Bernard J. Manning, a celebrated surgeon, takes his Irish setter for an early morning walk in the affluent neighborhood of Roland Park. On their way back, the dog darts off. The doctor discovers Red Dog, hackles up, barking and whining, at the entrance of a culvert. When his eyes adjust to the low light, he makes out a small body. The Baltimore police have no missing child report and the investigation is going cold when Robin Crane is transferred to Homicide. Crane and her current partner, Detective Erica Moreno, work feverishly to solve the mystery, anxious to return the boy to his family, though it may be they are responsible for his death. Then, the stakes become even higher—another child may be missing. Crane and Moreno discover a tangled web in which chaotic family relationships increase the vulnerability of children and victims ultimately may have become perpetrators. Robin is dismayed to learn that the death of a critical witness, a disastrous consequence of Baltimore’s stop snitchin’ culture, may be related to her current investigation. Floater in the Baltimore Harbor teems with gripping characters and the gritty atmosphere of the city streets. Smith provides a powerful profile of the complications of urban policing and the disturbing reality of criminal activity involving children.
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B A SMITH received her doctorate in psychology. A mother and grandmother who has lived in Central America and various states in the United States, she is currently at work on A Son’s Love, a sequel to Green Grows the Grass. The Floater in the Baltimore Harbor is the second novel in the Robin Crane Mysteries series.
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Book Description Rough Waters Press, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0692547711