Third Watch

Third Watch Review

Tracy Crosswhite’s ordinary night patrolling her Seattle beat becomes front page news when she responds to a domestic disturbance call that turns into a hostage crisis.

In this prequel short story to Robert Dugoni’s #1 Kindle-bestselling novel, My Sister’s Grave, Tracy Crosswhite is a young patrol officer, paying her dues, keeping her head down, and hoping a solid record will get her promoted to detective. While years have passed since the disappearance of Tracy’s sister, the experience has made her one of the city’s most dedicated cops.

Reporter Tevia Kushman is shadowing Tracy on a ride-along seeking to follow-up on a recent (and nasty) exposé about the Seattle PD’s treatment of female cops. Young and ambitious, Tevia is hoping for a juicy scoop on the gender politics of the PD, but may get a much bigger story than she bargained for…

Neither woman expects a routine-sounding call to turn into something dangerous, until Tracy walks into a domestic dispute and finds herself looking down the barrel of a shot-gun. No stranger to high-pressure situations, Tracy must draw on more than just her academy training and lightning-fast shooting skills to find a way to talk down—or take out—the volatile man holding the gun.


Praise for Robert Dugoni:

“John Grisham, move over.”—The Seattle Times

“Dugoni is a superb storyteller, and his courtroom drama shines…this “Grave’’ is one to get lost in.”— The Boston Globe on My Sister’s Grave

“Combines the best of a police procedural with a legal thriller, and the end result is outstanding . . . Dugoni continues to deliver emotional and gut-wrenching, character-driven suspense stories that will resonate with any fan of the thriller genre.”—Library Journal starred review of My Sister’s Grave, one of LJ’s picks for Best Thriller of 2014

Title:Third Watch
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Christine

    This is one of two prequels to what I hear is a fabulous series—the Tracy Crosswhite novels. I loved prequel #1, The Academy, and decided to pick up this short story as well. The verdict is I am rea...

  • Brenda

    I really enjoyed this short story featuring Tracy Crosswhite. I recently read the Crosswhite series and liked the character. The author created ample tension and suspense in just a few pages....

  • Alex ?

    "Have you ever known anyone who was the victim of a violent crime?""It’s like living in a bubble in which all your senses have been dulled. The world loses color; you see things in black and white ...

  • Jean

    I had mixed feelings about Robert Dugoni’s prequel Third Watch: A Tracy Crosswhite Short Story. It’s not that I didn’t like it. In fact, I loved it. It’s just that as a short story, it left me...

  • Ariel

    It's a humid night in Seattle and Tracy Crosswhite is grateful for the slight breeze coming through the cracked window of her patrol car as well as the Starbucks coffee she has on deck. She's patrolle...

  • Linda Strong

    This is a short story … less than 50 pages. THIRD WATCH takes us back to when she was a street cop …. Before she became Seattle’s first female detective. This is the prequel to MY SISTER’S GRA...

  • Arathi

    As always Tracy Crosswhite rocks! ...

  • Richard

    In Tracy Crosswhite, Robert Dugoni has created a detective who more than carries his amazing series of books. In Third Watch the author has again gone back to her earlier police career in uniform to s...

  • Jennifer

    Combine a smart, strong and compassionate h with compelling storytelling and you get this short. ...

  • Carol

    4.5 stars.This is the second prequel to the Tracey Crosswhite series and I am already in love with this smart, sassy and savvy heroine. This story is set during the years that she was a beat cop on pa...