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David Cray staked out his gritty, darkly realistic territory in the field of crime fiction with the gripping police procedural Little Girl Blue. In it, he also introduced the tough-minded NYPD lieutenant Julia Brennan and disaffected undercover cop Peter Foley." "Now a captain and commanding officer of the district attorney's Sex Crimes Unit, Brennan is single-mindedly investigating the homicide of Adeline Rose, an elderly widow and heartless stepmother who has been found murdered in the third-floor sitting room of her Manhattan townhouse. So engrossed does Julia become in cracking a case with several likely suspects, one motive (money), and no alibis, that she barely notices Peter Foley's failure to return her phone calls. By no mere slip of the mind, on Foley's part. For he has discovered that his daughter, Patti, kidnapped more than five years before, is still alive. Prepared to do anything on either side of the law to get Patti back, Foley has intentionally been avoiding Julia, so as not to compromise her by-the-book procedural scruples. Julia, though, soon proves to be Foley's fiercest ally. Flouting the risks to her very public career, in an increasingly more hazardous and only marginally legal pursuit through the seedy precincts of the city's child pornography industry, she joins Foley in his desperate search for his eleven-year-old daughter. With stakes so high, no rules hold.
Used availability for Stephen Solomita's What You Wish for
October 2002 : USA Hardback