Terror He calls it the Body Box. It’s a space too small for his victims to sit up or lie down. But it’s the perfect place to keep them for his games—the perfect place to watch them while they die.
Can’t Be Bad choices and big mistakes have landed Detective Mechelle Deakes on the Atlanta Police Department’s lowest rung, the Cold Case Unit. Sifting through forensic evidence and unsolved murder files is a thankless job she shares with her new partner, Lieutenant Hank Gooch, a man of few words and even fewer for African-American female cops like Mechelle. His single obsession is finding a serial killer who preys on the most innocent of victims, a man he thinks is responsible for many of the most gruesome unsolved cases in their files. And one chilling look convinces Mechelle that Hank’s right.
Contained It’s a case that has been cold for a reason. Someone wants it to stay closed. And two cops will risk everything—their jobs, their reputations, even their lives—to uncover the truth, no matter where it takes them.
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Abercrombie's disturbing police thriller, the first in a new series, introduces feisty African-American detective Mechelle Deakes. Demoted to the Atlanta Police Department's cold case unit after getting busted for buying crack, Deakes is drawn to a series of unsolved murders in the city and surrounding areas that date back to the '80s. Each case involves children whose bodies exhibited unusual bone decalcification, the result of malnutrition. The abductor kept his young victims in a cramped box, starving and then photographing them for a perverse Web site run by "Captain Hunger." After killing them, he planted evidence on their bodies that incriminated others. After a series of dead-end leads, Deakes and her shady partner, Lt. Hank Gooch, narrow the list of suspects to a fellow law-enforcement employee. But the wrong accusation could prove fatal. Breezy dialogue and Deakes's humanity nicely contrast with challenging procedural details and the killer's inhumanity. Abercrombie is the pseudonym of Edgar winner Walter Sorrels, who's also written under the pseudonym of Ruth Birmingham. (Dec.)
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