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Kate and her partner, Al Hawkin, are called to a scene of carefully executed murder: the victim is a muscular man, handcuffed and strangled, a stun gun's faint burn on his chest and candy in his pocket. The likeliest person to want him dead, his often-abused wife, is meek and frail — and has an airtight alibi. Kate and Al are stumped, until a second body turns up — also zapped, cuffed, and strangled...and carrying a candy bar. This victim: a convicted rapist. As newspaper headlines speculate about vendetta killings, a third death draws Kate and Al into a network of pitiless destruction that reaches far beyond San Francisco, a modern-style hit list with shudderingly primal roots.

Review:

"Rich, multi-layered storytelling that informs while it entertains." Washington Post Book World

Review:

"King is a deft and literate writer whose work never fails to please....A superior novel." The San Diego Union-Tribune

Review:

"A dense and suspenseful tale. Memorable." Publishers Weekly

Review:

Kate's passion, and King's, brings new urgency to a familiar story about merging personal conviction with professional duty." Kirkus Reviews

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Night Work

Kate and her partner, Al Hawkin, are called to a scene of carefully executed murder: the victim is a muscular man, handcuffed and strangled, a stun gun's faint burn on his chest and candy in his pocket. The likeliest person to want him dead, his often-abused wife, is meek and frail--and has an airtight alibi. Kate and Al are stumped, until a second body turns up--also zapped, cuffed, and strangled...and carrying a candy bar. This victim: a convicted rapist. As newspaper headlines speculate about vendetta killings, a third death draws Kate and Al into a network of pitiless destruction that reaches far beyond San Francisco, a modern-style hit list with shudderingly primal roots.

About the Author

Laurie R. King is the bestselling author of four contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli and five acclaimed Mary Russell mysteries, including The Beekeeper's Apprentice and O Jerusalem. Her most recent novel is the highly praised A Darker Place. She lives in northern California, where she is at work on her next suspense novel.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553578256
Author:
King, Laurie R.
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Police
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
San francisco
Subject:
Policewomen
Subject:
Martinelli, Kate
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Kate Martinelli Mysteries
Series Volume:
no. 1995/074
Publication Date:
November 28, 2000
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.82x4.26x1.11 in. .45 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Rich, multi-layered storytelling that informs while it entertains."
"Review" by , "King is a deft and literate writer whose work never fails to please....A superior novel."
"Review" by , "A dense and suspenseful tale. Memorable."
"Review" by , Kate's passion, and King's, brings new urgency to a familiar story about merging personal conviction with professional duty."
"Synopsis" by , Night Work

Kate and her partner, Al Hawkin, are called to a scene of carefully executed murder: the victim is a muscular man, handcuffed and strangled, a stun gun's faint burn on his chest and candy in his pocket. The likeliest person to want him dead, his often-abused wife, is meek and frail--and has an airtight alibi. Kate and Al are stumped, until a second body turns up--also zapped, cuffed, and strangled...and carrying a candy bar. This victim: a convicted rapist. As newspaper headlines speculate about vendetta killings, a third death draws Kate and Al into a network of pitiless destruction that reaches far beyond San Francisco, a modern-style hit list with shudderingly primal roots.

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