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It's a cold Cleveland November day when forensic trace evidence expert Evelyn James is summoned to the scene of a bizarre crime. A young woman has been forcibly drowned, her feet chained and sunk in cement. When a second young victim is connected to a prominent family, all hell breaks loose, and the police, and Evelyn, are up against it to find the murderer. Evelyn just wants to get the job done but is pulled into a web of conflicting loyalties, unexpected relationships, and professional betrayal. When Evelyn suspects that her own teenage daughter has become a pawn in the killer's plans, she must remain true to herself and her skills and follow the evidence to the murderer's door.This authentic, high-octane debut is inspired by Becka's own career as a veteran forensic scientist and her experience using physical evidence recovered from crime scenes, such as blood, hair, fibers, and other microscopic particles, to unlock the secrets of the dead and bring justice to those who have no voice.
©2005 Elizabeth Becka; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"A smashing debut!....Grab-you-by-the-throat suspense....Becka roars onto the forensic thriller scene with all guns blazing." (Tess Gerritsen)
"Characters you'll care about, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and fascinating details that never slow the action." (Jan Burke)
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By Sharon on 12-13-05

Trace Evidence

This was an excellent book. I have read (and listened to) at least fifty true crime stories. This was addicting. I couldn't stop listening to it. On the train, in the car, while cleaning my house. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in true crime.

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By Christina on 09-24-05

Great debut. Worth getting

Easily compared to Cornwell & Sanford. I wish she had more books written.

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