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A Thin Dark Line

by Tami Hoag

Random House Publishing Group | April 1, 1998 | Mass Market Paperbound

Terror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana. A suspected murderer is free on a technicality, and the cop accused of planting evidence against him is ordered off the case. But Detective Nick Fourcade refuses to walk away. He's stepped over the line before. This case threatens to push him over the edge.

He's not the only one. Deputy Annie Broussard found the woman's mutilated body. She still hears the phantom echoes of dying screams. She wants justice. But pursuing the investigation will mean forming an alliance with a man she doesn't trust and making enemies of the men she works with. It will mean being drawn into the confidence of a killer. For Annie Broussard, finding justice will mean risking everything-including her life.

The search for the truth has begun-one that will lead down a twisted trail through the steamy bayous of Louisiana, and deep into the darkest reaches of the human heart.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 592 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: April 1, 1998

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553571885

ISBN - 13: 9780553571882

Found in: Fiction and Literature, Police Procedural

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A Thin Dark Line

A Thin Dark Line

by Tami Hoag

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 592 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: April 1, 1998

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553571885

ISBN - 13: 9780553571882

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Her body lay on the floor. Her slender arms outflung, palms up. Death. Cold and brutal, strangely intimate. The people rose in unison as the judge emerged from his chambers. The Honorable Franklin Monahan. The figurehead of justice. The decision would be his. Black pools of blood in the silver moonlight. Her life drained from her to puddle on the hard cypress floor. Richard Kudrow, the defense attorney. Thin, gray, and stoop-shouldered, as if the fervor for justice had burned away all excess within him and had begun to consume muscle mass. Sharp eyes and the strength of his voice belied the image of frailty. Her naked body inscribed with the point of a knife. A work of violent art. Smith Pritchett, the district attorney. Sturdy and aristocratic. The gold of his cuff links catching the light as he raised his hands in supplication. Cries for mercy smothered by the cold shadow of death. Chaos and outrage rolled through the crowd in a wave of sound as Monahan pronounced his ruling. The small amethyst ring had not been listed on the search warrant of the defendant''s home and was, therefore, beyond the scope of the warrant and not legally subject to seizure. Pamela Bichon, thirty-seven, separated, mother of a nine-year-old girl. Brutally murdered. Eviscerated. Her naked body found in a vacant house on Pony Bayou, spikes driven through the palms of her hands into the wood floor; her sightless eyes staring up at nothing through the slits of a feather Mardi Gras mask. Case dismissed.
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From the Publisher

Terror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana. A suspected murderer is free on a technicality, and the cop accused of planting evidence against him is ordered off the case. But Detective Nick Fourcade refuses to walk away. He's stepped over the line before. This case threatens to push him over the edge.

He's not the only one. Deputy Annie Broussard found the woman's mutilated body. She still hears the phantom echoes of dying screams. She wants justice. But pursuing the investigation will mean forming an alliance with a man she doesn't trust and making enemies of the men she works with. It will mean being drawn into the confidence of a killer. For Annie Broussard, finding justice will mean risking everything-including her life.

The search for the truth has begun-one that will lead down a twisted trail through the steamy bayous of Louisiana, and deep into the darkest reaches of the human heart.

From the Jacket

"Patricia Cornwell, eat your heart out! Tami Hoag...sets a standard in suspense."-Atlanta Journal

"Tami Hoag writes the kind of can't-put-it-down suspense that keeps you on edge to the final sentence."-John Saul, author of The Homing

About the Author

Tami Hoag''s novels have appeared regularly on national bestseller lists since the publication of her first book in 1988. She lives in Los Angeles.

From Our Editors

Down in Bayou Breaux, La., a small technicality allows a suspected murderer to be set free, and the cop accused of planting the evidence thrown off the case. Yet Detective Nick Fourcade has crossed the line in the past and he's not about to let this catch get away so easily. So begins A Thin Dark Line from veteran author of suspense, Tami Hoag. Even though this case threatens to push Fourcade over the edge, he's willing to risk it all. However, Deputy Annie Broussard is as determined to find the psychotic killer as Fourcade, since discovering the body, the memory of the dead women haunts her still. In pursuing the killer, she is slowly drawn into a mysterious and deadly game as she tries to outsmart the intelligent and vicious killer. As they race through the back alleys and darkly lit streets, justice is close - but death is even closer.

Editorial Reviews

"Patricia Cornwell, eat your heart out! Tami Hoag...sets a standard in suspense."-Atlanta Journal

"Tami Hoag writes the kind of can''t-put-it-down suspense that keeps you on edge to the final sentence."-John Saul, author of The Homing
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