ISLE OF DOGS by Patricia Cornwell - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK
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Brazil and Hammer are off to Richmond, Virginia, to clean up
yet another police precinct troubled by all manner of corruption,
bureaucracy, and “helpful” politicians and public officials.
find a dim-witted governor with a deranged plan to distract his
constituents from real problems by setting up bogus speed traps
throughout the state. When the first trap is planted on Tangier Island
-- even though there are virtually no cars on the small, isolated, isle
-- the outraged locals take their dentist hostage, secede from the
Commonwealth, and declare civil war. And that’s just the start of the
crazed, crime-ridden days ahead, as Brazil and Hammer struggle to
maintain order while contending with nasty local politicking, a fickle
and panicked public, and a government gone deliriously haywire.
This wry, witty, and knowing look at the behind-the-scenes turmoil
of police departments -- and the lives of men and women in blue -- once
again showcases Cornwell's darkly comic talents. Those talents may be
less familiar to the legions of Kay Scarpetta fans out there, but they
are no less powerful.