A Steep Price

A Steep Price

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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.

Publisher: Seattle, Washington :, Thomas and Mercer,, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781503954182
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY DUG
Characteristics: 368 pages ; 21 cm


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Oct 01, 2018

Very good book by an excellent local author. Dugoni usually has his books taking place in Seattle so all locations are familiar. He also has several story lines running parallel to totally hold the readers interest. He has become one of my favorite authors.

On the negative side: a prior reader of this book had gotten many pages wet so they were very wrinkled and difficult to read. It is too bad that patrons of the KCLS do not treat these books with better care. If you are a tax payer, these books are basically yours. Please treat them as if they were your own. This is one of several books I have read from KCLS lately that have not been properly treated or cared for.

Aug 24, 2018

Unlike his previous novels just couldn't hold my interest. Skipped to end rather than continue trying to make sense of it.

Jul 08, 2018

How I love this series! There were two cases involved in this book, and I found myself most interested in the case of the missing young girl, Kavita Mukherjee. She is estranged from her family, due to her desire to avoid an arranged marriage, and wants to attend medical school, instead. There is also a twisty plot about an activist shot down outside her apartment building that includes gangs and some brutality. A bright spot was learning more about Faz's wife, Vera.

A Steep Price is a thumbs up for me and I can't wait to see what happens next for all of the characters!

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