at any given time that somebody went southwards or eastwards, for example, yet they seem to do it without thinking over there. I find that interesting.
Once again this is a tremendous thriller and the series is great and I highly recommend this author.
Without a doubt, this book is well worth reading. So enjoy. I can’t praise RD enough. Well done. I will definitely read more of his books. Please more of the characters, Tracy, Kins, Faz and Del. I feel as if I know them.