Innocence Taken: Pray He Kills You Quickly

Dark Force Press
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Lieutenant Damien Kaine wants out. He wants out of his job, out of his condo, and out of Chicago.

But the dead won’t let him go, just yet.


He and his partner, Detective Joe Hagan, from the Vicious Crimes Unit, are sent to investigate a murder in the rural farming communities of Illinois. With few clues and forensic evidence left at the scene, Damien has little to work with.


After a second girl is found, an FBI profiler is assigned to the case.


Not only must Damien deal with the mounting pressures that a serial killer may be living in their backyard; he must also deal with the FBI looking over his shoulder, questioning his every move.


Tensions rise reaching their breaking point, as Damien and his team uncover information that will rip this tight-knit community’s vision of small-town America to shreds.


And begs the question, do you really know your neighbors?

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About the author

Victoria M. Patton is forced to share her home with a husband, two teenagers, three dogs, and a cat. If she isn’t plotting her escape, she uses her Search and Rescue/Law Enforcement skills from the Coast Guard and her BS in Forensic Chemistry to figure out the best way to hide all the bodies and write amazing stories about the murders. If she has any free time, she drinks copious amounts of whiskey and binge watches Netflix. Check out her blog Whiskey and Writing where she tries to help new authors navigate the indie publishing world. Contact her at victoria@victoriampatton.com. She is on most social media outlets, type in her name, you’ll find her.

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Dark Force Press
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Published on
Mar 31, 2017
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Pages
212
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ISBN
9781946934000
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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