The Resource The third to die, Allison Brennan

The third to die, Allison Brennan

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The third to die
Title
The third to die
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Allison Brennan
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3rd to die
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eng
Summary
Detective Kara Quinn, on leave from the LAPD, is on an early morning jog in her hometown of Liberty Lake when she comes upon the body of a young nurse. The manner of death shows a pattern of highly controlled rage. Meanwhile in DC, FBI special agent Mathias Costa is staffing his newly minted Mobile Response Team. Word reaches Matt that the Liberty Lake murder fits the profile of the compulsive Triple Killer. It will be the first case for the MRT. This time they have a chance to stop this zealous if elusive killer before he strikes again. But only if they can figure out who he is and where he is hiding before he disappears for another three years. The stakes are higher than ever before, because if they fail, one of their own will be next
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  • At the start of this tense series launch from bestseller Brennan (the Lucy Kincaid series), Det. Kara Quinn, who’s on leave from the LAPD, is jogging on a trail in her hometown of Liberty Lake, Wash., when she comes across the mutilated body of a young woman. The victim is evidently a nurse, based on the green scrubs she’s wearing and the stethoscope wrapped around her neck. When FBI special agent Mathias Costa, the head of the agency’s new Mobile Response Team in Washington, D.C., learns that the Liberty Lake murder fits the profile of the serial killer known as the Triple Killer, he and his team travel to Washington State to join those, including Kara, investigating the murder. Since the Triple Killer strikes once every three years, Matthias and Kara must act fast to stop the unidentified fiend before he vanishes for another three years. The relationship between Matthias and Kara adds some romantic heat. Fans of Jeff Abbott and Karin Slaughter will find this crime novel hard to put down. Agent: Dan Conaway, Writers House. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed 12/16/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 51, p)
  • In Brennan's (Nothing To Hide, 2019, etc.) new series launch, a hard-edged female LAPD undercover cop and an ambitious FBI special agent race to catch a serial killer before he strikes again. On paid administrative leave since an incident with a suspect went wrong, a restless Detective Kara Quinn is on an early morning run in her hometown of Liberty Lake, Washington, when she discovers the flayed corpse of a young nurse. In D.C., FBI Special Agent in Charge Mathias Costa is staffing the new Mobile Response Team, designed to cover rural areas underserved by law enforcement, when his boss assigns Matt and analyst Ryder Kim to Liberty Lake. The notorious Triple Killer, who murders three random victims, three days apart, every three years, has returned. With only six days to identify and catch the culprit, and only three days until he kills again, the team is "on a very tight clock." What should be on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense turns into a slog marred by pedestrian prose ("she heard nothing except birds chirping..."), a convoluted plot slowed down by a focus on dull bureaucratic infighting, and flat character development. The sole exception is the vividly drawn Kara. Smart, angry, defensive, complicated, she fascinates both the reader and Matt ("Kara Quinn was different—and he couldn't put his finger on why"). Inside this bloated novel is a lean thriller starring a strong and damaged protagonist who's as compelling as Lisbeth Salander. (Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2019)
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10843130
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Brennan, Allison
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.R44
Literary form
novels
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  • United States
  • Women detectives
  • Police
  • Government investigators
  • Serial murder investigation
  • Liberty Lake (Wash.)
Target audience
adult
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The third to die, Allison Brennan
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"A novel"--Cover
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
458 pages
Isbn
9780778309444
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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Label
The third to die, Allison Brennan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
458 pages
Isbn
9780778309444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n

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