Cop without a Shield Author:Lillian O'Donnell Sgt. Norah Mulcahaney, whom Ms. Magazine calls "the very best...of the women sleuths," confronts her toughest case to date-and she's on her own, without a gun, without her department's backing, without a shield. — Frustrated by the police department's impotence in controlling crime and bringing criminals to justice, and jarred by psersonal traged... more »y, Norah flees the perilous city streets for the small town of York Crossing, Pennsylvania.
But for Norah, the retreat comes to an abrupt and horrifying end when she witnesses the abduction of a beautiful young girl whose broken body is found in a quarry ditch the next day. On her own, she digs into the private live-and lies-of the people of York Crossing. Why is the local police force so eager to dismiss the case? And why, in a town where everyone knows everybody else's business, can no one identify the girl? As Norah reconstructs an inhuman plot to subjugate helpless illeagal aliens to feed the avarice of a few, she finds her own credibility-and even her life-are on the line.« less