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Crescendo Audio CD – December 10, 2013
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Inola Walela becomes the avenging angel of death, leaving no stone unturned in order to bring justice for one small boy in this knife-edge drama. Walela's search brings her closer to the truth in a cataclysmic chaos of events. Following in the footsteps of J.A. Jance, the police procedural genre has birthed a new author to follow. In CRESCENDO, Deborah J Ledford raises suspense to a higher level as she intertwines her Cherokee heritage with her writing, exposing all of us to her award winning style. --Suspense Magazine
Since I read the first book in the series, STACCATO, I've loved the character Inola, a Native American cop who is constantly having to prove herself to her police department colleagues in the relatively backwoods town of the Bryson City, North Carolina. In spite of her stubborn nature, her inability to communicate with those she truly loves (Steven and her grandmother, Elisi), and her insistence on going out on her own despite obvious dangers that threaten--you can't help but love her. Tough, focused, and smart, she's everything you'd want in a heroine. --Midwest Book Review
In music, crescendo indicates a gradual increase in force or loudness. If the Steven Hawk/Inola Walela Thriller Series (STACCATO, 2009, SNARE, 2010, CRESCENDO, 2013) were a concerto, the audience would leave the concert hall at the end of the performance electrified by the force of the third movement and the virtuosity of soloist Inola Walela. This is a richly told psychological and physical thriller. Ledford, who knows her characters and her settings well, increases the volume of this story until the last shot is fired. --Malcolm R. Campbell Round Table Reviews
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2014 ANTHONY AWARD NOMINEE for Best Audio Book
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This suspense novel will satisfy readers who want a plot fueled by the characters' wants and needs, not simply by outside forces. Set in the mountains of North Carolina, the story relies on strong individuals who thrive in a rugged yet beautiful environment. Ledford uses the conflicts of different law enforcement branches to show how people in rural communities work together even when they disagree.
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