Atlanta, 1974: As a brutal murder and a furious manhunt rock the city’s police department, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the job will also be her last. She’s determined to defy her privileged background by making her own way—wearing a badge and carrying a gun. But for a beautiful young woman, life will be anything but easy in the macho world of the Atlanta PD, where even the female cops have little mercy for rookies. It’s also the worst day possible to start given that a beloved cop has been gunned down, his brothers in blue are out for blood, and the city is on the edge of war.
Kate isn’t the only woman on the force who’s feeling the heat. Maggie Lawson followed her uncle and brother into the ranks to prove her worth in their cynical eyes. When she and Kate, her new partner, are pushed out of the citywide search for a cop killer, their fury, pain, and pride finally reach the boiling point. With a killer poised to strike again, they will pursue their own line of investigation, risking everything as they venture into the city’s darkest heart.
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I haven’t been this caught up in a book in a while. To say I couldn’t put it down would be an injustice. It was fast paced and I just had to know what happened next.
Cop Town takes you on twists and turns that you don’t see coming. It’s set in 1974, which I had to keep reminding myself of; because the feminist in me wanted to reach threw the pages and smack the crap out of most of the men in this book. That being said this was an age when woman weren’t really wanted on the police force but they were there and still many things to overcome.
That brings up to our four main characters in Cop Town, Jimmy Lawson, Maggie Lawson, Kate Murphy and Fox. Jimmy is your all american cop. Star high school football player who got injured and force to follow in his Uncle’s foot steps. Maggie is Jimmy’s kid sister and has always idolized Jimmy. She has been part of the police force for about four years and has taken the occasional beating from her Uncle Terry. Then there is Kate, the new recruit. She has started on a heck of a day. There is a Shooter out there killing cops and Jimmy’s partner has been murdered. So everyone is on high alert. Then there is Fox. Fox is the Atlanta Shooter. He is cunning and ruthless and has killed more people then we would like to know. I have to admit I didn’t see it coming when we find out who he really is.
PG-13 This is a book about murder and it’s very racist based on the setting of 1974