The Burn by Kathleen Kent (Detective Betty Book 2)
English | 2020 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 2.7 MB
Kathleen Kent’s fifth book titled The Burn, sequel to the Edgar-nominated The Dime, is a contemporary crime novel set in Dallas, and will be published in February of 2020. Kirkus gave The Burn a starred review, and Publisher’s Weekly writes, “relentlessly brave (Det.) Betty leaps off the page.” The New York Times picked The Dime as one of their “Latest and Greatest” in crime fiction, March 2017. Kirkus starred review says, “Kent’s detective is Sam Spade reincarnated as a brilliant modern woman.”
Rattled from a run-in with a cult and desperate for answers, Detective Betty Rhyzyk decides to go rogue — but her investigation leads straight into the dark underworld of the Dallas drug cartel.
There’s not much that can make Detective Betty Rhyzyk flinch. But her wounds are still fresh from an encounter with an apocalyptic cult known as The Family, and she’s having trouble readjusting to life as it once was. She’s back at work as a narcotics detective, but something isn’t right — at work, where someone has been assassinating confidential informants, or at home, where she struggles to connect with her loving wife, Jackie. To make matters worse, Betty’s partner seems to be increasingly dependent on the prescription painkillers he was prescribed for the injuries he sustained rescuing her.
Forced into therapy, a desk assignment, and domestic bliss, Betty’s at the point of breaking when she decides to go rogue, investigating her own department and chasing down phantom sightings of the cult leader who took her hostage. The chase will lead her to the dark heart of a drug cartel terrorizing Dallas, and straight to the crooked cops who plan to profit from it all. There’s never a dull moment in Dallas, especially now that Detective Betty’s back.