Detective Mike Turner hates corrupt cops. He’s back in LAPD’s Internal Affairs, assigned to a special surveillance squad where he doggedly pursues a trio of uniformed thugs preying on those they’ve sworn to protect and serve.
Turner is a streetwise cop who follows their trail of death and senseless violence from the environs of Hollywood and the rural valleys north of Los Angeles to its bloody conclusion in the mountains of central California. Despite interference from the department and betrayal by those closest to him, Turner chases the heavily-armed renegades until the hunter becomes the hunted, and the investigation nearly costs him not only the career he loves, but his life.
In the midst of the chaos, Turner attempts to keep his personal life intact. Complications arise when he takes on the responsibility of caring for his neighbor, an elderly retired cop. And when his former lover returns, he finds himself attracted to another woman who has a myriad of reasons to hate and fear him.
The members of Turner’s surveillance squad are a blend of talent and turmoil as they plot with him to track down their wayward brothers in blue. Despite their eccentricities, they are dedicated cops who know law and order can’t survive if the LAPD’s thin blue line is compromised.
"Dial writes with an insider’s knowledge and a great deal of panache about the Hollywood Division of the LAPD..." Booklist
"LAPD internal affairs detective Mike Turner and a few colleagues risk lives and careers to follow the spirit, if not the letter, of the law in Dial’s competent follow-up to Internal Affairs (2009)." Publishers Weekly “Connie Dial brings a fresh, authentic voice to the genre . . . a talented writer with an observant eye and a good ear for dialogue.”
(THOMAS PERRY, Edgar Award winning mystery writer)
CONNIE DIAL retired after nearly twenty-seven years with the Los Angeles Police Department. She is a veteran cop who rose through the ranks from patrol officer to area commanding officer of the LAPD’s Hollywood Division. Early in her career, she worked as an undercover intelligence officer, a narcotics detective who prowled the streets of Hollywood, and she supervised a surveillance detail targeting bad cops. She knows firsthand the business of doing police work and successfully leading others to get the job done. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce gave her one of their “Women of Distinction” awards, and as a captain, she was rated highly by her officers. The Broken Blue Line is her second Mike Turner novel. The first was Internal Affairs.