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A Witness Above (2001)
by Andy Straka
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451202945, Mass Market Paperback)Thirteen years ago, Frank Pavlicek left the NYPD under less than ideal circumstances. Now, the divorced father of a teenage daughter, he works as a private investigator in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he indulges his passion for falconry – and tries to live outside the shadow of his past.
Frank is hunting with his red-tailed hawk, Armistead, when he finds it. A teenage boy’s body – barely concealed behind a pile of brush in a part of the forest Frank recently visited with his daughter, Nicole. It’s a truly gruesome crime scene – one of the many things Frank doesn’t miss about working homicide in the big city.
But what Frank finds in the dead boy’s wallet is even more disturbing: Nicole’s phone number, scribbled in ink on the edge of a bill. He pockets the evidence and flees. Days later, his daughter is in jail. His past is coming back to haunt him. And his reputation – and life – are on the line…
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Frank Pavlicek left the NYPD under less than ideal circumstances. Now the divorced father of a teenage daughter, he's a private investigator in Charlottesville, Virginia. While hunting with his red-tailed hawk, Frank finds the body of a teenage boy with his daughter's phone number in his wallet, and soon his daughter is in jail.