Crime Barbara Fister Through the Cracks

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Through the Cracks

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When Chicago private investigator Anni Koskinen takes on a new client, she finds herself working on an impossible case. After spending twenty years in prison, a black man convicted in a notorious rape case has had his sentence overturned. The victim wants to know who was really responsible for the crime that scarred her life. But even if Anni can find out who committed the brutal crime decades ago, a conviction will be impossible---unless the rapist has struck again.

The resourceful victim has uncovered evidence indicating that a serial rapist may still be at work, attacking women with ferocious anger. But as Anni digs deeper, the politically ambitious state's attorney who prosecuted the original rape case insists that the conviction was solid. He believes there was no miscarriage of justice---other than that a violent felon has been released on a technicality.

As Anni's cold case heats up, her friend Dugan, a CPD detective, is involved in a heater case of his own. An undocumented Mexican gang member has been arrested for the murder of a missing woman, and his uncertain fate has gripped the city and fueled anti-immigrant sentiment.

As both investigations unfold, the impact of racial prejudice radiates cracks through the criminal justice system, and it is through those cracks that Anni must try to glimpse the truth.

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Barbara Fister lives in rural Minnesota, where she works as a librarian at a small liberal arts college.

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An overturned conviction in an old rape case leads to Chicago PI Anni Koskinen (introduced in In the Wind, 2008) looking for the real offender. As an undergraduate, Jill McKenzie was the victim of the Lincoln Park Rapist, who also savagely beat her and killed her dog, a crime for which 16-year-old African American Chase Taylor was quickly charged. After Taylor's conviction is thrown out decades later, McKenzie, now a sociology professor, finds rape cases much like hers and believes her assailant is still out there attacking women. Hired by McKenzie, ex-cop Koskinen, who left the force after testifying againist a fellow officer, teams with Jerry Pozorski, the retired detective who had worked the McKenzie case, to build a new scenario despite resistance from the police and the politically ambitious state's attorney, who convicted Taylor. Librarian Fister's compelling story line is undermined by a hasty and scattered conclusion, but her portrayals of rape victims and a man wrongfully convicted are notable, and Anni Koskinen in action is a pleasure to watch. --Michele Leber

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