Henry Holt & Co. LLC
Date: July 2003
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Kinkaid is an assistant district attorney usually assigned to the
Portland, Oregon Drug and Vice Division. She is deeply shaken by
the case of 13-year-old heroin addict prostitute Kendra Martin who
was brutally attacked and left for dead. Her passion for justice
leads her to take on the case even though there is little evidence.
She sets out to prove that this is not a simple assault, but an
attempted murder. In her pursuit for proof she uncovers a prostitution
ring of underage girls, corruption in the DA's office, a possible
serial killer, and a suspicious connection to a high profile death
penalty case. This search for the truth endangers her career and
even her life.
is an intense and compelling legal thriller. The characters are
strong and seem real, showing how they are changed by circumstances.
The plot is well constructed and believable. The action is swift
and suspenseful. The author draws on her own courtroom experience
to have us see the legal procedures as seen through the DA's perspective.
The courtroom scenes are realistic and powerful.