STAYING POWER by JUDITH CUTLER
Detective Sergeant Kate Power of Birmingham CID has had bad
luck with romance, so when a polite stranger flirts with
her on an airline trip home from Florence, she's more than
a little suspicious. She gives the man her business card
and forgets all about him. Two days later he's found
hanging from a canal bridge-with Kate's card in his pocket
the only means of identification.
The easy conclusion for the investigating officers is
suicide, but Kate isn't convinced. As her subsequent
investigations prove, the cause of Alan Grafton's death-and
it's consequences-are more serious than she and her
colleagues could have imagined. Still regarded as a
newcomer in the Birmingham police force, still battling
against prejudice and intimidation among the ranks, still
fighting to prove that she's got what it takes, Kate is
determined to stick to her guns until she finally uncovers
the shocking truth.
Judith Cutler's keen insight into the contemporary police
force and her winning sleuth Kate Power are a recipe for
excellent crime fiction, and Staying Power is the second
compelling novel in a gritty modern cop series that's been
praised by critics and fans alike.
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