When prosecutor Vicki Allegretti arrives at a rowhouse to meet a confidential informant, she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time -- and is almost shot to death....the deeper Vicki probes, the more she becomes convinced that the murders weren't random and the killers were more ruthless than she thought.
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"Scottoline's ability to mix humor with serious subject matter,
combined with her intense research of inner city drug trafficking
and a side plot involving Vicki's love life, make for compelling
entertainment." - PW.
"[T]his stand-alone thriller (inspired by a real-life case) makes an entertaining and exciting change of pace." - Booklist.
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Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 20 novels, including Don't Go, published April 9, 2013. She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled "Chick Wit" which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman's perspective. These stories, along with many other never-before-published stories, have been collected in four books including their most recent, Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim, and the earlier, Best Friends, Occasional Enemies, Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, which has been optioned for TV, and My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space. Lisa reviews popular fiction and non-fiction, and her reviews have appeared in New York Times, The Washington Post...
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