The Reckoning

The Reckoning

Book - 2012
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To the public, he's a hero: a brutal killer who targets sex offenders. To most of London's police force, he's the suspect in a gruesome, time-consuming case to be avoided. But to Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan, he's a murderer--no matter the sins of his victims--and catching him is her job. Assigned to the case with the division's unreadable new DI, Josh Derwent, young and inexperienced Maeve is determined to prove she has what it takes to make it as a female in the tough world of the London police.

But for a killer who strikes with such spectacle, this one is proving remarkably elusive. And when Maeve learns his motive might be about exacting revenge, his acts of incredible violence move from abstract justice to the intensely personal, and become all the more terrifying. Unsure whom she can trust even within her own department and knowing her life is at stake, Maeve will have to decide how far she's willing to go to ensure justice is served.

Jane Casey's taut, brilliantly executed thriller will have readers on the edge of their seats from the opening chapter to the stunning conclusion.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780312622008
0312622007
9781250023032
1250023033
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 373 p. ; 25 cm.

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akmarti
Oct 23, 2014

I agree with tuttleiz's take on this book.

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tuttleliz
May 30, 2013

2nd in the series. It was okay, just seemed to move really slow and dealt a lot with Maeve's relationship issues with Rob and her discrimination she feels she faces being a woman in a man's police force more than the actual murders/police action.

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cheadlebeagle
Jul 23, 2012

I really like this series and the protagonists. Looking forward to more.

sjmitra Jun 13, 2012

Promising start limps into an unexciting police procedural / murder mystery. The author stops exploring terror and criminal investigation in order to develop an uninteresting romance and focus on too much "girl" talk. This is the second book with Maeve Kerrigan as the investigator and I will not be reading the third.

mikeyppl May 29, 2012

I'm a big fan of British mysteries and I will be adding Jane Casey to my must-read list.

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