Detective Sarah Alt #2
On Sale: February 21, 2017
Featuring: Sarah "Salt" Alt
Hardcover / e-Book
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Thriller Police Procedural
A timely and penetrating mystery about the intersection of
policing, racism, and the community—set in a city at its
boiling point—from an author who’s been in the trenches and
seen it all.
A senseless act of violence.
During a vigil calling for police reform, students from
Spelman College, a historically black women’s institution,
are assaulted by rifle fire from a passing vehicle. On her
way to interview witnesses, Detective Sarah “Salt” Alt
confronts the fleeing vehicle of the suspects, but they get
A city in turmoil.
While other detectives take the lead on the Spelman murders,
Salt is tasked to investigate the case of a recently
discovered decomposed body. When she combs through the
missing-persons reports, it becomes clear the victim is a
girl Salt took into custody two years before, and Salt feels
a grave responsibility to learn the truth about how the girl
died. But before she can pursue any leads, Salt is called
onto emergency riot detail—in the wake of the assault on the
Spelman students, Atlanta has reached the boiling point.
In a city burdened by history and a community erupting in
pain and anger, Salt must delve into the past for answers. A
gripping and astute story about what it means to serve and
protect, Old Bones solidifies Trudy Nan Boyce as an
evocative, authoritative voice in crime fiction.
Detective Sarah Alt
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