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The Academy Audiobook

The Academy: A Short Story

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Quitting her job as a high school science teacher to join the Seattle Police Department was an easy decision for Tracy Crosswhite. Years earlier, what should have been one of the happiest days of her life instead became her worst nightmare when her younger sister, Sarah, disappeared. After the murder trial, while her family disintegrated, Tracy turned her heartbreak and her lingering questions into a passion for justice.

But people don't just become world-class detectives. If Tracy wants to uncover the truth about what happened to her sister, first she must be forged in the fires of the Police Academy, where not everyone wants her to succeed.

©2014 Robert Dugoni (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 06-04-16
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 06-04-16 Member Since 2015

    Dept Q, Harry Hole... where are you?

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    "Nice Short Prequel to a Blockbuster Series"

    I am presuming you have read at least the first two Crosswhite novels. If nothing else, this reveals the beginning of the rivalry between Crosswhite and her commanding officer. I have finished the first three novels of this series and rated each of them with 5 stars. I just finished Her Final Breath for the second time.

    Should you buy this short story? It is good, but certainly not neccessary. I bought it because I love the series.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-14-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-14-16 Member Since 2016

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "Great prequel to the Tracy Crosswhite series"

    Robert Dugoni's Tracy Crosswhite detective series started with My Sister's Grave followed by Her Final Breath. Both novels earn my solid 5 star ratings. The third book is this wonderful series In the Clearing, will be released on May 17, 2016.

    Tracy Crosswhite is a detective with the Seattle police department. This prequel goes back to when she decided to give up teaching high school to apply to the police academy. It is a must listen for fans of Dugoni's Tracy Crosswhite series.

    Emily Sutton-Smith narrates this prequel as well as the novels in the series. She is superb.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn 04-23-16
    Dawn 04-23-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Very nice prequel"

    Robert Dugoni did a nice job on this prequel to My Sister's Grave. It provided background on the main character, Tracy Crosswhite. She is a very strong woman and I'm looking forward to starting book 1. Emily Sutton-Smith did a wonderful job bringing all the characters to life, especially Tracy. If you're into the mystery/thriller genre I highly recommend this book.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    easy story to follow. Great heroin and good obnoxious villain. I wish that this would continue into a full-blown novel.

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    Amazon Customer Silver Spring, MD 08-15-16
    Amazon Customer Silver Spring, MD 08-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "How did it all began"

    This is how all the tension between Detective Crosswise and Lt. Nolasco got started.

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    Amazon Customer 08-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Too short."

    Wished this was longer and went in the adventures of Crosswhite as a cop.
    Did she succeed?




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    Bill Norris Athens, Georgia, US 07-16-16
    Bill Norris Athens, Georgia, US 07-16-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Review of "the Academy""

    Wish there was more to this book. Best read I've had in a long time. Not to mention the books I've read trying to be normal led by a good one! Hope to see more books by the author in the future!!

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    Linda W. 06-26-16
    Linda W. 06-26-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Brilliant!"

    couldn't stop listening !! So disappointed there isn't a series. in a perfect world one doesn't need to be jealous.

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