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A simple sting operation takes a violent and unexpected turn for Detective Eve Ronin in a gripping thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detective Eve Ronin and her soon-to-retire partner, Duncan Pavone, are running a 24-7 sting in a guard-gated enclave of palatial homes in Calabasas. Their luxury McMansion is a honey trap, set to lure in the violent home invaders terrorizing the community. The trap works, leaving three intruders dead, a body count that nearly includes Eve and Duncan.
Eve’s bosses are eager to declare the case closed, but there are too many unanswered questions for her to let go. Was the trap actually for her, bloody payback for Eve’s very public takedown of a clique of corrupt deputies? Or is there an even deadlier secret lurking behind those opulent gates? Eve’s refusal to back down and her relentless quest for the truth make her both the hunter…and the prey.
“The seamy side of California dreaming…Goldberg not only ties up…but links some of Eve’s investigations in ways as disturbing as they are surprising.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Lively descriptive prose enhances the tight plot of this episodic crime novel, which reads like a TV show in narrative form. Columbo fans will have fun.” —Publishers Weekly
“A great series…Eve Ronin continues to dazzle and show her gritty side as she progresses in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.” —Mystery and Suspense Magazine
“Goldberg finds the perfect balance of treachery and resolve in the strong female character of Eve Ronin. She is a force to be reckoned with that all criminals will hate to come face-to-face with and one that is deserved of the big screen.” —Chris Miller, Best Thriller Books
“Violent crimes and desperate criminals and homicide detectives, oh my! Lee Goldberg delivers an intriguing, fast-paced, satisfying novel in Gated Prey.” —Steve Netter, Best Thriller Books
“This is going to be a must-read series for me year after year. Eve is such a badass character who will stop at nothing to see that justice is done.” —Todd Wilkins, Best Thriller Books
“Lee Goldberg aims high and hits the mark in Gated Prey…Goldberg is every bit the equal of Michael Connelly when it comes to pulling no punches and packing a wallop on every page. Superb reading entertainment.” —Providence Journal
“Another suspenseful, fast-paced yarn with engaging characters.” —Associated Press
“Gated Prey begins, moves and ends at the speed of a bullet. Goldberg has a knack for adding subtle character nuances into his series, and here we find Eve and partner Duncan Pavone more complex than ever.” —The Mountain Times
“A fast-paced mystery with interesting and well-developed characters. Lee is a very skilled writer who always manages to throw in some witty dialogue to lighten things up.” —Kings River Life Magazine
“Great characters all around, a couple of gripping cases, and a breakneck pace—all par for the course for this series. If you haven’t jumped on the Eve Ronin train—now’s the time.” —The Irresponsible Reader
“Readers will be rewarded with an entertaining plot, cinematic writing, strong empathetic characters, and plenty of red herrings.” —Bookmarks Magazine
“It’s safe to say, three novels in, that Lee Goldberg has successfully launched a new series that could easily put him in the police procedural company of Ed McBain, Joseph Wambaugh, and Michael Connelly…there’s a solidity to all of the author’s characters, good, evil, and in-between. Be prepared to spend hours riveted to [Eve’s] relentless quest for answers.” —Mystery Scene Magazine
“I whipped my head back and forth reading Gated Prey. So twisty, so funny, and so LA—a few of my favorite things. After zooming through these pages, I’ll ride shotgun with Lee any day!” —Rachel Howzell Hall, bestselling author of And Now She’s Gone
Other books by Lee Goldberg
Mr Monk is a Mess
Diagnosis Murder: The Last Word
Watch Me Die
Mr Monk Gets Even
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