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Prior bad acts

by Hoag, Tami.

Format: Book on CD 2006
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Audiobook SVAU Fic Hoa
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
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Call Number  SVAU Fic Hoa
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Audio Visual CD BK H
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Audio Visual CD BOOK FIC HOA
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
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Call Number  CD BOOK FIC HOA
The community is still reeling from the Haas family murders, but it seems like closure is on its way with the trial of Karl Dahl. When Judge Carey Moore makes a controversial ruling in the case, it outrages the town and puts her life in danger. Even with police protection, she is kidnapped. Now it's up to detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska to weave through this deadly and complicated case.
New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag returns with a thriller that begins with a shocking crime scene you'll never forget and follows two relentless detectives on a manhunt that ends in a chilling confrontation with the essence of human evil.

It was a crime so brutal, it changed the lives of even the most hardened homicide cops. The Haas family murders left a scar on the community nothing can erase, but everyone agrees that convicting the killer, Karl Dahl, is a start. Only Judge Carey Moore seems to be standing in the way. Her ruling that Dahl's prior criminal record is inadmissible raises a public outcry--and puts the judge in grave danger.

When an unknown assailant attacks Judge Moore in a parking garage, two of Minneapolis's top cops are called upon to solve the crime and keep the judge from further harm. Detective Sam Kovac is as hard-boiled as they come, and his wisecracking partner, Nikki Liska, isn't far behind. Neither one wants to be on this case, but when Karl Dahl escapes from custody, everything changes, and a seemingly straightforward case cartwheels out of control.

The stakes go even higher when the judge is kidnapped--snatched out of her own bed even as the police sit outside, watching her house. Now Kovac and Liska must navigate through a maze of suspects that includes the stepson of a murder victim, a husband with a secret life, and a rogue cop looking for revenge where the justice system failed.

With no time to spare, the detectives are pulled down a strange dark trail of smoke and mirrors, where no one is who they seem and everyone is guilty of Prior Bad Acts .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Law-enforcement officials throughout Hennepin County thought they'd have an advocate on the bench when one of their own--former state prosecutor Carey Moore--became a criminal-court judge. Her Honor, however, knows that she will be scrutinized for favoring the prosecution, so she makes sure to rule evenly. But even is not the way the D.A.'s office would describe her handling of the case against defendant Karl Dahl. The cops and prosecutors are sure that Dahl is the one who brutally raped and murdered a mother and her two children, but they recognize that the evidence is highly circumstantial. Admitting Dahl's prior bad acts into evidence, they argue, would establish a pattern of behavior, whereas Dahl's attorney maintains that the evidence would be prejudicial. When Carey sides with the defense, her decision ignites a series of events that begins with her being brutally attacked. Then Dahl escapes, and homicide detectives Sam Kovak and Nikki Liska give chase. A first-rate thriller with an ending that will knock your socks off. --Mary Frances Wilkens Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A simple court hearing explodes into a multifaceted case at the start of this stunning meld of thriller and police procedural from bestseller Hoag. Shortly after Minneapolis judge Carey Moore decides that the many "prior bad acts" of accused serial killer Karl Dahl can't be used in his trial, Dahl escapes from jail and someone attacks Moore. Homicide cops Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska, introduced in Ashes to Ashes (1999), are assigned to protect the judge, whom the police hate for her liberal views. Moore's disintegrating marriage and her husband's shady business dealings lead the investigation in new directions, while more murders exacerbate the hunt for Dahl. Hoag, who began her career as a romance writer, has experimented with several mystery subgenres. Here she stands above the competition, creating complex characters who evolve more than those in most thrillers. The breathtaking plot twists are perfectly paced in this compulsive page-turner, which ends on a romantic note. (On sale Mar. 28) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Judges -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Women judges -- Fiction.
Mass murder -- Fiction.
Minneapolis (Minn.) -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Legal stories.
Publisher [New York] :Random House Audio,2006
Edition Abridged ed.
Contributors Bergmann, Erik.
Participants/Performers Read by Erik Bergmann.
Other Contributors Produced by David Rapkin ; Abridgment by Peter Michalos.
Language English
Notes Compact disc.
In container (17 x 18 cm.)
An abridgement of the book.
Description 5 audio discs (6 hr.) : Dolby processed ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 055371256X (container)
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