"George's all-too-familiar story is so richly observed, subtly characterized, precisely written—her syncopated paragraphs are a special delight—and successful in its avoidance of genre clichés that you'd swear you were reading the first police procedural ever written."
George's Pittsburgh cops (Hideout
, 2011, etc.) investigate a robbery-murder that's a lot less routine and more sordid than it looks.
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