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Members of the Philadelphia PD tangle with ruthless drug and human sex traffickers in bestseller Griffin's explosive 11th Badge of Honor novel, this one, like 2010's The Vigilantes, coauthored with son Butterworth. Homicide sergeant Matt Payne, dubbed the "Wyatt Earp of the Main Line" for a wild shoot-out in the Florida Keys, is on a mandated vacation when Maggie McCain, chief administrator of Mary's House, a charity aiding abused or neglected children, is forced to go into hiding, carrying with her a possible key to busting the traffickers. Recalled to duty, Payne teams with Sgt. James Byrth of the Texas Rangers, and tries to locate Maggie. Meanwhile, Maggie's risky decision to try to turn the tables on the vicious thugs hunting her has dire consequences. The authors use equally strong primary colors to paint both the bad guys and the heroes such as Payne and Byrth. Agent: Robert Youdelman, Rember & Curtis. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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In the eleventh book in the Badge of Honor series, Maggie McCain runs a facility for young kids and teenagers waiting for placement in the foster-care system. When she arrives at the house, she finds a woman she was waiting to see dead on the floor and the house on fire. She flees. Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne is on vacation with his fiancee, Amanda, when he learns about Maggie. Amanda and Maggie were friends, and Matt soon realizes he's going to have to break a promise he made to Amanda if he's going to find Maggie and keep her alive. The Mexican drug cartels and the Russian Mob have teamed up, and Maggie is the collateral damage. Griffin has his established fan base, and this will not disappoint them, though those new to series may have trouble jumping in here.--Ayers, Jeff Copyright 2010 Booklist