cover image The K Team

The K Team

David Rosenfelt. Minotaur, $27.99 (304p) ISBN 978-1-250-25719-2

This strong series launch from Edgar finalist Rosenfelt, a spin-off from the author’s Andy Carpenter series (Dachsund Through the Snow, etc.), stars Carpenter’s wife, Laurie Collins, who has left the Paterson, N.J., PD to form the K Team, which includes a former police colleague of Laurie’s and his canine partner. Their first client is Henry Henderson, a judge whose professional reputation is beyond reproach, who has received an anonymous letter advising him that he will be called on to do something that he has already been well paid for and that refusal to play ball will result in exposure. As proof that his adversary means business, Henderson has also received a bank statement someone has created in his name for a Cayman Islands account. The jurist has no idea who’s behind the extortion or their motive. The K Team’s quest for answers leads them to a cleverly conceived conspiracy and a number of corpses. This is a promising start to what’s likely to be a long-running series. [em]75,000-copy announced first printing. Agent: Robin Rue, Writers House. (Mar.) [/em]