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Bestselling author William Wood spins this dark, riveting tale of a beloved Sacramento cop killed in a bizarre accident, and the hunt to track down his killer—a fast-paced thriller of murder, deceit, haunting pasts, and one man’s dangerous scheme to fight for those he loves.

Officer Tommy Ensor did not see the car that struck him down on a rainy night in California’s capita
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Paperback, 450 pages
Published February 18th 2014 by Turner (first published February 3rd 2014)
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Gloria Feit
Aug 22, 2014 Gloria Feit rated it really liked it
The opening line of this new book by this former Deputy District Attorney in California immediately explains the title, and propels the reader into the book: “Officer Bob Quintana did not see the car that hit his partner Tommy Ensor.” The two men are cops with the Sacramento Police Department, working an off-duty late night job providing security around a construction site in the downtown area. Ensor is 12 years older than Quintana. It is 1:30 AM on a cold, stormy night; visibility was poor, and ...more
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Aug 30, 2015 Laronica Conway rated it liked it
Shelves: crime-suspense
A prominent judge who has big dreams of being on the appellate court is involved in a horrific accident that changes everyone's lives. The judge'a father-in-law was in the car with him but doesn't remember what happened. Instead of doing the right thing like stopping to help, he keeps going. That one decision will haunt him and everyone else in his life. He spends the rest of the book trying to stay ahead of the detectives who were assigned to the case.

The two detectives investigating are at opp
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Quillracer
Apr 11, 2014 Quillracer rated it it was ok
Shelves: freebie
I won this book through Stop You’re Killing Me (www.stopyourekillingme.com), a website for mystery readers.

An older detective days from retirement and his young eager rookie are assigned to investigate the hit and run death of a cop beloved by his fellow officers and the community at large. Their investigation is hamstrung right from the start by a pair of power-hungry superior officers angling to be named the next Chief of Police.

This was a good story overall. But the pace was a bit too slow fo
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April Warren
Jun 03, 2014 April Warren rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book from first reads giveaway. I really liked the layout of this book. Most thrillers or legal thrillers will have the cops figuring out a murder mystery. You get that in this one but you also know who it is the whole time. Each chapter alternates between the cops trying to solve the crime and the bad guy who is feeling guilty for not turning himself in and trying to hide the crime to protect his family. This guy was a respected judge so he did not want word to get out that he was a ...more
Kerry
May 06, 2014 Kerry rated it really liked it
A hero and cop is struck in the night; another person is rising among the ranks and making plans; a retiring cop only has weeks to find his partners killer. How far would you go to hide the truth in order to save your family and how far would you go to bring the guilty to justice? In the blink of an eye our lives can change and the guilty and innocent get caught up in this thriller of who dun it. Great read, recommended for all.
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WILLIAM P. WOOD is the author of nine thrillers and one nonfiction book. As a deputy district attorney in California, he handled thousands of criminal cases ranging from disturbing the peace to murder. He served as chief counsel to the Secretary of State of California, the Commissioner of the California Department of Corporations, and the Undersecretary of the Office of Secretary of State.

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