The Betrayed

The Betrayed

Book - 2006
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When Elizabeth Creay, a Washington Post reporter, is tortured and murdered, police detectives Jack Cassian and Darius Train find links to powerful Washington figures and to secret eugenics experiments conducted long ago at a state mental hospital.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780446576956
0446576956
Characteristics: 419 p.

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wyenotgo
Aug 03, 2015

Unlike most of Hosp's books, this one doesn't feature Scott Finn and his colleagues -- in fact lawyers play no real part in the story at all. This is a straightforward crime story, with the main protagonists being a pair of cops, the criminals, the evil people who hire them, their victims and (as usual) the politicians who get in the way of solving the crimes.
I also missed the local color of Boston that pervades the Scott Finn stories, this one being set in DC.
Nevertheless, apart from a lack of legal shenanigans, this is a typical David Hosp story, complete with a trail of dead bodies and a couple of hair-raising close calls.
A quick read and good entertainment, but I keep hoping that Hosp will give us another Scott Finn story.

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SportyReader
Mar 29, 2013

Forgettable story...couldn't even bother speed reading it to the end as it was that boring.

Avoid this.

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