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In the Line of Duty (Detective Madison Knight Series)

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Official release September 29, 2016

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Her fellow officer has made the ultimate sacrifice, and Detective Madison Knight may have to lay it all on the line to bring his killer to justice. But with leads pointing in several directions, she has to narrow them down—and quickly—if she’s going to solve the case before anyone else gets hurt, including herself.

$5.99 USD e-book

Author: Carolyn Arnold
Series: Detective Madison Knight Series, Book 7
Genres: Hard-Boiled, Mystery, Detective, Police Procedural
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Year: 2016
Length: 295 pages

Print ISBNs: 978-1-988353-24-1, 978-1-988353-25-8

Book Overview for In the Line of Duty

He devoted his life to seeking justice. But would she get any for him?

It was an ordinary day for police officer Barry Weir. It was the end of shift, he was tired, and he just wanted to get home to his wife and kids. But someone had other plans for him, shooting him down and forcing him to make the ultimate sacrifice.

When news of Weir’s murder reaches the department, it leaves Detective Madison Knight and every cop in the Stiles PD itching for revenge. It cuts Madison’s boyfriend, colleague, and Weir’s childhood friend, Troy Matthews, deepest of all, driving him away from everyone he loves just when they need one another the most.

With evidence pointing to a gang-related drive-by, Madison and her team investigate the town’s seedy underbelly in search of justice for their fallen brother. But the deeper they dig, the more convoluted the case becomes. Now they need to figure out if this was a random shooting as part of a gang initiation, a straight-up hate crime, or a targeted kill. But with members of the Stiles PD under attack, they have to do it fast…before more officers pay with their lives.

Testimonials & Reviews for In the Line of Duty

“Fans of crime fiction will be moved and enthralled by In the Line of Duty, as much an action-packed mystery as it is a heartfelt tribute to police who give up their lives to protect others.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Carolyn Arnold’s love for law enforcement and providing an accurate depiction of their job is clearly evident in her writing. She is eager to have police procedures spot on, both in tactics and investigations. It’s this enthusiasm paired with her knack for storytelling and her realistic portrayal of police work that makes her an author that mystery readers would enjoy reading, including those with a law enforcement background.

“You experience the emotions, distractions, frustrations, and successes of the characters in every chapter of In the Line of Duty.  I found her heartfelt details to be spot on with a line-of-duty death. Being able to put such a tragic situation into words, is difficult in itself, but she does it with compassion, knowledge, and respect for those in uniform who know what it is like to lose a brother or sister in blue.”
—Carl J. Harper, Training Officer, ERT (SWAT), Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania

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Other Books in the Detective Madison Knight Series

Ties That Bind



Found Innocent

Just Cause

Deadly Impulse

Life Sentence