The Hunting Ground


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A mild mid-winter day draws Chicago newspaper columnist Deuce Mora to a South Side nature preserve where she plans a simple outing to get some fresh air and exercise. But a shocking discovery hurls her into a personal and professional train wreck.

Someone is kidnapping and murdering the city’s children. As the body count rises and the threat creeps in on Deuce, she finds herself in a quagmire of international intrigue.

Nobody seems willing to help her uncover the conspiracy behind the horror. The police won’t act or even talk about the crimes. Neither will the mayor, or the medical examiner, or the Department of Children and Family Services. The very people who should be at the forefront of protecting children seem intent on helping the killers.

It is a deadly dilemma in which the government of the United States could be Deuce’s worst enemy.

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