By Lisa Scottoline
This time, justice is blonde. . . .
New York occasions bestselling writer Lisa Scottoline provides a riveting page-turner approximately love and homicide that begins within the elite chambers of an attractive lady pass judgement on and ends at the chilly, gritty streets of Philadelphia.
Cate Fante is robust and clever, but if she turns into a federal pass judgement on, even she wonders if she will do the activity justice. She's in her thirties, so she feels as if she's becoming a member of the world's such a lot unique retirement village. She concerns inwardly that she in basic terms seems the half, in a clothier swimsuit donned like overpriced armor. in any case, a task defined within the usa structure might intimidate anybody.
But Cate retains her doubts a mystery. And, because it occurs, a lot else. For she leads a depressing double lifestyles that she hides from every body, even her most sensible friend.
Then a high-profile case in her court explodes right into a stunning murder-suicide, and it blasts her disguise huge open. in a single day the tabloids inform her secrets and techniques, her boyfriend dumps her, and her new occupation hangs in tatters. yet Cate's problems are just starting. An enemy not anyone expected sends her working for her existence — embarking on a trip that starts off within the secret of her personal adolescence, the place she first discovered to lie. She'll need to struggle her as far back as the reality, or die trying.
Dirty Blonde is Lisa Scottoline's such a lot suspenseful and gripping mystery to this point. blending poignancy along with her trademark wit and beautifully compelling characters, it showcases her extraordinary skills as by no means sooner than, and questions even if legislation and justice are consistently a similar thing.
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Crak! ” She left the bench, checking her watch on the fly: 5:05. She had to get going. She had a standing date. ” C ate called o ut, a nd f rom the ki tchen ca me a laugh. S he let her self into t he t own house a nd shut t he f ront do or against the cold night. The living room was dark, but light and music emanated from the kitchen. At this hour, her best friend, Gina Katsakis, would be washing leftover dishes and playing Mozart on the Bose. Of necessity, this household ra n o n a r igid s chedule a nd listened 24-7 to The Magic Flute.
They both laughed, but Cate was w ondering if M arz and Temin had a settlement yet. CHAPTER 6 Cate strode to the dais, her robes billowing theatrically, making her feel like an actress playing a role. Someday she’d feel like she belonged in this costume, but today wasn’t that day. The negotiations had failed, and Simone had refused to settle, even when the demand decreased to ten grand. It made no s ense. The attorneys’ fees for today alone would b e tha t m uch. H artford didn’t sneeze f or less tha n tw enty grand.