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Rookie detective Ed Cowley moved to the big city to further his career, but found his basic humanity put to the test as deeply as his policing skills. Initially unable to land a job as detective, he takes a position as beat-cop and is paired with an aging, hard-nosed veteran. Walking the beat, he quickly learns that enforcing the law can be a harsh and sometimes violent endeavor. After an injury sidelines his partner, he is promoted back to detective. And while trying to solve the murder of a young chemist, he struggles to find balance between the brutal and sometimes out-of-control methods used on the streets, and the slow and often frustrating procedures of detective work.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   drug dealers

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   diced Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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