The Resource Cop town, Karin Slaughter

Cop town, Karin Slaughter

Label
Cop town
Title
Cop town
Statement of responsibility
Karin Slaughter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a brutal killing and a furious manhunt rock the city, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the police force will also be her last. For life is anything but easy in the male-dominated world of the Atlanta Police Department, where even the other female cops have little mercy for the new girl. Kate isn't the only woman on the force who is finding things tough. Maggie Lawson followed her uncle and brother into the ranks to prove her worth in their cynical eyes. When Maggie and Kate become partners, and are sidelined in the search for the city's cop killer, their fury, pain, and pride finally reach boiling point. With the killer poised to strike again, will Kate and Maggie have the courage to pursue their own line of investigation? And are they prepared to risk everything as they venture into the city's darkest heart?
Summary
"Atlanta, 1974. It's Kate Murphy's first day on the job and the Atlanta Police Department is seething after the murder of an officer. Before the day has barely begun, she already suspects she's not cut out for the job as a cop. Her male uniform is too big, she can't handle a gun, and she's rapidly learning that the APD is hardly a place that welcomes women. Worse still, in the ensuing manhunt, he'll be partnered with Maggie Lawson, a cop with her own ax to grind (and a brother and uncle already on the force)--a strategy meant to isolate Kate and Maggie from the action. But the move will backfire, putting them right at the heart of it"--Provided by publisher
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, 2015.
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10314542
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slaughter, Karin
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Policewomen
  • Murder investigation
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Cop town, Karin Slaughter
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
402 p.
Isbn
9781780890012
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781780890012
Label
Cop town, Karin Slaughter
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
402 p.
Isbn
9781780890012
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781780890012

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