Edgar award-winner Theresa Schwegel returns with The Good Boy, her most dramatic and emotional novel to date, a family epic that combines the hard-boiled grit of her acclaimed police thrillers with an intimate portrait of a young boy trying to follow his heart in an often heartless city.
"Over acted ghetto dialog"
The Chicago Police Department says Samantha Mack shot her partner, Fred, during the confusion of a bungled pursuit. Mack says it was their quarry, a violent pedophile named Marco Trovic, who fired the deadly round in that darkened room. But Mack was knocked out and can't really say what happened. Another cop is held suspect....
Detective Sloane Pearson is new to the Sex Crimes Division but no stranger to being treated like an incompetent blonde by her hardened male co-workers. She's also no stranger to hard-to-crack cases, and her latest is as tough as they come: A rapist is on the prowl, dragging women to deserted building sites or vacant apartment buildings peppered all over downtown Chicago, and forcing them to fight---knowing, of course, that he'll win.
Author Theresa Schwegel's debut won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel and was also shortlisted for the Anthony Award. Her third book, Person of Interest, is an astute slice of suspenseful crime fiction offering an intense portrait of the complicated lives of an undercover police officer and his family.
"A waste of time"
Officer Ray Weiss is a cop's son, a cop's grandson. All he's ever wanted is to follow in their footsteps.But when he finds out what the senior officers in Chicago's District 20 have in store for him and the other rookies as "initiation" into their brotherhood, he has to make a choice. Ray's senior partner, Jack Fiore, asks him to break into a jewelry store and steal a few pieces. It's just a little fun - especially because they're set up to be the first cops on-scene to "discover" the crime. But it all goes wrong....