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About the Author

Alison Holt writes what she knows. Her stories reflect the twenty years she spent as an officer moving through the ranks of the Tucson Police Department. During her career, she worked patrol to investigations, commanded undercover units and riot control squads and trained as a hostage negotiator. Always the one to rock the boat, she took a voluntary demotion toward the end of her career to supervise the department’s eleven man K9 unit. Her characters talk like real cops, think like real supervisors, and react like real people. Prior to joining the police department, Alison earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing from the University of Arizona. When she retired, Alison went back to doing what she had always wanted to do—write. Her first book, The Door at the Top of the Stairs combines her insights into human nature with her knowledge of the darker side of the human psyche. Alison's life as a cop gave her a bizarre sense of humor, a realistic look at life, and an insatiable desire to live life to the fullest. She loves all horses & hounds and some humans… To find out more, go to her website at www.alisonholtbooks.com.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1467951269
  • ISBN-13: 978-1467951265
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,844,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alex Wolfe works for the Tucson Police Department, and if her case load isn't enough as it is, her friend convinces her to take on another one. Alex is already bogged down with work and trying to steer clear of her easy-to-anger boss, now she has to look into an old, closed case to prove a man innocent, hopefully before his final appeal and subsequent death sentence should his guilty verdict hold. Alex has no problem saying he's guilty and leaving everything to the attorney, but some things just don't add up, and she isn't going to rest until everything is tied up nice and neat.

I will gladly shout from the rooftops about how much I enjoyed this book. From page one I was interested in the story and the characters, and couldn't wait to read more. Wolfe was smart and bold, and felt incredibly genuine. Perfect reactions, I'd say she was one of the best, real feeling characters I've read in, well.. maybe ever. I was struck by how accurate Wolfe's police career was portrayed, only to find out the author not only works on the police force, but also offers tips on her blog for authors that want to write accurate police characters. For readers who enjoy comparing characters and book series, I found some similarities between Wolfe and Stephanie Plum, though Stephanie relies almost entirely on luck, and Wolfe has the brains and the guts to solve the case.

I loved the plot, and the mystery was well thought out, with just enough little hints along the way so the ending was a pleasant surprise (I never expected that one!), but not a huge, out-of-left-field kind of shock. My favorite part? When Wolfe's supervisor, Kate, assigned Wolfe to on-call duty as "punishment" for going against her orders. Talk about some great revenge! But you'll just have to read it and find out why.
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Cover

The horse on the cover, as I found out while reading, is a racing horse named Credo's Hope. The lady with the gun on the front is Detective Alex Wolfe. So, the cover is an apt depiction of a couple of main character(s) that is in the story.

Plot/Characters

Alex is an arse-kicking, quick-tempered detective who has a knack for getting into trouble without even trying. Her mother is constantly trying to get her invited to get-togethers where Alex could possibly meet "Mr. Right."

Casey is Alex's work partner. She thinks before speaking and tries her best to get Alex to do the same thing.

Kate is Alex and Casey's boss and finds Alex's antics somewhat humorous, but extremely tiresome. She is a hard boss, but fair.

Megan has been Alex's best friend since pre-K and teaches dog training classes. She helps Alex and Casey on a side investigation that Alex is working on in her spare time.

Overall

The story is very engaging and will keep you reading wanting to know more. There seem to be two main plots with a few sub-plots, but it is all kept well organized and does not get confusing at all. As a matter of fact, it is part of what keeps you engaged and continuing to read.

I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a good mystery with a strong female lead who can kick arse with the best of them. =)
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In many ways, the story follows the pattern set by `classic' television cop dramas from the 80s and 90s, but the story is a lot more polished, realistic, and professional than that.

Two things really set the story apart from the current wave of crime dramas. The first is the level of detail involved in the police work itself. It just seems authentic and realistic, and never resorts to those conveniently lucky breaks that make you roll your eyes and wonder what the characters would do in real life. The second is that the story excites you. It makes you want to cheer for the detectives, and makes you want to play along at solving the mystery (without any eccentric genius detectives or new-fangled CSI techniques to break the case).

I don't generally read a lot of detective stories, but I would gladly sign up for another in this series.
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I purchased and read Credo's Hope at the end of July, 2011 and have just re-read it. I didn't write a review on the first reading but, as with other authors, I have decided to put my thoughts to paper on books that I consider having a certain level of excellence! My pomposity aside, there are plenty of reviews for this author's first book in the Alex Wolfe series, and the majority (20 of 22) are in the 5 and 4 star catagories. All the praise and glowing adjectives are well stated and well deserved so I won't repeat them here.

Alison, being the ex-cop that she is, is at least writing about a subject that she knows intimately and it shows in this book and it's sequel, "Credo's Legacy". I find it refreshing that this author, coming from a police background, a very serious and sometimes deadly occupation, has such a keen sense of humor.....it's definitely an added plus to her story telling.

If you haven't read Credo's Hope, I strongly recommend that you do! At just $.99 it's the best buck you'll ever spend!!

For all of Alison's fans, I have it on good authority that the 3rd installment in this series will, hopefully, be available to us around year end 2012. What a great way to end the year or start 2013!!
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