Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Guilt by Association

Guilt by Association
by Marcia Clark

Marcia Clark took a cue from Linda Fairstein when she penned this page-turner. Clark's character is Rachael Knight, a deputy DA in Los Angeles. The book opens with Knight celebrating a court victory with two of her colleagues. After their party, Jake and Toni go home. Rachael promises to leave as soon as she gets finishes a few things. She heads for her place, a six-block walk, but is waylaid by the sound of sirens and flashing red lights. Rachael makes the short detour and sees that, much to her horror, Jake's body being carried out of a seedy motel. Things get worse the next morning when she learns that Jake apparently murdered a 17-year-old boy and then committed suicide. Rachael was warned to stay away from Jake's murder. So she works it on her own time. On work time, she investigates a case that she inherited from Jake, the rape of fifteen-year-old Susan Densmore, in her bedroom. Susan's wealthy and influential father is certain that the young man that Susan tutored broke into her bedroom and attacked Susan. He wants an arrest NOW. Susan is certain that the young man did not do it. Rachael and her L.A. detective friend Bailey follow a twisting trail to find the rapist. Marcia Clark is a former deputy district attorney for the County of Los Angeles. She gained fame as the lead prosecutor in the O. J. Simpson trial. This is her first work of fiction. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the works of Linda Fairstein, Lis Wiehl and the Women's Murder Club series by James Patterson.] -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department

[ official Marcia Clark author web site ]

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