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NYPD Detective Claire Codella has just won a tough battle with cancer. Now she has to regain her rightful place on the force. she hasn't even been back a day when Hector Sanchez, a maverick public school principal, is found murdered. The school is on high alert. The media is howling for answers. And Codella catches the high-profile case at the worst possible time.As she races to track down the killer, she uncovers dirty politics, questionable contracts, and dark secrets. Each discovery she makes brings her closer to the truth, but the truth may cost Codella her life.Silent City, Carrie Smith's explosive debut, will introduce readers to a brilliant new voice in crime fiction that will grab them and not let go until the very last page and a fearless heroine who they will enjoy for years to come.

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Carrie Smith

Carrie Smith is the author of and , the first two titles in the NYPD Detective Claire Codella mystery series from Crooked Lane Books. Book three, , will be published November 2017 and is available for pre-order now. Carrie is also the author of a literary novel . She is the recipient of three Hopwood Awards from the University of Michigan, a fellowship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and Killer Nashville's Readers' Choice Award. Carrie is also senior vice president and publisher of Benchmark Education Company, a literacy publisher. She lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Visit Carrie at , Facebook, and Twitter at @carriesmithnyc.

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