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Time of departure /

by Schofield, Douglas [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.Edition: First edition.Description: viii, 323 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781250072757 (hardcover); 1250072751 (hardcover).Subject(s): Women lawyers -- Fiction | Public prosecutors -- Florida -- Fiction | Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction | Florida | Mystery fiction | Suspense fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Thrillers (Fiction) | Detective and mystery fiction | Fiction | Suspense fictionOnline resources: Cover image Summary: "Florida state prosecutor Claire Talbot is as tough as they come, and not everyone loves her for it. Newly promoted Felony Division Chief, Claire has about as many jealous detractors as she does supporters. Some colleagues are openly skeptical about her youth, her abilities, and even her gender. When a highway project construction crew unearths two skeletons in a common grave, Claire reopens an investigation into a string of abductions that took place before she was born. While researching the file, she meets retired cop Marc Hastings, who once worked on the case. He maneuvers his way into the investigation--and into Claire's life. Marc has an uncanny familiarity with Claire's habits, and she begins to realize that not all is as it seems. The detective urges Claire on, mysteriously convinced that only she can solve the case. Together, they unearth more graves. But then, disaster strikes...and Claire finally discovers what Hastings knew all along. It's a secret almost too shocking for a sane mind to grasp. The key to the killings may lie deep in Claire's own past. But what if Claire's past lies in her future? Full of spellbinding twists, Time of Departure will appeal not only to thriller aficionados, but to readers who appreciate a strong female lead and a compelling love story. A page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats, Time of Departure heralds the arrival of an immensely talented new crime novelist"-- Provided by publisher.
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<p>Florida state prosecutor Claire Talbot is as tough as they come, and not everyone loves her for it. Newly promoted Felony Division Chief, Claire has about as many jealous detractors as she does supporters. Some colleagues are openly skeptical about her youth, her abilities, and even her gender. When a highway project construction crew unearths two skeletons in a common grave, Claire reopens an investigation into a string of abductions that took place before she was born. While researching thefile, she meets retired cop Marc Hastings, who once worked on the case. He maneuvers his way into the investigation-and into Claire's life. Marc has an uncanny familiarity with Claire's habits, and she begins to realize that not all is as it seems. The detective urges Claire on, mysteriously convinced that only she can solve the case. Together, they unearth more graves. But then, disaster strikes ... and Claire finally discovers what Hastings knew all along. It's a secret almost too shocking for a sane mind to grasp. The key to the killings may lie deep in Claire's own past. But what if Claire's past lies in her future?</p> <p>Full of spellbinding twists, Douglas Schofield's Time of Departure will appeal not only to thriller aficionados, but to readers who appreciate a strong female lead and a compelling love story. A page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats, Time of Departure heralds the arrival of an immensely talented new crime novelist.</p>

"December 2015"

"Florida state prosecutor Claire Talbot is as tough as they come, and not everyone loves her for it. Newly promoted Felony Division Chief, Claire has about as many jealous detractors as she does supporters. Some colleagues are openly skeptical about her youth, her abilities, and even her gender. When a highway project construction crew unearths two skeletons in a common grave, Claire reopens an investigation into a string of abductions that took place before she was born. While researching the file, she meets retired cop Marc Hastings, who once worked on the case. He maneuvers his way into the investigation--and into Claire's life. Marc has an uncanny familiarity with Claire's habits, and she begins to realize that not all is as it seems. The detective urges Claire on, mysteriously convinced that only she can solve the case. Together, they unearth more graves. But then, disaster strikes...and Claire finally discovers what Hastings knew all along. It's a secret almost too shocking for a sane mind to grasp. The key to the killings may lie deep in Claire's own past. But what if Claire's past lies in her future? Full of spellbinding twists, Time of Departure will appeal not only to thriller aficionados, but to readers who appreciate a strong female lead and a compelling love story. A page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats, Time of Departure heralds the arrival of an immensely talented new crime novelist"-- Provided by publisher.

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Library Journal Review

Florida state prosecutor Claire Talbot becomes the youngest Felony Division chief in the history of the state. After court one day, Claire is approached by an older man, who seems to know her intimately and asks for her assistance in solving a series of murders from the 1970s. Claire is slowly drawn into a bizarre relationship and an even more bizarre murder case. In a twist worthy of a Rod Serling tale, the time-space continuum is ripped apart. -VERDICT Schofield makes a big splash with this original debut mystery, which mixes a hard-boiled police procedural with time-travel elements. At first, the two protagonists seem to have nothing in common, but as the story unfolds, we find they share too much. Don't expect to get any sleep if you start this novel tonight. [See Prepub Alert 6/8/15; previewed in Kristi -Chadwick's mystery feature, "Not Your Usual Suspects," LJ 4/15/15.] © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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