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CITY SERENADE by RAY BATES

CITY SERENADE

by RAY BATES

356 pages
City Serenade is the sixth book in the Detective John Bowers police procedural featuring Portland, Oregon’s Central Precinct. A serial rapist is on the loose in midtown and the Robbery-Homicide Unit catches a case they need to solve until the killer adds another victim to his list.

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Category: Fiction:Mystery
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About the Book
Detectives John Bowers and his partner Minola Raye catch a case that has them on the hunt for a serial rapist who has left two victims in the heart of the city, in the shade of the white-collar towers. Portland, the City of Roses, prides itself on a downtown which welcomes and succors the unfortunate, where every other corner has a Starbucks and the professionals hurry from cobbled streets to catch the trolley to green burbs. This is one new case that has the City fathers determined to put a suspect on the evening news sooner rather than later.

John Bowers gets sidelined by a kid who almost puts the Detective in the morgue. While John’s on the mend in ICU, his partner and the whole Central Precinct Homicide team is trying to find the main suspect who has disappeared. There’s barely a trail to follow, but intuition and plain-dog police work close in just in time to promise the return of safe streets downtown.

With John down a deep rabbit hole from the opiates they’re shooting into him the hospital, he becomes another crime victim, but this time nobody’s on the hunt for the perpetrator. This is one violation that won’t end with City Serenade.

 

Reviews
“Number six, City Serenade is worth the wait. Our protagonist Detective John Bowers is taken down by a combination of stupidity and reckless behavior by a kid on a downhill slide. Meanwhile the city has a rapist-murderer on the loose in Midtown. Before the case is in the bag, Minnie and John cross a boundary that no one sees coming.”
- Dana Fischer Editor, The Phoenix

 

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About the Author
RAY BATES’ Detective John Bowers Police Procedurals feature the Central Precinct Robbery-Homicide Unit in Portland, Oregon. Bates’ experience as an investigator, lecturer and consultant for Regency-Fox legal thrillers provides realistic forensics, vivid characters, sexy romance and original plot lines to appeal to True Crime junkies and Mystery fans alike.

Bates is a native Oregonian and divides his time between Portland and the North Coast.

 

 

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