A one-man crime wave is shaking the peaceful city of Santa Maria, California, and no place is safe. Kenny Trask, an unpredictable, high-strung, shockingly violent convict, has just escaped from prison and is intent on putting together enough cash to bankroll a new life for himself, his ex-cellmate, and the female defense attorney he believes they must “rescue.”
Only one man is willing to stand in the way: Robby Medavoy, a cop who’s been called a hero, whose unorthodox style has fueled the resentment of rival officers and the suspicions of his superiors. With a contract on his life from his department’s SWAT team, Medavoy must put everything on the line to pull Trask in—his reputation, his survival, and, unexpectedly, the woman he comes to love.
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WILLIAM P. WOOD is the author of eight novels and one nonfiction book. As a deputy district attorney in California he handled thousands of criminal cases ranging from disturbing the peace to murder. He put on over 50 jury trials, many with multiple defendants.From Publishers Weekly:
This police procedural opens on a characteristically unlikely (and underdeveloped) scenario: two-bit lawyer Carol Beaufort settles her ravaged nerves with booze and pills; it's five a.m., and she has just received an anonymous phone call. Could it have come from a pickup? she wonders. But her caller is Kenny Trask, a client of hers, a criminal who has just escaped from the jail where she has been sending him steamy letters. Simpleton Trask and his sociopath ex-cell mate force her to join them in a spree of bank robberies that threaten to hamstring the local small but valiant police force, particularly the robbery division led by maverick cop Rob Medavoy. In a plot glued together by improbable coincidences, hero Medavoy has just busted Beaufort's boss and is about to blow the whistle on a circle of crooked flatfoots. Will Medavoy thwart Trask's trio and survive his colleagues' attempts to sabotage him? Former assistant DA Wood ( Gangland ) buries his knowledge of the law enforcement system under exaggerated plot developments and a denouement that is as numbingly predictable as it is moralistic.
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Book Description St Martins Pr, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0312050933