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Dead Ahead
Dead Ahead
Author: Ruby Horansky
ISBN-13: 9780684192291
ISBN-10: 0684192292
Publication Date: 10/16/1990
Pages: 240

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Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Board book
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Dead Ahead introduces one of the strongest female protagonists to appear in some time: Nikki Trakos, a six-foot-tall, thirty-year-old police detective. At the far end of Nikki's precinct in Brooklyn, where bay waters meet the shore, lies a neglected area frequented mostly by sea gulls and lovers. It is here, in a deserted parking lot, that the body of Frankie Sunman, a down-and-out-small-time gambler, is discovered.
Nikki arrives on the muder scene fresh after being promoted to detective, the realization of her childhood dream. Sunmann is her first homicide and the case id rightfully hers. But her chauvinistic supervisor harbors ideas about (a man's job) and doesn't want to turn over the investigation to her. Nikki bargains with him until her agrees to give her three daays to come up with a killer. It's not enough time, but she grabs the opportunity....
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