0312366159 New Condition. First Edition. Crisp pages and tight binding. Appears unread.
With his novel "City of Fire," Robert Ellis debuted a dynamic new character in Los Angeles detective Lena Gamble, but also captured a vivid picture of the city of Los Angeles. Readers and critics made "City of Fire" an instant phenomenon, as the book became a "Los Angeles Times" bestseller and was named a top summer read by "People" magazine, "USA Today," and "The New York Times."
Now Lena Gamble is a cop held in disgrace by department higher-ups for the explosive way the Romeo case played out, though she's still hailed as a hero by her colleagues for catching the killer. For her punishment, she hasn't handled a real murder investigation in eight months. When the chief finally tosses her a case, she's thrilled until she gets a look at the scene and realizes he's probably setting her up to be exiled once and for all: The victim is unidentified, and there are no witnesses, and no leads. Just the body, chopped into pieces and dropped in a Dumpster--gruesome enough to ensure that once again the media will be following Lena's every move.
Robert Ellis delivers another high-speed, commercial, powerful read, featuring one of the most engaging and vibrant police characters on the shelf today.