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Book 218: Dust to Dust by Tami Hoag

Book 218: Dust to Dust (Kovac/Liska #2).
Author: Tami Hoag, 2000.
Genre: Police procedural. Crime Fiction. GLBT.
Other Details: Paperback. 419 pages.

The death of internal affairs investigator Andy Paxton is a potential political bomb for the Minneapolis Police Department. Andy Paxton was gay and he was investigating a possible cop connection in the brutal murder of another gay officer. But Andy's death looks like suicide, or an unfortunate and embarrassing accident, and the pressure is on from the top brass to close the case as soon as possible. But the investigation's lead detective Sam Kovac is not convinced the case is as straightforward as it appears. As he digs deeper, it is looking very much like Paxton discovered something that got him killed. And he might not be the final victim... - synopsis from UK publisher's website.

I found this the kind of solid police procedural that I have come to expect from Tami Hoag. In it detectives Sam (Kojak) Kovac and Nikki (Tinks) Liska come to the fore as leading characters instead of their supporting roles in Ashes to Ashes. They tackle a sensitive case with no initial obvious crime yet still one that unfolds in a satisfactory way. I was also very relieved by Thor's cameo (the cat, not the god).
Tags: crime fiction, glbt, police drama
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