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Red Line : A Matt Sinclair Mystery
by Brian Thiem


Overview - When a teenager from a wealthy suburb outside of Oakland, CA is dumped at an inner city bus stop, homicide detective Matt Sinclair catches the case. It's his first since being bumped to desk duty for a bust that went south... fast. With few leads and plenty of attention, it's the worst kind of case to help him get back up to speed.  Read more...

 
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Overview
When a teenager from a wealthy suburb outside of Oakland, CA is dumped at an inner city bus stop, homicide detective Matt Sinclair catches the case. It's his first since being bumped to desk duty for a bust that went south... fast. With few leads and plenty of attention, it's the worst kind of case to help him get back up to speed. And it only gets worse as the bodies start to pile up--first at the same bus bench, then around the city. Unable to link the victims to each other, the killer is just getting started and time is running out on Sinclair's career, not to mention the people closest to him.
With "Red Line," Brian Thiem, a veteran of the Oakland police department and the Iraq war, has written a nuanced police procedural in the vein of Michael Connelly, filled with the kind of insight that could only be written by a detective who has walked the streets and lived the life.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781629533735
  • ISBN-10: 1629533734
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
  • Publish Date: August 2015
  • Page Count: 368
  • Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Series: Matt Sinclair Mysteries

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-06-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

After a leave of absence due to alcohol abuse, Sgt. Matt Sinclair, the hero of Thiem’s riveting first novel, returns to the homicide division of the Oakland, Calif., PD, where he takes charge of investigating the murder of 17-year-old Zachary Caldwell, whose body was found at a bus stop. A medallion was around the boy’s neck, and his wrists and ankles were tied together with flex cuffs. Matt recalls an earlier case involving two drugged and raped teenage girls deposited at the same bus stop and also bound with flex cuffs, blaming himself for their assault due to his inattention at the time, a result of his insobriety. Several other similar homicides occur, each with a medallion left at the scene. Theim, a former homicide detective who served 25 years with the Oakland PD, skillfully guides the realistic action to the unexpected ending. Readers will want to see more of his richly drawn main character. Agent: Paula Munier, Talcott Notch Literary Agency. (Aug.)

 
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