Thomas Perry

Twelve conspirators meticulously plan to throw open all the gates to the prison that contains them, so that more than a thousand convicts may escape and pour into the nearby small town.

The newly freed prisoners rape, murder, and destroy the town. An immense manhunt ensues, but the twelve who plotted it all get away. After two years, the mayor and city attorney meet, and Leah Hawkins, a six-foot, two-inch resident cop is placed on sabbatical so that she can tour the country learning advanced police procedures. The sabbatical is merely a ruse, however, as her real job is to track the twelve men. And kill them.

Call number: M PERR

Novel: A Small Town