The FallenBook - 2007
After surviving a push from a sixth-floor hotel room, detective Robbie Brownlaw uses his new talent for synesthesia--seeing colorful shapes tied to emotions when someone speaks--to investigate the death of a fellow San Diego cop.
A good cop, Robbie Brownlaw was thrown from a sixth-floor window of a downtown hotel and miraculously survived. The traumatic incident left Robbie with a fast-track career in the San Diego P.D.'s Homicide division . . . and a rare neurological condition that enables him to see people's emotional words as colored shapes—green trapezoids of envy, red squares of deception . . .
Another good man lies dead in a blood-splattered Ford Explorer—an ex-cop-turned-ethics investigator whose private life was torn open by unthinkable tragedy. Whether Garrett Asplundh's death was suicide or murder isn't immediately apparent—but it's soon clear to Robbie and his smart, tough partner, McKenzie Cortez, that Garrett had hard evidence of sex, scandal, and corruption spreading deep into local government. But pursuing the truth could prove more emotionally devastating than Robbie ever imagined.
Promoted to homicide after surviving a push from a sixth-floor hotel room, Robbie Brownlaw, the youngest detective in the department, uses his new talent for synesthesia--seeing colorful shapes tied to emotions when someone speaks--to investigate the death of Garrett Asplundh, a fellow San Diego cop charged with monitoring the integrity of city officials. Reprint.