By Marcia Clark
L. a. D.A. Rachel Knight is a tenacious, wise-cracking, and fiercely clever prosecutor within the city's such a lot elite department. whilst her colleague, Jake, is located useless at a grisly crime scene, Rachel is shaken to the middle. She needs to take over his hardest case: the attack of a tender lady from a in demand family.
But she cannot cease herself from digging deeper into Jake's dying, a call that exposes an international of strength and violence and may have her risking her reputation--and her life--to locate the truth.
With her super services within the nuances of L.A. courts and crime, and with a colourful ensemble forged of characters, Marcia Clark combines intimate aspect, riotous humor, and visceral motion in a debut mystery that marks the release of an immense new determine at the crime-writing scene.
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We swiftly lined the 4 blocks to Bailey’s automobile in silence, misplaced in our personal innovations. Mine have been principally dedicated to my decidedly unfond stories of highschool. it appears Bailey’s have been too. “High college sucks,” she remarked with disgust. “My sentiments ex—” At that instant—we have been simply steps from Bailey’s car—the air cracked with the sound of a shot fired at shut variety. “Holy shit! ” Bailey acknowledged. We either hit the floor; I observed a bullet ricochet off the sidewalk sooner than us, spitting up a twig of concrete inches from my face. one other shot approximately break up my eardrums, this time even nearer. I heard the bullet ping loudly off the hearth hydrant simply prior to me. every thing looked as if it would movement in sluggish movement as we every one whipped out our weapons and concurrently rolled to safeguard at the back of a parked vehicle. I held my gun out in entrance of me, notwithstanding I had no proposal the place to try. Ears nonetheless ringing from the pictures, I fast scanned the realm around the road yet observed nothing—unless I counted the freaked-out consumers who’d jumped out in their skins. A grapefruit and avocados rolled out of the grocery bag certainly one of them had dropped earlier than operating for protection. We either rose right into a crouch and regarded during the automobile home windows, our weapons on the prepared, yet there has been not anything to determine. Bailey jerked her head towards her vehicle and signaled to me to stick low. No shit, i needed to claim. I bit again the impulse to inform her i presumed we must always bypass. We duckwalked, staying in a crouch to make ourselves smaller objectives, and ran for Bailey’s motor vehicle. We crawled in from the passenger part to offer us hide. once we have been in, Bailey hunched down, gunned the engine, and peeled out. I slid down in my seat and attempted to seem over the sprint to work out the place the pictures may need come from, yet as we flew out of there, i noticed they could’ve come from too many places—the alley among the gasoline station and the Korean acupuncturist, a window at the ground above the Armenian supermarket, or at the back of a myriad collection of parked autos. I gave up and stayed low in my seat as Bailey jerked the automobile in the course of the streets at a pace that left my abdominal numerous blocks in the back of us. while the adrenaline rush ebbed slightly, i began to contemplate who’d performed this. It needed to be own. There’d been no gang “hit up”—the ordinary “Where you from? ” that precedes a random gang capturing, they usually didn’t frequently aim girls our age besides. yet there has been a gang-style brazenness to it, which made it most likely that the Sylmar Sevens have been at the back of it. while Bailey had cleared us out of the instant region and bogged down adequate to make dialog rather less life-threatening, I stated, “I are looking to say this was once the Sevens. ” Bailey, who was once consistently darting appears into the rearview replicate, gave a brief nod. “A good distance out in their territory. ” “So’s my lodge. the single method they could’ve recognized approximately both position was once by means of following us from the felony Courts development. ” “True,” Bailey agreed. “Though from what I’ve discovered, the Sylmar Sevens aren’t precisely a big-time operation.