Old Bones

By Trudy Nan Boyce
Read by Rebecca Lowman

The Detective Sarah Alt Series: Book 2

10.32 Hours 02/21/2017 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781524735289

A timely and penetrating mystery about the intersection of policing, racism, and the community—set in a city at its boiling point—from an author who’s been in the trenches and seen it all. A senseless act of violence. During a vigil calling for police reform, students from Spelman College, a historically black women’s institution, are assaulted by rifle fire from a passing vehicle. On her way to interview witnesses, Detective Sarah “Salt” Alt confronts the fleeing vehicle of the suspects, but they get away. A city in turmoil. While other detectives take the lead on the Spelman murders, Salt is tasked to investigate the case of a recently discovered decomposed body. When she combs through the missing-persons reports, it becomes clear the victim is a girl whom Salt took into custody two years before, and Salt feels a grave responsibility to learn the truth about how the girl died. But before she can pursue any leads, Salt is called onto emergency riot detail. In the wake of the assault on the Spelman students, Atlanta has reached the boiling point. In a city burdened by history and a community erupting in pain and anger, Salt must delve into the past for answers. A gripping and astute story about what it means to serve and protect, Old Bones solidifies Trudy Nan Boyce as an evocative, authoritative voice in crime fiction.

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Summary

Summary

A timely and penetrating mystery about the intersection of policing, racism, and the community—set in a city at its boiling point—from an author who’s been in the trenches and seen it all.

A senseless act of violence.

During a vigil calling for police reform, students from Spelman College, a historically black women’s institution, are assaulted by rifle fire from a passing vehicle. On her way to interview witnesses, Detective Sarah “Salt” Alt confronts the fleeing vehicle of the suspects, but they get away.

A city in turmoil.

While other detectives take the lead on the Spelman murders, Salt is tasked to investigate the case of a recently discovered decomposed body. When she combs through the missing-persons reports, it becomes clear the victim is a girl whom Salt took into custody two years before, and Salt feels a grave responsibility to learn the truth about how the girl died. But before she can pursue any leads, Salt is called onto emergency riot detail. In the wake of the assault on the Spelman students, Atlanta has reached the boiling point. In a city burdened by history and a community erupting in pain and anger, Salt must delve into the past for answers.

A gripping and astute story about what it means to serve and protect, Old Bones solidifies Trudy Nan Boyce as an evocative, authoritative voice in crime fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Rebecca Lowman successfully reprises her role as Detective Sarah Alt (“Salt”) in this second police procedural…Lowman shifts easily between the various strippers, gangster rappers, and cops of Salt’s diverse precinct. Her take on these characters seems familiar yet not stereotypical, and they ring true. Since the author leaves plenty of tidbits dangling, we can hope that Salt—and Lowman—will return for a third installment.” AudioFile
“[A] thrill-ride of a novel.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Superlative…Boyce, a former Atlanta police officer, knowingly explores an officer’s calling, as well as moral questions, while maintaining realistic dialogue and Atlanta scenes.” Cleveland Plain-Dealer
“A vivid, unflinching view of police work in a southern setting in which disturbing legacies can come to haunt native residents. An exceptional police procedural, with a compelling protagonist and strong moral underpinning.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author Bio: Trudy Nan Boyce

Trudy Nan Boyce received her PhD in community counseling before becoming a police officer for the City of Atlanta. During her more-than-thirty-year career she served as a beat cop, homicide detective, senior hostage negotiator, and lieutenant. She retired from the police department in 2008.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.32
Audience: Adult
Edition: English