Bleeding Out

Bleeding Out
Маньяки, Полицейские детективы
Автор: Clare Baxter
Серия: L.A. Franco #1
Язык: английский
Год: 2000
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Meet Lieutenant L.A. Franco - better known as Frank - who commands Homicide Squad #93 in the gang-ravaged central Los Angeles area. Described by one of her detectives as "Dirty Harry's personality stuffed into Martina Navratilova's body," Frank allows nothing into her bruised personal life except music, football, booze and exercise - all her drugs of choice. And just when she needs them the most, they are all about to fail her...

The first book in the critically acclaimed L.A. Franco series, Bleeding Out introduces Frank and author Baxter Clare to readers everywhere. Review
Fans of police procedurals and the grittier murder mysteries will welcome Baxter Clare's debut novel, in which a hardened female police lieutenant, L.A. Franco, known as "Frank," tries to catch a serial rapist and murderer while stoically nursing her grief over the shooting death of her lover Maggie. Having been assigned right out of the academy to Figueroa, the LAPD's roughest district, at 39, Frank's "mastery of the mean streets was no longer a question, either for herself, her colleagues, or theveteranosand OGs within the division." As a (closeted) lesbian and a legendary hard-ass, Frank isn't the most popular of cops, but she earns the grudging admiration of almost everyone she works with. In a film, she would be played by Humphrey Bogart, and speak out of the side of her mouth. Despite this stereotypical characterization, and some tedious, slangy dialogue between cops that periodically interrupts the flow of the story,Bleeding Out is fairly engrossing. Frank may not be new, but she's effectively drawn, and her exploits on the trail of the killer would enliven a beach vacation or a transatlantic flight.

From Library Journal
Fans of California police procedurals will go ape over this excellent, psychologically inquisitive first mystery. Lt. L.A. "Frank" Franco (a woman) heads a detective team in the LAPD's roughest district, where two rape/murders put her on the trail of a most singularly obsessed serial killer. Gruesome autopsy reports, details of exhaustive searches, the recurrent reconstruction of the perp's abusive past, a departmental investigation, and the gradual erosion of Frank's personal barriers all feed a dramatic, tension-filled plot. An exceptional heroine and a captivating case; strongly urged for all collections.

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