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Sunrise Highway

A Lourdes Robles Novel

by Peter Blauner

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Sunrise Highway by Peter Blauner
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2018
    352 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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A new thriller about a lone young cop on the trail of a powerful killer determined not just to stop her, but to make her pay.

In the summer of Star Wars and Son of Sam, a Long Island schoolgirl is found gruesomely murdered. A local prosecutor turns a troubled teenager known as JT from a suspect to a star witness in the case, putting away a high school football star who claimed to be innocent. Forty years later, JT has risen to chief of police, but there's a trail of a dozen dead women that reaches from Brooklyn across Long Island, along the Sunrise Highway, and it's possible that his actions actually enabled a killer.

That's when Lourdes Robles, a relentless young Latina detective for the NYPD, steps in to track the serial killer. She discovers a deep and sinister web of connections between the victims and some of the most powerful political figures in the region, including JT himself. Now Lourdes not only has to catch a killer, but maybe dismantle an entire system that's protected him, possibly at the cost of her own life.

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"Starred Review. An action-packed and plot twist–laden thriller. Exploring such subjects as police corruption, misogyny, and racism, this is a page-turner of the highest order." – Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. A highly readable and unnervingly close-to-home view of power in the service of evil." – Kirkus

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Peter Blauner Author Biography

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Peter Blauner is an Edgar-winning, New York Times bestselling author whose novels include Slow Motion Riot and The Intruder. He spent the 1980s covering crime, politics and other forms of socially-abhorrent behavior for New York magazine. For the past decade he has been working in television, writing for several shows in the Law & Order franchise and the CBS show Blue Bloods. He was born and raised in New York City and currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife.

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