In BROKEN DOWN, the death of a swing bridge operator is clearly no accident and a troubled 15-year-old boy and the aging bridge are both under suspicion for murder.
Detective Arvo Thorson is having a breakdown of his own: a drinking binge makes him all too vulnerable to his ex-wife's treacherous charms, and may put the cork in his romance with social worker Christine Ivory. Meanwhile Christine is burnt out from too many years working with Mendota County's youngest crime victims and she's ready for a change, even if that means leaving Mendota County, and Arvo, for good.
The book includes a discussion guide for book groups.
Praise for BROKEN DOWN
"Koefod fulfills the promise of her debut novel WASHED UP with this fast, fresh and smart follow-up. BROKEN DOWN is the next step in what promises to be to be a first-rate series."
- David Housewright, Edgar Award-winning author of Curse of the Jade Lily
"In BROKEN DOWN, Susan Koefod delivers a splendid sequel to Arvo Thorson's adventures in life and law. This book oozes with originality regarding murder, plot and character."
- Julie Kramer, best-selling author of Riley Spartz thrillers, including Minnesota Book Award winner Stalking Susan
"Koefod's BROKEN DOWN is filled with vivid detail, complex relationships, and a remarkable insight into the human psyche."
- Jessie Chandler, author of Bingo Barge Murder, a Shay O'Hanlon caper
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