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The spectacular : a novel / Fiona Davis.

Davis, Fiona, 1966- (author.).

In 1956 New York City, Marion Brooks, one of the famous Radio City Rockettes, is unwittingly drawn into the police search for the "Big Apple Bomber" and may be forced to sacrifice everything she's worked for, as well as the people she loves most, to catch this elusive criminal.
New York City, 1956: Marion Brooks's college sweetheart is about to propose and sweep her off to the life everyone has always expected they'd have together: a quiet house in the suburbs-- and she's feeling trapped. When she comes across an opportunity to audition for the famous Radio City Rockettes-- the glamorous precision-dancing troupe-- she jumps at the chance to exchange her predictable future for the dazzling life of a performer. Meanwhile, the city is reeling from a string of bombings orchestrated by a person the press has nicknamed the 'Big Apple Bomber, ' who has been terrorizing the citizens of New York for sixteen years by planting bombs in popular, crowded spaces. With the public in an uproar over the lack of any real leads after a yearslong manhunt, the police turn in desperation to Peter Griggs, a young doctor at a local mental hospital who espouses a radical new technique: psychological profiling. Marion and Peter find themselves unexpectedly pulled in to the police search for the bomber-- and Marion may be forced to sacrifice everything she's worked for, as well as the people she loves the most. -- adapted from back cover

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  • ISBN: 9780593743843
  • ISBN: 0593743849
  • Physical Description: 477 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2023]
Subject: Rockettes (Dance company) > Fiction.
Dancers > Fiction.
Physicians > Fiction.
Bombing investigation > Fiction.
Nineteen fifties > Fiction.
Criminal behavior, Prediction of > Fiction.
Historical fiction
New York (N.Y.) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Large print books.
Historical fiction.

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Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009779167 New Large Print Fiction Checked Out 12/18/2023

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