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Putnam's, 1994 - Fiction - 239 pages
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After rock star Bo Russell discovers his brother's body in the isolation booth of a top recording studio, Norah finds herself investigating a crime in unfamiliar territory. Bo's group, The Earth Shakers, are a staunchly loyal bunch, and Norah's police skills are put to the test as the musicians close ranks to protect one another. To make matters worse, Norah must defend herself in her own right: she is under investigation for shooting an unarmed would-be mugger. With bad feeling in the station house and harassing phone calls at home, Norah must face these challenges alone. Knowing that she needs to earn back the trust and support of her peers, Norah sets out to solve the puzzling mysteries of the Rocker case while defending her own behavior in a curious reversal of roles. Full of surprises, Lockout is Lillian O'Donnell at her all-time best.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Lieutenant Norah Mulcahaney of New York's Fourth Homicide Division (Pushover, 1992, etc.) is trying to cope with a clutch of spiky problems. One is the murder of Ben Russell, shot to death in the ... Read full review


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Lt. Norah Mulcahaney looks for the murderer of a rock musician while herself undergoing investigation for shooting an unarmed mugger. Another great New York Coty police procedural from practiced author O'Donnell. Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Mystery novelist Lillian O'Donnell was born in 1926 in Trieste, Italy. She held a number of jobs in the theater before creating Gwenn Ramadge, a Manhattan P. I., and Nora Mulcahaney, a NYC homicide detective, both of whom have their own series.