Book One in Beka Cooper: A Tortall Legend
Beka Cooper is a rookie with the law-enforcing Provost’s Guard, and she’s been assigned to the Lower City. It’s a tough beat that’s about to get tougher, as Beka’s limited ability to communicate with the dead clues her in to an underworld conspiracy. Someone close to Beka is using dark magic to profit from the Lower City’s criminal enterprises–and the result is a crime wave the likes of which the Provost’s Guard has never seen before.
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—School Library Journal
“[Tamora Pierce’s] clear homage to the police-procedural genre applies a welcome twist to the girl-legend-in-the-making story line.”