Steep Price (The Tracy Crosswhite Series) by Robert Dugoni


Reviewed by Jud Hanson

Steep Price. Tracy Crosswhite, an accomplished homicide detective in the Seattle P.D., is facing a major life, change in less than a year: the birth of her first child. In the meantime, two major cases are one her plate. The first is the death of a promising young Indian woman, Kavita Mukherjee, whose roommate, Avita, has just broken the news that during her trip home to India, she had gotten married to a suitor arranged by her parents. Kavita disappeared shortly afterwards. The second case being handled by the “A” Team is the fatal shooting of a community activist in a part of Seattle known for its high crime rate. At the same time, Tracy is dealing with her pregnancy no longer being a secret and the sudden reassignment to the “C” team of a seasoned detective in favor of a novice Hispanic woman who seemingly appeared from nowhere. Tracy is determined to see both cases solved and it will take all the team’s skills to solve both cases.

Steep Price” by Robert Dugoni is the sixth entry in the Det. Tracy Crosswhite series. Dugoni is a two-time Edgar Award nominee, winner of the Friends of Mystery Spotted Owl Award and finalist for the International Thriller Award. Dugoni is known for his fast-moving plots and page-turning action and this book doesn’t disappoint. It becomes apparent after just a few pages what makes Robert Dugoni such a popular author. I have read two other books in this series which I enjoyed and I can now recommend a third book in the Crosswhite series as a must-read for fans of detective fiction. I can easily justify a 4/5 star rating for this book.

*A copy of the ebook version is the only consideration received in exchange for this review*