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Before the Cradle Falls

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Paralyzed by drink and despair since the accidental death of his young daughter, Shelby, Detective Kyle Sommers nonetheless must lead a task force to catch a brutal serial killer. Nicknamed the Cradle Robber, this murderer has methodically snuffed out the lives of children all along the California coast. Now he's come to Portland.

While investigating, Sommers learns that a
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ebook, 336 pages
Published May 16th 2004 by Forge Books (first published January 16th 2002)
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Drake Tungsten
This book is light years ahead of the author's previous books in terms of the writing. The dialog was much better and flowed more naturally. I was also able to get to know the characters better and become emotionally invested in what happened to them.

I started reading James David with his second book, "Fragments" and then his third, "Ship of the Damned." Over the course of those two books, and now with this one, he has shown a steady improvement in terms of translating an interesting concept int
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Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, pdf
Is it a time travel book?
Is it a police procedural novel?
Is it romance?
It's all of them, well blended and with one of the best definitions of a paradox that I have ever read.
Slight taking off for points for the cliche, Scientist investigates phenomenon years beyond themselves and even though current technology has no equivalents still manages to do some predictions as to the math and such.
Karlie
Oct 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book. Anyone who like mystery and police work will love this book. You have to keep your mind open thou. The science of time travel might just trip you up.
Magic Mary Austin
Oct 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An intriguing suspense thriller that kept me turning pages.
Matthew Avila
Dec 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. I live around the Portland area,where this book takes place, and I was able to follow along with this book quite easy. I also enjoyed the characters.
Karolyn Carter
i thought it was a great book! i love detective/police mystery! there was murder and mystery and time travel... and it all came together perfectly in the end! i couldnt put it down! great book!
Kate
Pretty good. Unique police procedural.
Kerry
Jun 10, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sort of slow but once the character of Sherrie is introduced it picks up.
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James F. David has a Ph.D. from Ohio State University and is currently a professor of Psychology as George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. He is the author of the thrillers Footprints of Thunder, Ship of the Damned and Before the Cradle Falls. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Tigard, Oregon.
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