Criminal Element

Larry Cole (Volume 9)

Hugh Holton

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Chicago police sergeant Joe Donegan came to the department with a plan. To him the police badge was a license to steal, a free ride, and an easy way to get whatever you want, whenever you want--without suffering the consequences. And when City Councilman Skip Murphy needs an embarrassing situation to go away, Donegan volunteers, as always for a price.

But Chicago Commander Larry Cole is searching for missing barmaid Sophie Novak, and the trail leads right to Skip Murphy's door. With Murphy eyeing a Congressional seat, Murphy won't let Larry Cole stand in his way. And with Donegan planning to ride Murphy's coattails to the top, Donegan will stop at nothing to bring down Cole. Commander Larry Cole has his work cut out for him, as secrets from his past are dredged up in a public spectacle. And Cole's problems may not just involve a breech into his past. Donegan's ruthlessness may shorten his future.

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Criminal Element
PART 1"It ain't on the legit."--Detective Joe Donegan1JUNE 13, 1992 7:45 A.M. 
 
Detectives Lou Bronson and Manny Sherlock were directed to investigate the homicides by arson at the South Michigan Avenue Motel. They were assigned to the Area One Detective Division under the command of Commander Larry Cole. Their case-management sergeant was Blackie Silvestri. Bronson and Sherlock were considered two of the best detectives in one of the highest crime areas in one of the largest cities in the United States.Bronson, a stocky, balding African-American with gray hair

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"Chicago now has a police officer-writer to join the ranks of William Caunitz and Joseph Wambaugh."-Fraternal Order of Police Newsletter

"Holton writes with the stark, gut-wrenching realism of a cop who knows the slime pit cops work in."-William J. Caunitz, New York Times bestselling author of One Police Plaza

"I've spent my whole life working the street. Hugh Holton's writing is as gritty and as real as it gets."-Michael Levine, author of the New York Times bestselling Deep Cover


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Hugh Holton

Police Lieutenant Hugh Holton was a twenty-nine year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. He authored several bestselling novels, including, Time of the Assassins, The Left Hand of God, and Violent Crimes. At the time of his death, Hugh Holton was the highest ranking active police officer writing novels in America.

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Criminal Element
Hugh Holton

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Forge Books
February 2002
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ISBN: 9781429975551
ISBN10: 1429975555
528 pages
$7.99
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