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The cold truth
Stone, Jonathan, 1956-
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Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
276 pages ; 25 cm
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Central Library X Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Clearfield Library X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Collins Library X Adult Fiction Open Shelf
Grand Island Library X Adult Fiction Open Shelf
Frank E. Merriweather Library X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense

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Julian Palmer -- a young, female, New York City police trainee -- leaves the dirty sludge of a Manhattan winter for an internship in northern New York State. Her new boss -- legendary Police Chief Winston "Bear" Edwards -- has solved every murder case he's ever worked on ... except one. On the eve of his retirement, Edwards is baffled by the brutal murder of a young girl. With no clues and no suspects, he's only got his instincts, a bizarre psychic, and Julian to rely on. As the case unravels and potential suspects surround her, Julian suddenly realizes that the small town's shimmering blankets of snow hide shocking secrets -- and a killer with the coldest heart.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Winston "Bear" Edwards is a huge man. A sheriff for 30 years in Canaanville, a small town in upper New York State, he has become a police legend with no unsolved murders in his jurisdictionÄuntil the savage stabbing death of a local waitress threatens to mar his record. Enter young, beautiful police academy trainee Julian Palmer, assigned at her own request as an intern to Edwards in an experimental program. From their first remarkable interview, when Edwards erupts in anger when he learns "Julian" is female, not male, the two are locked in a metaphorical embrace that's sometimes like combat, sometimes like a lover's clinch. Edwards is an unconventional police chief and Julian is appalled by some of his methods, yet intrigued by his results. Stone adds to their volatile mix a quirky psychic and Edwards's equally large and angry wife, Estelle; plus wintry blasts of wind and snow. What results is a stunning, risk-taking first novel that mystery fans will celebrate. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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