V M Giambanco is the author of the Alice Madison series of police procedurals.
"It was a grey, chilly March morning and I was sitting in the reception area of the downtown precinct of the Seattle Police Department, waiting to meet the officers I would join on the day shift. I was wondering how many silly and inappropriate things I would manage to say in the eight-hour stint, and still I couldn’t have been more excited."
That's how Valentina opens up her piece over at the Shot's blog. Read the full piece here.
This, her third novel featuring Seattle Detective Alice Madison, is as twisty and tasty a crime thriller as anyone could wish for ... Madison is a sensitively drawn, fully rounded character, ensuring this compelling mystery stands out from the crowd and gives the reader a heroine to cheer for when the body count mounts (Daily Mail)
Madison and her colleagues are strongly written, compelling characters and the primary plot is high-octane stuff (Guardian)
About the book
After two years in the Seattle Police Department, Detective Alice Madison has finally found the kind of personal and professional peace she has never known before.
When a local burglary escalates into a horrific murder, Madison is put in charge of the investigation. She finds herself tracking a killer who may have haunted the city for years - and whose brutality is the stuff of myth in high security prisons.
As she delves deeper into the case, Madison learns that the widow of one of the victims is being stalked - is the killer poised to strike again? But then her own past comes under scrutiny from enemies close to home, and Madison's position on the force - and the fate of the case itself - are suddenly thrown in jeopardy.
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