Book Recommendation: Proving Ground by Peter Blauner
Proving Ground (2017) is a crime novel featuring NYPD Detective Lourdes Robles by
The New York Times bestselling American author Peter Blauner. I recently recommended Sunrise Highway (2018) by this author. Both of these books should be on your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books.
"Nathaniel Dresden never really got along with his father, an infamous civil rights lawyer who defended criminals and spearheaded protest movements. As an act of rebellion, Natty joined the U.S. Army and served in Iraq, coming back with a chest full of commendations and a head full of disturbing memories.
But when his father is found murdered near the peaceful confines of Brooklyn's Prospect Park, Natty is forced to deal with the troubled legacy of their unresolved relationship. He also has to fend off the growing suspicions of NYPD Detective Lourdes Robles, a brash Latina cop with something to prove, who thinks Natty might bear some responsibility for his father's death. Though truth be told, the list of people--cops and criminals--who wanted David Dresden out of the way is long. The search for answers leads Natty and Lourdes into an urban labyrinth where they must confront each other--and the brutal truths that could destroy them both."
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