Katherine V. Forrest
- Title: Apparition Alley
- Author: Katherine V. Forrest
- ISBN: 2940012624802
- Page: 132
- Format: Nook
Kate Delafield is at war With LAPD s Department of Internal Affairs which is challenging her conduct during an arrest gone disastrously wrong With the police psychologist who holds in her hands the power to keep Kate off the job and is exercising it With her police partner who has gone AWOL in Kate s hour of need With the police colleagues who condemn the investigationKate Delafield is at war With LAPD s Department of Internal Affairs which is challenging her conduct during an arrest gone disastrously wrong With the police psychologist who holds in her hands the power to keep Kate off the job and is exercising it With her police partner who has gone AWOL in Kate s hour of need With the police colleagues who condemn the investigation and defense she s undertaken for a cowboy cop who looks guilty beyond doubt of the bad shooting charges brought against him With the woman she loves who has been brutally reminded of the dangers in Kate s job Worst of all, Kate is at war with herself, forced to question the integrity of her own police department, and forced to make a decision that will crucially affect her own LGBT community.
Recent Comments "Apparition Alley"
A team of officers is moving in on an apartment in a routine drug bust when things go horribly awry and LAPD Homicide Detective Kate Delafield is shot in the shoulder. As it turns out, the bullet was fired by one of her own team. Even though it appears that the shooting was accidental, Kate is removed from duty and put on leave until a psychologist gives her the OK to return to work. In truth, this is more of an injury to Kate than her physical wound since she is expected to reveal details of he [...]
Along with Murder By Tradition, this is the best of the Kate Delafield series.
It has been a long time since I read the earlier books in this series. As far as I can remember, this is one of my favorite books in the series.
Solid crime novel with some historical content. It was very interesting to lean about some of the inner workings of old school LAPD, specifically in relation to gay and lesbian cops, while being on this adventure. Detective Delafield is asked to represent a cop accused of murder, who is considered an outsider within the police force, while at the same time dealing with her own troubles and demons. The characters have so much depth, I felt like I knew them and the story was so descriptive I could [...]
I have to say this wasn't as good as the previous novels in this series. The other books have all tackled a serious social issue or historical issue. This one seemed to be focusing on police corruption but did so in an odd way. The "conspiracy" seemed too far fetched to be believable and so the ending wasn't much of a surprise. It did look at the issues of homophobia in the police but it felt like it was treated in an odd way. I also really disliked the therapist and the way she talked to Kate. [...]
Complex plotengaging charactersrong, personal presentation of the challenges gay'lesbian law enforcement officers faceassic work by a pioneering author.
Best one of the series so far!
Very well written.
These books are societal snapshots. Lots of references to then current events - OJ & Furhman, Rodney King, etc Fast read for some perspective.
See the comments in the Lesbian Mystery Reading Group, found here: Lesbian Mysteries.
Ok mystery. Hated the ending.
Read in Las Vegas between hangovers. Perfect poolside intrigue.
Probably the best of the Kate Delafield series so far. Now that Ms. Forrest has a mainstream publisher, the stories are better, the editing is better, and it's just cleaner all the way around.
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