Hard Bargain by Barbara D'Amato

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When a Chicago policewoman catches a fellow officer in the act of attacking his wife and shoots him, Chicago investigative reporter Cat Marsala tries to piece together the truth behind the event, which ignites a media frenzy. 17,500 first printing."
 

About Barbara D'Amato

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Barbara D'Amato is a playwright, novelist, and crime researcBarbara D'Amato is a playwright, novelist, and crime researcher. Winner of the 1998 Carl Sandburg Award for Excellence iher. Winner of the 1998 Carl Sandburg Award for Excellence in Fiction and of the Anthony and Agatha Awards, she is a pasn Fiction and of the Anthony and Agatha Awards, she is a past president of the Mystery Writers of America and of Sisterst president of the Mystery Writers of America and of Sisters in Crime International. "Hard Road" is her ninth Cat Marsal in Crime International. "Hard Road" is her ninth Cat Marsala crime novel. Other recent titles include "Hard Evidence" aa crime novel. Other recent titles include "Hard Evidence" and "Hard Bargain." She is also the author of the Suze Figuernd "Hard Bargain." She is also the author of the Suze Figueroa/Norm Bennis series, most recently "Help Me, Please." She oa/Norm Bennis series, most recently "Help Me, Please." She lives in Chicago. Her Web site is www.barbaradamato.com lives in Chicago. Her Web site is www.barbaradamato.com
 
Published September 8, 1997 by Scribner. 288 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A domestic violence call that leaves an abusive husband, an off-duty Chicago police officer, shot dead by his wife's sister, a uniformed cop who responded to the call, turns even uglier when some telltale discrepancies (just how far from Ben Jurack was she standing when she shot him? exactly when...

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Instead, D—Amato serves up a series of harassing but non-lethal attacks on Cat (her windshield is smashed, she’s shot at and dosed with ipecac) alternating with picketing by concerned vegetarians and mouthwatering catered meals at a Lake Shore apartment and a funeral parlor.

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Investigative reporter Cat Marsala has a love-hate relationship with the top cops in the scandal-plagued Chicago police department, but as this speedy and intriguing mystery graphically illustrates, s

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Chicago journalist-sleuth Catherine ``Cat'' Marsala , who scored well her first time around (in Hardball ), proves her mettle in her second appearance.

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To make matters uglier, Cat's brother and Jeremy's father, Barry, is accused of the first murder by the police and—initially—by Cat herself.

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Chicago freelance journalist Cat Marsala, in her third outing here (after Hardball and Hard Tack ), watches the story of her career land--literally--in front of her when Jack Sligh, an Illinois lottery official, plummets to his death from a skyscraper.

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Detection becomes secondary-and tedious-in this latest Cat Marsala story, which seems less a mystery than a paean to doctors involved in emergency care.

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A marvelously grisly premise kicks off D'Amato's (Hard Bargain, etc.) new mystery featuring Chicago food writer Cat Marsala: Cat finds that the soup bone she purchased earlier from Spencer and Angelotti, a pricey food emporium, is actually part of a human leg.

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Investigative reporter Cat Marsala has a love-hate relationship with the top cops in the scandal-plagued Chicago police department, but as this speedy and intriguing mystery graphically illustrates, she's more than a match for them.

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