Before he became a novelist, Michael Connelly was a crime reporter, covering the detectives who worked the homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles. In vivid, hard-hitting articles, Connelly leads the reader past the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the victims, their families and friends, and, of course, the killers, to tell the real stories of murder and its aftermath.
While on routine patrol, Officer Cindy Decker rescues a newborn abandoned in an alley dumpster. But she can't call it a night until she sees the infant safe in a hospital. Now, the hunt is on for the mother. Armed with advice from her detective father, Cindy searches through inner-city Hollywood, following a treacherous trail filled with violent gangs and drug lords. With each new lead, the twisted journey becomes darker, battering Cindy's personal relationships and endangering her very life.
"Great new character!"
From New York Times best-selling author Faye Kellerman comes an extraordinary anthology of her best short writing. Here the backdrop of contemporary California becomes fertile ground for Kellerman's riveting tales of murder, mystery, and family ties most sinister and deadly.
"Enjoyed most of these short mysteries"