by Baxter Clare
Meet Lieutenant L.A. Franco—better known as Frank—who commands Homicide Squad #93 in the gang-ravaged central Los Angeles area.
Described by one of her detectives as “Dirty Harry’s personality stuffed into Martina Navratilova’s body,” Frank allows nothing into her bruised personal life except music, football, booze and exercise—all her drugs of choice. And just when she needs them the most, they are all about to fail her…
The first book in the critically acclaimed L.A. Franco series, Bleeding Out introduces Frank and author Baxter Clare to readers everywhere.
Kanani Kauka - June, 2000: Halfway through Bleeding Out, homicide lieutenant L.A. Franco says to her partner Noah, "I don't want to be human, No. Been there, done that." ...Baxter Clare is joining a long and illustrious list of mystery novelists who focus more on characters and psychology and less on plot... It is that the plots don't matter...but it's the skillful character-building and almost corrosively painful insight into the dark areas of the human psyche that draw the reader in.