June 2011/ ISBN 9780345528209
Suspense / Police
by Bob Walch
Bureau of Investigation’s Special Agent Faith Mitchell this
is not a typical hostage situation. For starters, there’s
a dead man in the house’s laundry room and a gangland standoff
unfolding in the bedroom. But more to the point, this is all happening
in Faith’s mother’s house.
the child whom Faith’s mother is babysitting, the agent’s
four month old daughter, is found safe in a tool shed behind the
house but Faith’s mother has gone missing. Although she’s
been trained to remain cool in any and all situations, obviously
this is one situation Faith has never confronted before.
To find her
missing mother and piece together what has happened in her family
home, Faith will enlist the assistance of her partner, Will Trent,
and trauma doctor Sara Linton. Suddenly more than just a cop, Faith
finds herself a “concerned party” in the affair, a witness,
and, yes, even a suspect in the case.
expect she’d have the full support and cooperation of the
department in this time of need, that’s not exactly what transpires.
Sara quickly finds herself confronting people she once respected
and trusted as she faces some nasty realities about corruption,
bribery and murder within the law enforcement network.
has placed her characters in some pretty extreme situations but
none of her previous stories has gone to this length to test the
mettle of the protagonist. There’s a reason that Slaughter
has been called “one of the best crime novelists in America”
and after you’ve read “Fallen” you’ll agree
she deserves that accolade.