Author(s): Marcia Clark
When Deputy District Attorney Rachel Knight's journey home is interrupted by screaming sirens, she decides to follow them. But what she finds when she arrives at a sleazy LA motel shatters her world: her trusted colleague Jake lies dead beside the body of a teenage male prostitute. The police say murder/suicide. Rachel's gut says different. Her search for proof will take her through the dark and tangled city, from its wealthy suburbs to its violent heart. And a truth so dangerous it could kill her.
'You must read this book: it is wildly and complexly plotted, ebulliently witty and filled with riotous humor; it details the inner workings of the L.A. legal system with unprecedented accuracy and verve - and to top it off, it is a damn, damn, good thriller.' -- James Ellroy 'Marcia Clark's debut novel showcases her experience and knowledge of the legal system. The pace, plot and dialogue are as sharp as they come in the genre.' -- David Baldacci 'This introduction to LA special prosecutor Rachel Knight charms from the first line then surfs a tide of knockabout humour, sassy backchat and armour-piercing observation' -- Daily Telegraph 'Taut, compelling, and accomplished, with a gritty authenticity that comes from an insider's knowledge of the criminal justice system...A first rate legal thriller' -- Meg Gardiner 'Knight makes a compelling protagonist - rebellious, straight-forward, salty' -- Guardian 'An accomplished debut...Clark is a polished writer who knows her material' -- Sunday Telegraph Australia 'Her first legal thriller, about a tenacious Los Angeles DA, is on the money' -- Daily Mail 'A corker of a debut novel' -- Kirkus Review 'A triumphant fiction debut...Readers will want to see a lot more of Knight, who combines strength of character and compassion with all-too-human foibles.' -- Publishers Weekly 'Remarkably accomplished...A top-notch legal thriller that will leave readers wanting more.' -- Booklist
Marcia Clark is a former Los Angeles deputy district attorney, and was the lead prosecutor in the OJ Simpson murder case. She wrote a bestselling non-fiction book about the trial, Without a Doubt, and is a frequent media commentator and columnist on legal issues. She lives in Los Angeles.