Danielle Girard. The Rookie Club (2006) 308 pp. [pbo]
Author’s website: “Fifteen years ago in a San Francisco bar, the Rookie Club was founded—a tight-knit band of female cops, each struggling for respect from their male peers. Jamie Vail was one of them. So was Natasha Devlin, the woman Jamie caught in bed with her husband. When Natasha Devlin is murdered, Jamie wants nothing to do with the investigation. A seasoned inspector in the Sex Crimes Department, she’s facing her own terrifying case—female officers brutalized by a serial rapist who leaves no clues to his identity. Members of the Rookie Club are under attack and a sick game turns into a deadly vendetta. When the primary suspect holds the key to Devlin’s murder, Jamie must confront her past and hunt a killer who could be one of their own. Jamie is trapped between two brutal cases and time is running out before she becomes the killer's ultimate prize.” www.daniellegirard.com