Prior Bad Acts

Tami Hoag, Author . Bantam $26 (375p) ISBN 978-0-553-80198-9

A simple court hearing explodes into a multifaceted case at the start of this stunning meld of thriller and police procedural from bestseller Hoag. Shortly after Minneapolis judge Carey Moore decides that the many "prior bad acts" of accused serial killer Karl Dahl can't be used in his trial, Dahl escapes from jail and someone attacks Moore. Homicide cops Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska, introduced in Ashes to Ashes (1999), are assigned to protect the judge, whom the police hate for her liberal views. Moore's disintegrating marriage and her husband's shady business dealings lead the investigation in new directions, while more murders exacerbate the hunt for Dahl. Hoag, who began her career as a romance writer, has experimented with several mystery subgenres. Here she stands above the competition, creating complex characters who evolve more than those in most thrillers. The breathtaking plot twists are perfectly paced in this compulsive page-turner, which ends on a romantic note. (On sale Mar. 28)

Reviewed on: 01/30/2006
Release date: 03/01/2006
Show other formats
FORMATS
Hardcover - 978-0-7531-2588-5
Hardcover - 978-0-7531-3572-3
Mass Market Paperbound - 525 pages
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-0-553-52825-1
Hardcover - 578 pages - 978-0-375-43542-3
Compact Disc - 978-0-553-71256-8
Compact Disc - 978-0-553-50285-5
Open Ebook - 978-0-553-90245-7
Paperback - 578 pages - 978-0-7393-2703-6
Compact Disc - 978-0-7393-4160-5
Downloadable Audio - 978-0-7393-0509-6
Open Ebook - 1 pages - 978-1-299-10348-1
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.