In Rachel Knight, author and OJ Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark has created a feisty heroine with class and style - a terrific character for a heart-thumping thriller series set in LA.
When Deputy District Attorney Rachel Knight's journey home is interrupted by screaming sirens, she decides to follow them.
But what she finds when she arrives at a sleazy LA motel shatters her world: her trusted colleague Jake lies dead beside the body of a teenage male prostitute.
The police say murder/suicide. Rachel's gut says different.
Her search for proof will take her through the dark and tangled city, from its wealthy suburbs to its violent heart.
And a truth so dangerous it could kill her.
You must read this book: it is wildly and complexly plotted, ebulliently witty and filled with riotous humor; it details the inner workings of the L.A. legal system with unprecedented accuracy and verve - and to top it off, it is a damn, damn, good thriller. - James Ellroy
Marcia Clark's debut novel showcases her experience and knowledge of the legal system. The pace, plot and dialogue are as sharp as they come in the genre. - David Baldacci
This introduction to LA special prosecutor Rachel Knight charms from the first line then surfs a tide of knockabout humour, sassy backchat and armour-piercing observation - Daily Telegraph
Taut, compelling, and accomplished, with a gritty authenticity that comes from an insider's knowledge of the criminal justice system...A first rate legal thriller - Meg Gardiner
Knight makes a compelling protagonist - rebellious, straight-forward, salty - Guardian
An accomplished debut...Clark is a polished writer who knows her material - Sunday Telegraph Australia
Her first legal thriller, about a tenacious Los Angeles DA, is on the money - Daily Mail
A corker of a debut novel - Kirkus Review
Marcia Clark is a former Los Angeles deputy district attorney, and was the lead prosecutor in the OJ Simpson murder case. She co-wrote a bestselling non-fiction book about the trial, Without a Doubt, and is a frequent media commentator and columnist on legal issues. She lives in Los Angeles.