The bitter season / Tami Hoag.

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      Summary: "As the dreary, bitter weather of late fall descends on Minneapolis, Detective Nikki Liska is restless, already bored with her new assignment to the cold case squad. She misses the rush of pulling an all-nighter and the sense of urgency of hunting a desperate killer on the loose. Most of all she misses her old partner, Sam Kovac. Kovac is having an even harder time adjusting to Liska's absence, saddled with a green new partner younger than most of Sam's wardrobe. But Kovac is distracted from his troubles by an especially brutal double homicide: a prominent university professor and his wife, bludgeoned and hacked to death in their home with a ceremonial Japanese samurai sword. Liska's case--the unsolved murder of a decorated sex crimes detective--is less of a distraction: Twenty five years later, there is little hope for finding the killer who got away. Meanwhile, Minneapolis resident Evi Burke has a life she only dreamed of as a kid in and out of foster homes: a beautiful home, a family, people who love her, a fulfilling job. But a danger from her past is stalking her idyllic present. A danger bent on destroying the perfect life she was never meant to have. As the trails of two crimes a quarter of century apart twist and cross, Kovac and Liska race to find answers before a killer strikes again."--
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    • ABNT:
      HOAG, T. The bitter season. [s.l.] : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 nov. 2019.
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      Hoag T. The Bitter Season. Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC; 2016. Accessed November 19, 2019.
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      Hoag, T. (2016). The bitter season. Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hoag, Tami. 2016. The Bitter Season. Kovac and Liska: Bk. 5. Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
    • Harvard:
      Hoag, T. (2016) The bitter season. Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC (Kovac and Liska: bk. 5). Available at: (Accessed: 19 November 2019).
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      Hoag, T 2016, The bitter season, Kovac and Liska: bk. 5, Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, viewed 19 November 2019, .
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      Hoag, Tami. The Bitter Season. Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hoag, Tami. The Bitter Season. Kovac and Liska: Bk. 5. Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hoag T. The bitter season [Internet]. Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC; 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 19]. (Kovac and Liska: bk. 5). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2015 December #2

This is the latest entry in the popular Kovac-Liska series, but the two are no longer working together for the Minneapolis police homicide unit. Detective Nikki Liska is now with the new cold-case squad in hopes of spending more time with her teenage sons. Detective Sam Kovac is lost without her but learning to deal with a young, green partner on a new case: a brutal home invasion. An Asian-studies professor and his wife were killed by a samurai sword from the professor's collection. Liska is assigned a 25-year-old murder of a highly honored sex-crimes detective, but for some reason, his family does not want the case reopened. There is no DNA, which is the primary resource to help solve cold cases, but Liska is determined to do the best she can anyway, even while envying her old partner his new case. This is a dark, gritty thriller, but Hoag manages to lighten it up now and then with some black humor. A real page-turner that is sure to please her legion of fans. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2015 August #1

The No. 1 New York Times best-selling Hoag brings back detectives Nikki Liska and Sam Kovac, but they're no longer partners, Nikki having departed for the relative boredom of the cold-case squad so that she could spend more time with her sons. Her case, Sam's hacked-to-bits double murder investigation, and Evi Burke's awful blast from the past make for a lot of tension.

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PW Reviews 2015 November #4

Bestseller Hoag's riveting fifth novel featuring Minneapolis detectives Nikki Liska and Sam Kovac (after 2013's The 9th Girl) finds Nikki transferred to the newly funded cold case unit, where she hopes more regular hours will allow her to spend additional time with her adolescent sons. Her first case lacks leads and evidence: the 20-year-old homicide of a sex crimes detective shot down in his own yard by rifle. The razor-tongued Liska attacks the case with her usual dogged persistence, despite her initial hesitation, and tracks down old witnesses in the hopes of uncovering a new direction for the investigation. Meanwhile, Sam and his new partner look into the brutal murder of a university professor and his wife—by samurai sword. The two cases ultimately collide as the body count rises. Hoag has a gift for creating dynamic suspense, three-dimensional characters, and sharp dialogue. Newcomers and fans alike will find this fast-moving police procedural intensely satisfying. Agent: Andrea Cirillo, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Jan.)

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