Middle of Nowhere

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Wheeler, 2001 - Fiction - 516 pages
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The "Blue Flu" has struck the Seattle Police Force, and a majority of the officers are on an unofficial strike. Overworked and understaffed, Detective Lou Boldt is committed to remaining on the job. But when a string of robberies and the brutal near-murder of a female cop descend on the city, the pressure of being a nearly one-man operation threatens Boldt's psyche and his marriage.

With the help of police psychologist Daphne Matthews and Sergeant John LaMoia, Boldt is able to make slow progress cracking the case, and their work leads them to a Denver convict and his brother, a hardened criminal with a record. As things spin out of control, Boldt's worst fears are confirmed when he refuses to drop the investigation, and it's clear his life is in danger because of it. Boldt and Daphne come to realize that the robberies, assaults, and strike are somehow all connected.

Filled with fast-paced, spiraling action, Middle of Nowhere is certain to win Ridley Pearson an even greater audience.

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I really like Pearson's writing. - Goodreads
Good police procedural. - Goodreads
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Review: Middle of Nowhere (Boldt & Matthews #7)

User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

The book started off with an intriguing premise which then petered out quickly. In general, the story was okay, but it was bland. It didn't "grab" me the way my favorite thrillers do. The subplots are ... Read full review

Review: Middle of Nowhere (Boldt & Matthews #7)

User Review  - Karen Hufman - Goodreads

The story starts with a detective arriving home at the end of her shift and her neck being broken in what appears to be a robbery gone wrong. To make matters worse, the Seattle PD is going through a ... Read full review

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Ridley Pearson was born in Glen Cove, New York on March 13, 1953. He was raised in Connecticut and attended Kansas University and Brown University. In the early 1970s, Pearson was a musician and songwriter for a rock band, eventually writing more than 300 songs and the score for an award-winning documentary. He is still musically active, playing bass for the "literary garage band", Rock Bottom Remainders. Having honed his craft writing scripts for television shows such as Columbo and Quincy, he turned to writing and published his first novel, Never Look Back, in 1985. Pearson received the Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship at Oxford University in 1991 and has since published a number of novels, including The Angel Maker, No Witnesses and Beyond Recognition. These works are characterized by an attention to technical detail and forensic accuracy. He has also published many children's books, including The Kingdom Keepers series and a series of prequels to Peter Pan written with Dave Barry.

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