“Robert Dugoni has multiple stories that weave into a beautiful narrative. What makes A Steep Price stand out is the authentic feel of how it feels to work as a police officer in a major city. With relevant and timely issues, including the treatment of women in the workplace and how some cultures believe in the practice of arranged marriage, the result is another outstanding novel from one of the best crime writers in the business.” —Associated Press
“Packed with suspense, drama, and raw emotion…Dugoni has a firm grasp of the plot threads, and he shifts back and forth between them expertly, building suspense and keeping us on our toes. A fine entry in a solid series.” —Booklist
“Fully developed characters and a fast-moving plot that builds to a shocker of an ending distinguish this crime novel.” —Publishers Weekly
“A Steep Price is both compelling and politically relevant, a perfect addition to this beloved series. One of the strongest elements of Dugoni’s books has always been his ability to balance numerous plotlines, characters, and twists without ever confusing or distracting the reader. In A Steep Price, he is at his absolute best, juggling several timely, personal, and riveting storylines without a single misstep. In a world full of police thrillers and crime fiction, this is what has always made the series stand out. Tracy Crosswhite and her team have never just been police officers, and Dugoni makes their personal lives every bit as fascinating as their lives on duty without ever sacrificing a single detail. Their continuous development over the course of the series is believable, relatable, and endlessly riveting. It seems there is no stone left unturned by Dugoni, and his love for his creations leaps off the page. Longtime readers will adore following Tracy’s pregnancy; Dugoni is compassionate and thoughtful in his exploration of motherhood, and it adds a whole new depth to the series as a whole…A Steep Price is without a doubt one of the best books in the series…” —Bookreporter
“A riveting suspense novel…A gripping story.” —Crimespree Magazine
Praise for The Tracy Crosswhite Series and Robert Dugoni:
“Dugoni has a gift for creating compelling characters and mysteries that seem straightforward, but his stories, like an onion, have many hidden layers. He also is able to capture the spirit and atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest, making the environment come alive.” —Associated Press
“Crosswhite is a sympathetic, well-drawn protagonist, and her next adventure can’t come fast enough.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“An immensely—almost compulsively—readable tale…A crackerjack mystery.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Dugoni is a superb storyteller…” —Boston Globe
“[Dugoni is the] master of Seattle menace.” —The Big Thrill
“Dugoni does a masterful job...If you are not already reading his books, you should be!” —BookReporter
“Dugoni has become one of the best crime novelists in the business...” —RT Book Reviews
“Dugoni breathes life into the police procedural like never before. Put the Tracy Crosswhite series…on your ‘must read’ list!” —Suspense Magazine
“Dugoni’s twisted tale is one of conspiracy and culpability…Richly nuanced and entirely compelling… Further amplifying such gravitas is the richly atmospheric sense of place, with Seattle’s bitter chill serving as a suitable backdrop…” —Criminal Element
New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s thrilling series continues as Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite is plunged into a case of family secrets and murder…
“Another outstanding novel from one of the best crime writers in the business.” —Associated Press
Called in to consult after a young woman disappears, Tracy Crosswhite has the uneasy feeling that this is no ordinary missing-persons case. When the body turns up in an abandoned well, Tracy’s suspicions are confirmed. Estranged from her family, the victim had balked at an arranged marriage and had planned to attend graduate school. But someone cut her dreams short.
Solving the mystery behind the murder isn’t Tracy’s only challenge. The detective is keeping a secret of her own: she’s pregnant. And now her biggest fear seems to be coming true when a new detective arrives to replace her. Meanwhile, Tracy’s colleague Vic Fazzio is about to take a fall after his investigation into the murder of a local community activist turns violent and leaves an invaluable witness dead.
Two careers are on the line. And when more deadly secrets emerge, jobs might not be the only things at risk.