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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Cop Town is a gritty, down and dirty look at what being a cop - let alone an unwanted female cop, in Atlanta during the 70's was like. Now don't get me wrong it doesn't dwell on the whole female thing and isn't a 'pitty me' book. The characters are realistic if not disturbing at times and the author doesn't hold back on the discrepancies between white male cops and their 'colored' counterparts as well as women.
When a cop killer continues to terrorize Atlanta the corrupt 'good ol' boys' are looking to pin it on anyone and scare all the local degenerates into giving up the perpetrator. When Maggie's brother Jimmy becomes a target she must buck the system and investigate for herself. Jimmy's story isn't adding up and someone is determined to kill him and silence witnesses. Along with the help of a brand-new recruit, Kate, Maggie must find out the truth before a false confession leads to tragedy and a killer gets away with murder.
Cop Town is one of those novels that you won't be able to put down and will leave you happy that you weren't a cop in the 70's.

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