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The Finishing School

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The Finishing School

By Michele Martinez

Harper, Mass Market Paperback, 9780060724016, 448pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 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.

Praise For The Finishing School

“The twists keep coming. The romance is hot and the suspense high in this absorbing, fast-paced thriller.”
-Library Journal

“Never lets up the pace.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Smart and gritty.”
-USA Today

-Publishers Weekly

“Will likely bring this rising literary star’s work to a wider audience.”
-Chicago Sun-Times

“Absorbing...will keep you reading furiously.”