In this thriller by "the female John Grisham" ("The Providence Journal"), prosecutor Anna Curtis must stop a vicious street gang before it destroys more lives--and her own family. On the very night she gets engaged to the man she loves, sex-crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis's professional life takes a shocking turn that threatens everything she holds dear. A few miles away from where she's enjoying her romantic dinner, two separate groups are gearing up to raid a brothel.
A vicious killer known as Diablo--the Devil--leads one group. A few minutes later, Anna's own investigative team heads in to search the brothel, as part of an ongoing fight against human trafficking in DC. Both groups are caught off guard, with deadly results. As Anna investigates the bloody face-off, the boundaries between her work and home life begin to blur when she discovers a web of long-buried secrets and official lies that lead straight to her doorstep. And everything Anna counted on--the happiness she seemed so close to securing--comes into question as Diablo moves in for yet another kill.
Allison Leotta draws on her experience as a DC sex-crimes prosecutor to take you into the back rooms of the US Attorney's Office, the hidden world of the Witness Protection Program, and the secret rituals of one of America's most dangerous gangs.
About the Author
Allison Leotta was a federal sex-crimes prosecutor in Washington, DC, for twelve years. In 2011, she left the Justice Department to pursue writing full time. She is the acclaimed author of Law of Attraction, Discretion, and Speak of the Devil, and founder of the award-winning blog, The Prime-Time Crime Review. Leotta lives with her husband, Michael, and their two sons outside of Washington, DC.
"Leotta . . . knows her subject all too well. Fans of Linda Fairstein and "Law and Order: SVU" will be right at home here. --Booklist"
Series: Anna Curtis
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 1st September 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.0 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.24