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A Thin Dark Line

by Tami Hoag

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

A Thin Dark Line is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 10.
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, 6.8 × 4.2 × 0.96 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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read I really enjoyed this book and plan to read more from this author.
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it - Give me more! This was my first intro into Tami Hoag and I loved it! An excellent mix of mystery and romance. I keep reading her books to find one as good, but so far no luck. I haven't given up.
Date published: 2008-07-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good but long The book is well written and has some great character development but there are a number of times when you are left thinking," get on with it". One thing i will say about the book you'll never guess who the murderer is until the end which is exactly how mysteries should be written.
Date published: 2006-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice! Interesting, and i highly recommend it...though the romance part is predictable from the first few chapters.The plot itself twists in ways as to amaze the reader every time.
Date published: 2003-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! What a great book! As I started reading the book I was intrigued by the plot and all the possible suspects. I had to keep reading the book to find out what was going to happen next.
Date published: 2001-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Thin Dark Line Amazing story with enough intrigue and interest to keep you pinned to the pages! Stunning police story with extracts from the lives of those intertwined with each other and their representative professions! I really enjoyed the story and found myself "rooting for the underdog" She is a great writer, "Ashes to Ashes" is another great book written very recently by Tami Hoag. I would highly recommend this book. I think her writing is equal to if not superior to John Grishom. Read the book!!
Date published: 2000-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Thin Dark Line A Thin Dark Line is one of the most thrilling books I have read! This would be an excellent book for any reader looking for a good suspense and a little romance! A book you can not put down!
Date published: 2000-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wicket Story Do you want good mistery, well have I got news for you. Tami hoah has to be the best mistery writer out there today.A thin dark line envloves two main charcters named Annie & Nick Forcade (which in the novle he is referd to as forcade) This book will make you want to reed on and on and believe me you won't put it down.
Date published: 2000-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Thin Dark Line Excellent who-done-it! Great character development and plot twists. I couldn't put it down!!
Date published: 2000-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sexy Story If anyone is looking for a great new author to read, Tami Hoag will not dissappoint you. Nick, a sexy detective, was captivating. Annie, a young deputy, was strong yet feminine. Was very pleased with this new find. A really great read.
Date published: 1999-08-07

– More About This Product –

A Thin Dark Line

by Tami Hoag

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 592 pages, 6.8 × 4.2 × 0.96 in

Published: April 1, 1998

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553571885

ISBN - 13: 9780553571882

Read from the Book

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