The Resource That darkness, Lisa Black

That darkness, Lisa Black

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That darkness
Title
That darkness
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Lisa Black
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eng
Summary
As a forensic investigator for the Cleveland Police Department, Maggie Gardiner has seen her share of Jane Does. The latest is an unidentified female in her early teens, discovered in a local cemetery. More shocking than the girl's injuries--for Maggie at least--is the fact that no one has reported her missing. She and the detectives assigned to the case (including her cop ex-husband) are determined to follow every lead, run down every scrap of evidence. But the monster they seek is watching every move, closer to them than they could possibly imagine. Jack Renner is a killer. He doesn't murder because he enjoys it, or because he believes himself omnipotent, or for any reason other than to make the world a safer place. When he follows the trail of this Jane Doe to a locked room in a small apartment where eighteen teenaged girls are anything but safe, he knows something must be done. But his pursuit of their captor takes an unexpected turn. Maggie Gardiner finds another body waiting for her in the autopsy room--and a host of questions that will challenge everything she believes about justice, morality, and the true nature of evil ..
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  • This is the first book in a new series featuring Cleveland forensic investigator Maggie Gardiner and homicide detective Jack Renner, but don’t expect your typical detective story. Gardiner is a complete forensic nerd with no real personal life outside her job. She has become obsessed with the victims of several murders, all of whom were shot point-blank in the back of the head, yet are seemingly unrelated. By using tapings—pieces of tape pressed against victim’s clothing that pick up threads, dust, and fibers—she has literally picked up enough clues to find the place where all the murders took place. Renner is a vigilante cop turned serial killer, but he only kills people who need killing, reminiscent of Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter. But Renner is no sadist; he kills quickly and cleanly in his quest for the justice often denied by the legal system. While Gardiner is not a cop, she works hand in hand with the police as she narrows in on the killer. The surprising ending is sure to keep readers coming back for more. -- Alesi, Stacy (Reviewed 5/1/2016) (Booklist, vol 112, number 17, p39)
  • Maggie Gardner, the heroine of this uneven suspense novel from bestseller Black (Evidence of Murder), works with the Cleveland PD as a civilian criminologist. When the bodies of four men are found away from where they were killed, each shot with .22 caliber bullets, Maggie joins the homicide team delving into possible links among the victims. The four all have traces of granite, asbestos, lead paint flakes, and cat hair—and have committed such serious crimes as rape, murder, and human trafficking. Since their criminal records are available only to the police, Maggie suspects that the killer is someone in law enforcement. If she knows who it is, she could face an agonizing decision about whether to turn that person in. She hopes she’s wrong. The intriguing forensic details help drive the plot to its satisfying conclusion, but the sketchy portrayal of the characters, particularly Maggie, will disappoint readers expecting more depth. Agent: Vicky Bijur, Vicky Bijur Agency. (May) --Staff (Reviewed 03/14/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 11, p)
  • Cleveland police forensic investigator Maggie Gardiner must fingerprint and determine cause of death of an unidentified teenage girl's body. No one appears to be looking for the youth, so it seems likely that she's an orphan or a runaway. Soon after, the corpse of a street criminal with a history of violence turns up in Maggie's lab, and the investigation points to organized crime, human trafficking, and the possibility of vigilante justice. --Linda Oliver (Reviewed 04/15/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 7, p77)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10481028
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Black, Lisa
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Gardiner and Renner thriller
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gardiner, Maggie
  • Renner, Jack
  • Women forensic scientists
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
That darkness, Lisa Black
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Kensington hardcover edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781496701886
Lccn
2015958938
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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That darkness, Lisa Black
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Kensington hardcover edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781496701886
Lccn
2015958938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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