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City of Fire (2007) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

When a young woman is found in bed by her hotshot businessman husband, carved from belly to throat with a very sharp knife, the elite Robbery-Homicide Division of the LAPD responds in full force. Best-case scenario for lead Detective Lena Gamble: Nikki Brant's husband killed her, case closed, and on to the next crime scene before the ravenous Hollywood media can get their lurid tabloid machinery running.

Unfortunately for Lena, though, she knows that best-case scenarios only happen in movies. The murder is the first in a series of brutal crimes against beautiful women thought to be perpetrated by the same man, a killer dubbed Romeo by the press. It's the case of a lifetime, and promises to either elevate Lena to the upper echelons of a publicity-hungry department in need of heroes, or bring about a very public and painful fall from grace. Lena has been in the public eye before, on the night her rock-star brother was gunned down on a dark street in Hollywood-an unsolved murder so girsly she never recovered. She knows the score when the press and the LAPD collide.

As the investigation plays out and a massive forest fire blankets the city with acrid smoke, a cloud of conspiracy descends on Lena's investigation, and she knows she'll have to grind this one out...because Nikki Brant's death just breathed new life into more than one closed case...because the web of conspiracy is spun more intricately than she can possibly imagine...and because Lena knows there's only one roci-solid rule to murder in LA: The bigger the spectacle, the deeper the horror.

Original title: City of Fire
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

Edition #1: City of Fire

City of Fire (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • ""This book pumps your blood, keeps you racing throughout the night, with a cast of characters at full throttle."" Mark Moscowitz
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City of Fire (May 29, 2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312366131
Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.2 in
Pages: 357

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