From the book jacket: For Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid's thirty-second birthday, she gets an unusual gift: a homicide call out. The crime scene: the elite Hillside neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. The victim: hotshot investigative reporter Percy Crenshaw, who has been bludgeoned to death in his carport....
The case looks straightforward, especially when one of the suspects confesses. But then the man recants, claiming coercive police tactics, and Samantha finds herself digging for more evidence..... her search leads her through an elaborate maze of connections between the city's drug trade and officers in the bureau's north precinct.
Comment: Most critics agree that this is Alafair Burke's best book yet, but some still feel she's not quite achieving her full potential. For example, Kirkus say, "Now that she's mastered the high concept ...
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