The Finishing School
By Michele Martinez
(Harper, Mass Market Paperback, 9780060724016, 448pp.)
Publication Date: February 2007
In a glittering penthouse high above Park Avenue, two beautiful teenagers, students at an exclusive Manhattan girls' school, lie dead under suspicious circumstances. Feeling pressure from the top to solve the high-profile case fast, Melanie breaks all the rules and goes undercover. Teamed with Dan O'Reilly, a hard-to-resist FBI agent with a talent for making her pulse race, Melanie embarks on a wild chase from the rarefied world of New York's elite private schools to the darkest recesses of the city's nightlife. And, ultimately, into a fight for her life against a devious killer who has no intention of getting caught.
Michele Martinez, a graduate of Harvard University and Stanford Law School, was a federal prosecutor in New York City for eight years. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two children.
“The twists keep coming. The romance is hot and the suspense high in this absorbing, fast-paced thriller.”
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“Smart and gritty.”
“Will likely bring this rising literary star’s work to a wider audience.”
“Absorbing...will keep you reading furiously.”