Mallory's Oracle

By Carol O'Connell,

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Jonathan Kellerman says Mallory's Oracle is "a joy." Nelson DeMille and other advance readers have called it "truly amazing, " "a classic" with "immense appeal." It is all of that, and more: a stunning debut novel about a web of unsolved murders in New York's Gramercy Park and the singular…

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Kathy Mallory is a character unlike any other. Kathy was a child of the streets who had the good fortune of being adopted into the loving home of a police officer who saw her brilliance and resourcefulness even at a young age. Years later, Kathy has become an NYPD officer who brings justice to victims through her own sense of right and wrong. She is a street-hardened, lone wolf who doesn’t stop until she gets what she wants. I love the complexity of this tough-as-nails female officer who bends all the rules in her pursuit of justice. This book is…

When N.Y. detective Lou Markowitz is found stabbed next to the body of a Gramercy Park woman, it looks like the third in a series of murders. Lou’s adopted daughter Kathleen Mallory, who goes by Mallory, takes up the case. Mallory is a tech wizard and possible genius, but also a borderline sociopath who doesn’t play well with others except for her father’s old friends who can “almost” keep her in line. She colors outside the lines and terrifies the other cops with her singleness of purpose, but she gets the job done, all the way to the ending you…

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