A Better Part of Valor

Valorie Dawes returns to hunt down a serial killer in another blockbuster thriller!

While jogging off duty along the riverfront, Val discovers the dead body of a teenage girl—and ignites a manhunt for a serial killer.

Based on her follow-up research, the Clayton, CT police department links the girl’s murder to at least four others in the past year—all drowned. All barefoot. All bearing the same strange, fresh tattoo.

Val wrangles a coveted spot on a high-profile task force dedicated to finding the killer, nicknamed by a muckraking blogger as the “Shoeless Schoolgirl Slayer.”

But the killer is clever and elusive, and somehow has gained inside knowledge of the task force’s tactics and plans. Moreover, his targets, methods, and timing are shifting in unpredictable ways, putting those close to Val—and perhaps Val herself—in mortal danger.

How can Val stop the Shoeless Slayer before he strikes down another innocent victim?

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While jogging off duty along the riverfront, Val discovers the dead body of a teenage girl—and ignites a manhunt for a serial killer.

Based on her follow-up research, the Clayton, CT police department links the girl’s murder to at least four others in the past year—all drowned. All barefoot. All bearing the same strange, fresh tattoo.

Val wrangles a coveted spot on a high-profile task force dedicated to finding the killer, nicknamed by a muckraking blogger as the “Shoeless Schoolgirl Slayer.”

But the killer is clever and elusive, and somehow has gained inside knowledge of the task force’s tactics and plans. Moreover, his targets, methods, and timing are shifting in unpredictable ways, putting those close to Val—and perhaps Val herself—in mortal danger.

How can Val stop the Shoeless Slayer before he strikes down another innocent victim?

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Series: Valorie Dawes Thrillers, Book 3
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Double Diamond Publishing
Publication Year: 2021
Format: Paperback
Length: Novel
ASIN: B09BLQJG7S
ISBN: 9781734615241
List Price: 18.99
eBook Price: 4.99
Endorsements
“A Better Part of Valor: another thrilling adventure. Gary Corbin's witty and fast paced story is a must-read that will keep you hooked at every turn.”
"Exploring the gritty intersection between precinct politics and life on the streets, A Better Part of Valor is a powder keg of intrigue ready to explode. Valerie Dawes' sharp mind and dogged persistence make her the ideal hero to root out the moral depravity at the city's core. An exciting read that leaves me wondering what's next."
"A Better Part of Valor is the third installment of the Valorie Dawes Thriller series, but it works well as a stand-alone book as Corbin drops enough hints of her backstory to keep the reader informed. Valorie Dawes has followed in her Uncle Val’s footsteps and becomes a policewoman. As a rookie, she’s faced the usual harassment of any younger cop by older policemen, not to mention the sexual harassment endemic in the department. Corbin manages to integrate childhood sexual abuse, sexism, and workplace harassment into a police procedural. Our heroine is not readily accepted by members of the force, though she has connected with a few, such as her partner Gil, now sidelined with an on-the-job injury. When a serial rapist/killer of teenaged girls ravages the city, the search for the killer is politicized. Rookie Val is asked to join a special task force that emphasizes the safety of the city’s women. The book, with its emphasis on #MeToo situations, is en pointe with current events. Valerie’s struggles seem real as do things like racial profiling which, along with sexism, wanders throughout the book. Social media’s influence on policemen and on the population is also timely—especially lies spread by a blogger with inside information on what is going on in the PD."
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