De gewelddadige moor op een jonge alleenstaande moederbrengt een stadje in het zuiden van Louisiana in rep en roer. De vermoedelijke dader wordt echter door de rechtbank op technische gronden vrijgesproken. Overtuigd van de schuld van de verdachte, neemt rechercheur Nick Fourcade het recht in eigen hand. Annie Broussard, de enige vrouwelijke hulpsheriff van het politiebureau, arresteert Nick.
Maar met zijn arrestatie heeft Annie een ongeschreven politiewet overtreden. De pesterijen van haar mannelijke collega’s lopen uit de hand en Annie’s enige bondgenoot lijkt de onbeheersbare Nick. Terwijl de seksuele spanning tussen hen hoog oploopt, maken zij jacht op een meedogenloze moordenaar die al snel nieuwe slachtoffers maakt.
Uitgeverij Maarten Muntinga bv, Amsterdam – ISBN 90 5831 175 9 – 478 paginas
Oorspronkelijke titel: A thin dark line
Vertaling: Parma van Loon
Tami Hoag (from the cover) woont in Minnesota. Haar boeken zijn wereldwijd een enorm success en werden verfilmd voor televisie. Van haar verscheenen eveneens Verloren onschuld en Gekidnapt.
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Tami Hoag (born January 20, 1959 in Cresco, Iowa) is an American, best known for her work in the romance and suspense genres. More than 22 million copies of her books are in print.
Born Tami Mikkelson in Iowa, Hoag grew up in a very small Minnesota town. Because her siblings were more than ten years older than her and there were not a lot of other children nearby, Hoag developed an active imagination, making up stories to entertain herself. In 1977 she married her high school sweetheart, Daniel Hoag, shortly before he finished college. However, she never had the opportunity to go to college herself, as they moved to a town without easy access to higher education. The couple were later divorced.
Before publishing her first novel, Hoag held varying jobs, including a stint as a photographer’s assistant, training show horses, working at the circulation desk at a newspaper, and even selling designer bathroom accessories. She began her career as an author in 1988, writing category romances for the Bantam Books Loveswept Line. After several years of success in that field, Hoag switched her focus to single-title suspense novels. She has had thirteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including five in a 20-month span.  Her novel Night Sins became a TV miniseries starring Valerie Bertinelli and Harry Hamlin. Hoag has been invited to do a reading at one of Barbara Bush’s literacy functions, and then had lunch with former President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Bush at their home.
Hoag and three other authors who made the leap from romance to thrillers at roughly the same time (Eileen Dreyer, Elizabeth Grayson and Kimberly Cates) have formed a group they call the Divas. The group provides support and encouragement for each other, and Hoag often thanks them in the acknowledgement section of her books. 
Hoag owns horses, and often goes for a ride to combat writer’s block. She has competed in dressage at a national level, but stopped competing after breaking five vertebrae in her back during a fall while trying out a horse for a friend. Hoag is fully recovered from her accident, and has returned to the competition arena. She currently lives in Malibu, California, and Wellington, Florida.