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Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense
The collision of a straight-arrow hero and a fascinating antiheroine gives a unique twist to an already complex and gritty novel -- one that shows how truth and justice can be twisted, often with frightening results. In this town, murder, lies and power are inseparably bound. Webb's tale reeks of corruption and deadly manipulation -- an impressive brew!
For 15 years, Deputy D.A. Carson Tanner has longed for answers to the brutal slaughter of his family. When a serial killer confesses, that should be the end, but questions still remain. Then a reckless night with a beautiful woman comes back to haunt Carson when he learns that his tryst was with a major player in his new case.
Life has not been kind to Annette Baxter, but she has learned how to survive in the gray areas. A fixer for the rich and powerful, she makes problems go away and knows all the secrets. When secrets about the Tanner murders start leaking out, Annette realizes she must lead honest Carson into the dark if they both are to survive. (ST. MARTIN'S, Aug., 332 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith
Publisher: St. Martin's
Published: August 2008