The Witness

by Dorothy Uhnak

Series: The Detective Christie Opara Mysteries (No. 2)

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  • 9781453283530
She’s the only one who saw what really happened, but this cop doesn’t plan to play by the rules . . .

Detective First-Grade Christie Opara, the newest addition to the district attorney’s Special Investigation Squad, has just gotten her first assignment: to tail her boss’s daughter.
 
As soon as she sees the police barricades and seething civil rights demonstrators, Christie knows a riot is about to explode. As things spiral out of control, a solid mass of blue uniforms bears down on the mob. Minutes later, a young black activist is dead, apparently killed by a cop. But Christie saw a different shooter.
 
With the public demanding blood and law enforcement scrambling to contain the fallout, Christie must go mano a mano against a cunning killer. But another meticulously planned crime is about to go down, one that will send the city—and the NYPD—reeling.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy Uhnak including rare images from the author’s estate.

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  • 9781453283530

In The Press

“. . . a sober story, told with warmth and understanding . . . Miss Uhnak is here to stay.”
The New York Times Book Review


About The Author

Dorothy Uhnak (1930–2006) was the bestselling, award-winning author of nine novels and one work of nonfiction. Policewoman, a memoir about her life as a New York City transit police detective, was written while Uhnak was still in uniform. The Bait (1968), her first novel, won the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel. She went on to hit the bestseller lists with novels including Law and Order (1973) and The Investigation (1977). Uhnak has been credited with paving the way for authors such as Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, Patricia Cornwell, and many others who write crime novels and police procedurals with strong heroines. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages.      

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  • 9781453283530