"Strong police procedural"
The corpse of the preadolescent girl in wintry Central
Park leaves its mark on all the law enforcement officials
who saw the blue colored dead body. The Assistant ME and
the Manhattan North Borough Commander simply want the
culprit dead for such a vile act. Even NYPD Lieutenant
Julia Brennan, normally a stoic ambitious cop, strongly
reacts, but she knows she must contain her feelings to
thoroughly lead the investigation.
Julia and her team begin to make inquiries that
quickly lead to pornography mostly focused on child
prostitution and a link with international adoption.
Obtaining the help of sex crimes expert Peter Foley, Julia
personalizes this case in every possible way in order to
see that the culprit who did this heinous crime to LITTLE
GIRL BLUE faces justice.
LITTLE GIRL BLUE is a strong police procedural that
allows the audience to follow Julia and her cohorts as they
dig deep into the underbelly of Manhattan to try to solve
the crime. The exciting, well-written story line is a
delight for sub-genre fans because the investigation is
intelligently designed while keeping the readers'
attention. The psychological impact on Julia, who has a
teen daughter, adds depth though the author never allows
his character's emotions to overwhelm her work. This
strong tale will send readers investigating bookstores for
previous works by Mr. Cray (see BAD LAWYER).
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 1, 2001