The Killing Moon

The Killing Moon

A Novel

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A violent murder casts suspicions on the unsavory members of a small Massachusetts community's police force as well as its newest member, a returned citizen with a shadowy past who engaged in unusual investigative activities during his off hours.

Blackwell North Amer
The crack of a handgun shatters the silence of a warm summer night ... A notorious local felon and former child magician vanishes, seemingly without a trace ... A corrupt police force applies a stranglehold to a failing town ... An ailing old man hatches a last-ditch plan to save the police department he once headed, and the community he still loves ... An outsider arrives, bearing a simple recipe for death that could destroy them all ...
Buried deep in the rural backcountry of New England, the town of Black Falls isn't dying so much as quietly fading away.
No supermarket. No traffic lights. No ATM. No hope.
Donald Maddox, a man with no law enforcement background - indeed, no background at all - has returned to his hometown after fifteen years to find himself employed as an auxiliary patrolman on a local police force known to inspire more fear than trust in its citizenry.
When a brutal murder shatters the isolation of this forgotten place, triggering the arrival of state police homicide detectives and a town-wide manhunt, both the local cops and Maddox appear to have something to hide. As the tightly wound mystery that is Maddox's past begins to unravel, he becomes ensnared in a deadly conspiracy that ultimately threatens his life, as well as the lives of those nearest him.

Baker
& Taylor

A violent murder casts suspicions on the unsavory members of a small Massachusetts community's police force as well as its newest member, a returned citizen with a shadowy past who engaged in unusual investigative activities during his off hours. By the author of Prince of Thieves. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2007
ISBN: 9780743289641
0743289641
Characteristics: 347 p. ; 24 cm

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roadhockey
Mar 26, 2013

I like the Maddox character but there are some disturbing images that turned me off.

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charlie2911
Jun 06, 2012

A small New England town is in the grip of a corrupt police force. A man who left the town years ago returns and joins this force. All kinds of action results. An extremely good portrayal of how tyranny can exist in secluded locations. - I really enjoyed this book

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