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When Stacey arrived at Bill Bateman’s for her 5 year class reunion, she had no idea how a memory from her past would alter her future. In one innocent moment, a simple cordial act leads one on a path of jealous rage and another fighting for their life. Tempers flare, threats are exchanged, blood is shed, and the services of the homicide detectives are soon requested.

In his second release, former homicide detective and award-winning author, Ken Lang, unveils the inner workings of a chaotic homicide unit. Standing In Death’s Shadows: More True Stories from a Homicide Detective is a fascinating and revealing read that throws you right into the conflict between the victims, their killers, and the detectives who are tasked to solve their murders.

Ride along as the detectives are dispatched to the electric company retiree’s house for a suspicious death. Found draped over the edge of his bathtub, you’ll experience how the investigators struggled to determine the cause of death and put the pieces of the puzzle together. As you follow along with some astonishing revelations discovered during the autopsy, you’re sent on an excursion for evidence that will reveal untold truths and cost another their life.

Become a detective’s shadow as they are summonsed to the scene of a bewildering apartment fire where firefighters make a grizzly discovery. With the charred remains found in a peculiar way, the family of the lone tenant prays that the authorities can make sense of their unexplainable loss. But when the detectives scour the ruined apartment and yield little for evidence, they finds themselves left with one slim chance to solve the case—and that chance requires them to race across country to beat the odds.

A rare insider account of the exhilarating pace of a homicide detective’s life, Standing In Death’s Shadows: More True Stories from a Homicide Detective is a true crime adventure that thrusts you into the middle of the action and will leave you with wanting more.

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Standing In Death's Shadow
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3 / 5
Too disjointed
August 15th, 2015
All over the map. Hard to follow. The events he related were interesting but there was no continuity.
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Standing in death's shadow
April 22nd, 2015
Very confusing. Could use a good copyeditor and proofreader. There is no clear order to the sequence of events.
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Standing in Death's Shadow
August 3rd, 2014
On par with first of this author's books. An OK read but not at same level as some other true crime tales. While it is easy to read it fails to really grab you and want to make you not put put it down. Still this book should be enjoyed by true crime fans, have read a lot worse.
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