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The Hunting Ground

The Hunting Ground A mild mid winter day draws Chicago newspaper columnist Deuce Mora to a South Side nature preserve where she plans a simple outing to get some fresh air and exercise But a shocking discovery hurls her

  • Title: The Hunting Ground
  • Author: Jean Heller
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A mild mid winter day draws Chicago newspaper columnist Deuce Mora to a South Side nature preserve where she plans a simple outing to get some fresh air and exercise But a shocking discovery hurls her into a personal and professional train wreck Someone is kidnapping and murdering the city s children As the body count rises and the threat creeps in on Deuce, she finds hA mild mid winter day draws Chicago newspaper columnist Deuce Mora to a South Side nature preserve where she plans a simple outing to get some fresh air and exercise But a shocking discovery hurls her into a personal and professional train wreck Someone is kidnapping and murdering the city s children As the body count rises and the threat creeps in on Deuce, she finds herself in a quagmire of international intrigue Nobody seems willing to help her uncover the conspiracy behind the horror The police won t act or even talk about the crimes Neither will the mayor, or the medical examiner, or the Department of Children and Family Services The very people who should be at the forefront of protecting children seem intent on helping the killers It is a deadly dilemma in which the government of the United States could be Deuce s worst enemy.

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      My mother once confronted my husband and me, put her hands on her hips, and asked, Can t one of you hold onto a job She was joking sort of Both of us were journalists, and we kept getting better jobs, which required moving A lot Moving frequently is, I have discovered, a good way to avoid having to clean out the closets, the garage, and the cabinets under the kitchen sink.Through it all, I have been one thing above all else, a writer.I started my first novel when I was in the third grade, the story of people living at the center of the earth I liked the concept, but I really didn t have a good plot point, and when I discovered what it s really like at the center of the earth, the project sort of went up in flames, so to speak.My first complete novel, a thriller called Maximum Impact, was published by Forge, an imprint of St Martin s Press, in 1993 My second, Handyman, came two years later Both received great reviews from critics, and both will be available in Kindle editions in early 2015.The new one, also a thriller, is called The Someday File It is the first in what will be a series set in Chicago, a city I have loved since I was in college and which I have called home for years I set it here because Chicago is such a great character in its own right The stories I can build on these bones quite literally in the case of The Someday File have infinite possibilities._________________________________________________Jean s news career included serving as an investigative and projects reporter and editor for The Associated Press in New York City and Washington, D.C The Cox Newspapers and New York Newsday in Washington, D.C and the St Petersburg Times in Washington, D.C and Florida.Jean has won multiple awards, including the Worth Bingham Prize, the Polk Award, and is an eight time Pulitzer Prize nominee.

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