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The Broken Blue Line (Mike Turner Mystery, #2) [PDF / Epub] ☆ The Broken Blue Line (Mike Turner Mystery, #2) Author Connie Dial – Detective Mike Turner hates corrupt cops He's back in LAPDs Internal Affairs assigned to a special surveillance suad where he doggedly pursues a trio of uniformed thugs preying on those they've sworn Detective Mike Turner hates corrupt cops He's back in LAPDs Internal Affairs assigned to a special surveillance suad where he doggedly pursues a trio of uniformed thugs preying on those they've sworn to protect and serve Turner is a streetwise cop who follows their trail of death and senseless violence from the environs of Hollywood and the rural valleys north of Los Angeles to its bloody conclusion in The Broken eBook ↠ the mountains of central California Despite interference from the department and betrayal by those closest to him Turner chases the heavily armed renegades until the hunter becomes the hunted and the investigation nearly costs him not only the career he loves but his life In the midst of the chaos Turner attempts to keep his personal life intact Complications arise when he takes on the responsibility of caring for his neighbor an elderly retired cop And when his former lover returns he finds himself attracted to another woman who has a myriad of reasons to hate and fear him The members of Turner s surveillance suad are a blend of talent and turmoil as they plot with him to track down their wayward brothers in blue Despite their eccentricities they are dedicated cops who know law and order can't survive if the LAPDs thin blue line is compromised.

10 thoughts on “The Broken Blue Line (Mike Turner Mystery, #2)

  1. Allison Ketchell Allison Ketchell says:

    I read Dial's first novel INTERNAL AFFAIRS back in 2009 and was blown away by the authenticity Dial's experience as an LAPD veteran brings to a police procedural THE BROKEN BLUE LINE 2010 is the follow up tracking Detective Mike Turner as he once again takes on corrupt cops in an Internal Affairs investigation A cop on disability may be handling illegal weapons and Turner and his team are brought in to close the caseTurner is a tough uncompromising cop who doesn't tolerate corruption in the ranks He has a very noir feel and Dial's language sometimes pays homage to the hard bitten detectives of classic mysteries with language like He could feel his heart beating faster The chase had started In every surveillance the prey always thought he could hide outsmart the hunter but he couldn't Turner was confident that he and Miller were too good at this They would slip and dodge until they followed Cullen and his partner to whatever it was Cullen was trying to hide The noir mood isn't intrusive or satirical just a nod to tough as nails cops and detectives in decades of novels and stories In keeping with tradition Turner's personal life is a disaster He drinks too much and suffers horrible nightmares and his sometime girlfriend moves back in to complicate things His elderly neighbor moving in and his beloved but flatulent dog give him a complex human feelDial's work is filled with the details of police investigations and bureaucracy seamlessly integrated into a gripping mystery Turner had taken the best notes all day so he became the case agent meaning he became the primary detective on the case and would be stuck doing the daily logs and all the legwork Besides the day to day revelations the bureaucracy is fascinating Although Internal Affairs handles surveillance on dirty cops there is a uestion of whether the case should be kicked to Robbery Homicide While bureaucracy is not generally the most exciting part of a novel Dial's knowledge of the LAPD's inner workings makes the which department gets the case discussion genuinely interesting The case is a potential land mine but it's also a potential career maker and Turner's bosses decide to keep itIn Dial's world and one assumes in the real world no two cops are alike Some are good people just doing their jobs but some are opportunistic and honorless They use the job to get what they want Some stick closely to procedure; others are loose cannons This is true in patrol cops and upper management men and womenI've probably overused the word authenticity but really Dial's experience and her ability to convey it in fiction set her novel apart from your usual police procedural Like its predecessor THE BROKEN BLUE LINE is an inside look at the LAPD and its police officers and Dial doesn't shy away from criticismSource disclosure I received a review copy from the publisher

  2. Amy Amy says:

    The Broken Blue Line is the second Mike Turner thriller by Connie Dial It’s a decent procedural follow up although it pales in comparison to Internal Affairs In The Broken Blue Line women are relatively left out and those involved are needy Turner’s onoff again girlfriend Miriam protective and motherly Beverly the mother of a corrupt cop that Turner and his team investigate or just plain conniving and evil Helen a Mexican transport Turner and his rogue group of Internal Affairs investigators become involved in a tangled web of deceit danger and greed Dial does her best to expose the dichotomy between the laziness and tedious red tape of the police force and the hard working devoted officers She succeeds in showing the hypocrisy the rise to power of those who've never even worked a beat the tireless officers who risk their lives to protect citizens For this Dial is to be commended Her nearly three decades on the LA police force seeps through onto every page the good the bad and the uglyPolice thrillers are not a genre I seek out to read However Dial’s first novel Internal Affairs proved so compelling I wanted to read this next one While I didn’t find The Broken Blue Line to be a page turner that I couldn’t wait to find out what happened in the end stands on its own and proves entertaining for the most part

  3. Michael Michael says:

    Det Mike Turner is a moral man in a world of lies and deceit He's transferred to the LAPD Internal Affairs Division and is part of a unit pursuing three crocked copsHe also has to deal with his autocratic lieutenant Lt Metcalf is a man with no street experience and spends most of his time protecting his job and is afraid of making decisionsTurner is an everyman type of person He's lonely no wife or current girlfriend as the story begins He has an older dog with bladder problems but is still his buddy and he cares for an elderly neighbor Eddie who often spends time at Turner's house making himself at homeThe story follows the trail of three dirty cops It appears that two of them do the grunt work and the third is the mastermind When Turner and his unit begin to put things together there are connections that they couldn't have imaginedThis is the author Connie Dial's second novel She has twenty seven years of experience in the LAPD and uses that experience to make her story believableThe dialogue is well done and there's abundant action However the characters are not strong Lt Metcalf is stereotypical Turner's former girlfriend Miriam who returns to him is clinging Turner himself is likable and easy to sympathise with but this reader would have liked input as to his motivation The author did provide a plot twist that made the story interesting

  4. Monica Monica says:

    The Broken Blue Line is a book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading I love mysteries with suspense and a little bit of romance thrown in for some smiles and laughs I have to say that The Broken Blue line did not disappoint me I found the characters very endearing and able to appreciate them I did find myself confused when I first started reading the book I was getting the characters confusedThe Broken Blue Line is about Internal Affairs and crooked cops Those styles of books are always very interesting reads When I read books like this I always visualize it in real life and not just being fiction Most of these books I feel are based on some actual factsTurner is a memeber of IA and soon becomes the focus of an investigation I found it interesting how the members of his suad were divided about him Turner's partner and friend Reggie and Miller are the ones who want to help Turner prove his innocence and at the same time capture the real cop that is their prime suspectReggie is the one that doesn't mind breaking the rules and circumvention authority to get to the truth Miller is the wise craking one that doesn't like authority Turner Reggie and Miller work well together and make the best IA team even though the one boss hates themI hope to read books by Connie Dial

  5. S.D. S.D. says:

    While working a case involving a renegade cop on disability linked to illegal guns and armed robbery Detective Mike Turner uncovers a militia type group suspected of contract killings For a cop supposedly with his act together his personal life sucks He has a “sometime” relationship with Miriam whose head is not uite screwed on right They are as different as night and day but he seems to put up with her because it’s better than being alone He goes undercover to get closer to a suspect’s mother Beverly a bartender who is older than him but that doesn’t appear to stop Turner He also discovers that Miriam had been dating this suspect There are a lot of characters coming and going in the dull task of surveillance It was difficult to keep track of the names without a scorecard who’s a dirty cop who’s just playing the odds who’s the suspect who’s the informant The one character I could warm up to was Eddie Turner’s neighbor who is a retired cop with a heart of gold Eddie’s son wants to put Eddie in a nursing home but Turner won’t let that happen Miriam’s bad luck catches up with her and Turner’s involvement with Beverly leads him to the realization that the only true love he has is his job

  6. Patrick Patrick says:

    This is a very interesting look at the inner workings of the LAPD We follow Mike Turner as he and his fellow cops in Internal Affairs work a case with murder and intrigue We follow the story from Turner's point of view as IA investigates dirty cops There is a good pace to the story Excellent detail of the interactions within the police hierarchy the novel shows us some of the internal battles between administrators and the street cops Turner is a workaholic that doesn't always toe the department line his fierce independence makes him do things his way He feels the internal struggle consistently between following the department regulations and ignoring them when they are an obstacle to his arrest objectives Turner's best friend Reggie is an interesting character He and Turner are both dealing with demons from horrible things that have happened to them on the beat The text deals with the psychological battle that all cops must face This story delivers a group of bad and good guys that don't always differentiate themselves immediately There is enough intrigue and twists in the story to keep you fixated and turning the pages

  7. Rheanna Rheanna says:

    It took almost half of the book before I felt like I was getting into the story and the characters Part of that was probably the fact that this was book #2 and I hadn't read the first one Character development was really lacking but again I think that was due to missing the first book I like a good cop mystery but I felt like this one had too many characters and too much going on to feel like I was along for the ride with the main characters There was an abundance of foul language which also made the story unappealing Once I finally had all the characters sorted out started getting into the plot I enjoyed the story It wasn't intriguing enough though for me to go back and read the first book

  8. Leah Leah says:

    Goodreads win March 26 2010 I'm having a hard time rating this I took me a few weeks to finish this because I kept putting it down and reading something else The storyline in general was interesting but there were too many holes too keep me really enticed There were a lot of characters and it was hard to keep track of who was good who was bad who was a cop who wasn't etc Even though there should have been a lot of suspense leading up to the getting the bad guy there were so many side stories that the main story got lost I did find myself cheering for Turner and Reggie and liked how they had such a good camaraderie between them

  9. Maryclaire Maryclaire says:

    This is a different type of coprobbers book It is Internal Affairs of the LAPD police dept Sgt Mike Turner and his partner Reggie are a team who work against the rules to catch the bad cops This time it involves his on and off again girlfriend and another women he falls for after he discovers her son is hooked up with the Mexican Mafia The undercover surveillance takes his all ove LA and northern Ca The author really knows her stuff she worked for LAPD as an undercover intelligence officer and a narcotics detective in Hollywood

  10. Adna Adna says:

    A short summaryThe story follows Detective Mike Turner who works for LAPD's Internal Affairs department and is assigned to a special surveillance suad He is a good cop who investigates crooked cops This time his personal life gets mixed up with his professional life How can he set things straight? Can he catch the bad guys in time?Overall it is a good book Definitely worth checking out I would like to thank GoodReads for providing me with a copy of this book

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