Middle of Nowhere
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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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
Review: Middle of Nowhere (Boldt & Matthews #7)User Review - Lynn Pribus - Goodreads
Moves along very nicely with good characters and authentic dialog. Looking for earlier ones in this series, although this one stands alone OK. Picked up in hard cover at gym's book swap table and will ... Read full review