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Tracy Crosswhite's ordinary night patrolling her Seattle beat becomes front page news when she responds to a domestic disturbance call that turns into a hostage crisis.

In this prequel short story to Robert Dugoni's #1 Kindle-bestselling novel, My Sister's Grave, Tracy Crosswhite is a young patrol officer, paying her dues, keeping her head down, and hoping a solid record will get her promoted to detective. While years have passed since the disappearance of Tracy s sister, the experience has made her one of the city's most dedicated cops.

Reporter Tevia Kushman is shadowing Tracy on a ride-along seeking to follow-up on a recent (and nasty) exposÈ about the Seattle PD's treatment of female cops. Young and ambitious, Tevia is hoping for a juicy scoop on the gender politics of the PD, but may get a much bigger story than she bargained for...

Neither woman expects a routine-sounding call to turn into something dangerous, until Tracy walks into a domestic dispute and finds herself looking down the barrel of a shot-gun. No stranger to high-pressure situations, Tracy must draw on more than just her academy training and lightning-fast shooting skills to find a way to talk down-or take out-the volatile man holding the gun.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Robert Dugoni
Robert Dugoni Robert Dugoni is the critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author of the David Sloane series: The Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Bodily Harm, Murder One, and The Conviction. Murder One was a finalist for the Harper Lee Award for literary excellence. Dugoni is also the author of the bestselling standalone novel Damage Control, and his nonfiction exposÈ, The Cyanide Canary, was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year selection. Dugoni s books have been likened to Scott Turow and Nelson DeMille, and he has been hailed as "the undisputed king of the legal thriller" by The Providence Journal.


Published By Thomas & Mercer

Publish Date: August 16, 2015


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Book Reviews
"Fasten your seat belts, you in for a ride."starstarstarstarstar
Debbie Kirkland, Amazone 5 star Review

"This short story has you begging for more of Tracy Crosswhite. You can't help falling in love with her who is caring but is ready to put herself in harm's way without thinking twice."
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