The Resource Down the broken road, J.R. Backlund

Down the broken road, J.R. Backlund

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Down the broken road
Title
Down the broken road
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J.R. Backlund
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eng
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"Rachel Carver's career with the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation came to a shuddering halt after her last case led to the collateral death of an innocent woman and a shameful cover-up by her superiors. She's turned in her badge and is settling in to a new life as a legal investigator--but Rachel's past won't leave her alone. An anonymous tip leads her to investigate a possible link between a recent grizzly murder and the case that ruined her career. With a new set of clues to run down, Rachel is determined to uncover the truth once and for all. But the killer strikes again, and in a flurry of confusion, Rachel gets pinned for a double homicide. On the run and desperate for answers, she peels back the layers of the victims' lives--and discovers a shocking litany of murder and lies that now threatens to claim even more victims. Even if Rachel can prove her innocence, she might not be able to save her own life"--Provided by publisher
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  • When reporter Bryce Parker is revived after an apparent overdose, the first person he asks to see is former North Carolina Bureau of Investigation agent Rachel Carver. Rachel drives across the state to his bedside and learns that Bryce has a source who can crack open the case that ended Rachel’s career with the bureau. Unfortunately, whoever shot him up with heroin and left him for dead doesn’t want that story told. As Rachel picks up the investigation on her own, the body count rises—and Rachel begins to look like a suspect. Along the way, there are double crosses, conspiracies, and a trip to Asheville to get support from Rachel's former police-department partner. This compelling series (this installment follows Among the Dead, 2017) will have fans of Alafair Burke and Karin Slaughter delighted to follow another such female protagonist. -- Karen Keefe (Reviewed 9/15/2018) (Booklist, vol 115, number 2, p27)
  • Backlund’s disappointing sequel to 2017’s Among the Dead finds former North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation special agent Rachel Carver, who quit the SBI after she shot and killed a murder suspect, Lauren Bailey, in self-defense, searching for work as a private investigator. A call from a Siler City detective interrupts Carver’s job search: her friend Bryce Parker, a Raleigh Herald reporter, is in the hospital recovering from a near-fatal heroin overdose. Someone kidnapped Parker, she learns, and injected him with the drug. Related events involving drugs, a recovery center, a scandalous affair, and a growing body count follow, all weighed down by increasingly flat prose. Meanwhile, Carver discovers a link between the deaths of Bailey and her former boyfriend, platoon leader Sgt. Tyler Larson, with a military cover-up in Afghanistan. Backlund supplies a surfeit of forgettable supporting characters, but readers who admire strong female leads will want to see more of the intriguing Carver. Agent: Rachel Ekstrom Courage, Folio Literary Management. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed 08/06/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 32, p)
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10733716
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Backlund, J. R
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Rachel Carver mystery
Series volume
0002
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  • Murder
  • Private investigators
  • Secrecy
  • North Carolina
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
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a Rachel Carver mystery
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Down the broken road, J.R. Backlund
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rdacarrier
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text
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Control code
on1053889453
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781683317401
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1053889453
Label
Down the broken road, J.R. Backlund
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1053889453
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781683317401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1053889453

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