Rating: 3 1/2 stars
A follow up to her explosive debut Guilt by Association, Marcia Clark brings back tenacious and tough Deputy D.A. Rachel Knight in yet another riveting crime drama.
When Rachel learns that not only will a homeless man's murder go unsolved, but that the victim still remains nameless, she refuses to let the crime go unanswered.
Reaching down into the depth of her unceasing compassion, ignoring her caseload, co-workers, and common sense, Rachel refiles the case and vows to do everything she can to bring the killer to justice.
Having all odds against her is when Rachel does her best work. But, as usual nothing is at it seems and the more layers Rachel peels back, the more intense things get. However, this time it gets personal for Rachel and she must pull out all the stops personally and professionally to power through.
Clark sets the pace with a vicious ax murder, that remains unsolved two years later. Then she sets the trap with a mysterious killing of a homeless man played out in broad daylight—and within moments she has snared the reader, for whom there is no escaping this compelling drama.
Once again Ms. Clark deftly weaves an intricate web of questions and circumstance, resulting in a solid, cohesive plot that builds with each turn of the page.
With all the wit, wisdom and surety of her first book, Clark proves once again that she's a contender both in the courtroom and on the page.
Marcia Clark is here to stay.
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Mulholland Books; 1 edition (May 8, 2012)