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Sgt. Al Krug and his younger, college-educated partner Casey Kellog are investigating a string of strangulation killings when another victim is found at the Presidio...but a surprising, violent incident at the crime scene makes them wonder if everything is what it seems. The two miss-matched cops, with sharply conflicting approaches to detective work, are under intense pressure to get results. It's a race-against-the-clock investigation that propels them into the deadly intersection of politics, real estate, media and vice... the fertile, fog-shrouded killing field of a ruthless murderer.
"Robin Burcell has expertly updated the Krug & Kellogg series for old and new readers alike. She knows her stuff and puts it to good use in this entertaining and authentic police procedural," Alafair Burke- New York Times Bestselling Author of ALL DAY AND A NIGHT.
"A whip-smart, fast-paced tale with more twists and turns than a San Francisco street, The Last Good Place is a terrific read. Robin Burcell is a true pro " Alison Gaylin, USA Today Bestselling Author
"Burcell brilliantly revisits Weston's cop duo and delivers a modern, dark, twisting tale of murder and deception with a puzzle that will keep you guessing until the end," Jamie Freveletti, Author of Robert Ludlum's The Geneva Strategy
"THE LAST GOOD PLACE is a fabulous reboot of a beloved classic. With smart, clever writing and an elegant plot, Robin Burcell has nailed it. All hail the reincarnation of Krug and Kellog," -J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of WHAT LIES BEHIND
"Robin Burcell, both a writing and law enforcement veteran, takes hold of novelist Carolyn Weston's baton to create a twisty mystery worthy of the iconic team's homicide investigation. The streets of San Francisco come alive in this new installment, and I hope that there are more to come. A definite winner " Naomi Hirahara, Edgar Award winner Naomi Hirahara, Edgar Award winning author of MURDER ON BAMBOO LANE
"Robin Burcell breathes new life into the Streets of San Francisco in a riveting, edge of your seat thriller," Michelle Gagnon, New York Times Bestselling author of the PERSEFONE trilogy
"With her three decades of law enforcement experience, Robin Burcell has breathed new life into the police procedural. Her clear love and understanding of Carolyn Weston's original characters and their dynamics make this return to 'the streets of San Francisco' a complex, compelling, and ultimately satisfying tale. Great work by a great writer," Paul Bishop, LAPD detective and author of LIE CATCHERS
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-09-14
- Reviewer: Staff
In this prosaic revival of Carolyn Westons 1970s series (Poor, Poor Ophelia, etc.) from Burcell (The Kill Order), old-school cop Sgt. Al Krug and his partner, hotshot rookie Sgt. Casey Kellog, investigate the murder of Trudy Salvatori, who was attacked and strangled while jogging on San Franciscos Presidio Promenade trail. Trudys best friend and neighbor, Marcie Valentine, was also jogging the trail a short ways behind her and is among the first to come across her body. The case at first appears to be the work of a serial killer dubbed the Landmark Strangler, but doubts quickly arise. Most of the plodding plot centers on the muddled relationships among the Salvatoris (Trudy and husband Tony), the Valentines (Marcie and husband Devin), real estate agent Bev Farland, and Trudys boss, Congressman Parnell. Fans of The Streets of San Francisco, the TV series adapted from Westons series starring Karl Malden and Michael Douglas, will best appreciate this bland effort. (Nov.)