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Spot of Blood

Dale F. Shaffer

Pages: 308
ISBN: 978-145751-907-9
List Price: 16.95
Category: Fiction
Edition: Perfectbound

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Lieutenant Ed Slate and Sergeant Joe Barona in Chicago’s new Major Crimes Section catch a case without a body, just a spot of blood. It appears the missing medical student had just stepped out for moment, as her jacket, purse, and car keys are at her computer desk. Slate and Barona develop three strong suspects, but without a body and with little forensic evidence, how do they make the case? Ed Slate has a passion for justice and, perhaps, a hidden compulsion to prove himself.
Dale F. Shaffer served as an Ohio State Trooper, and Chief of Police in Ohio and Illinois. He earned a degree in police administration, graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy, and served as an expert witness. Dale lived over twenty years in the Chicago area, and now resides in North Carolina.
SPOT OF BLOOD follows HIS HONOR in the series, to be followed soon by SOUVENIRS.
SPOT OF BLOOD “Shaffer sketches the wide ranging investigation in exacting detail, right down to the paperwork, and paints a true-to-life picture of what law enforcement really entails. A fine Chicago procedural that proves its worth in day-to-day grit.” Kirkus Reviews SPOT OF BLOOD “This is one of the best police novels I have ever read. Dale Shaffer takes you on a ride through a homicide investigation that has all the twists and turns of a real case. I felt like I was back investigating homicides as I read and enjoyed every page.” Dale P. Bowlin, Chief of Detectives, Retired, Miami-Dade Police Department HIS HONOR “I was completely in awe of the writing skill. The author has the imagination of the best of the best to keep one’s interest in not wanting to put the book down. It’s simply great enough for a movie!” Dave Wenger