Damage Control

Damage Control

By Denise Hamilton

Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410442994, 691pp.

Publication Date: November 23, 2011

Description
Critically acclaimed author Denise Hamilton weaves an engrossing story of teenage friendship and adult betrayal, featuring a high-powered crisis consultant who gets swept up in murder and scandal involving a wealthy political family.

Maggie Silver is solidly middle class, with a mortgage to pay and an ill mother to support. She is doing her best to scramble up the ladder at an elite PR firm in Southern California whose clients include movie stars and famous athletes. Now, Maggie tackles her toughest client yet: Senator Henry Paxton, a distinguished statesman who also happens to be the father of Anabelle, Maggie's estranged best friend from high school.

Senator Paxton's young female aide has been found murdered, and Maggie must run damage control to prevent the scandal from growing. Thrown back into the Paxtons' glamorous world, Maggie is unexpectedly flooded with memories from the stormy years in high school when her friendship with Anabelle was dramatically severed after a tragedy that neither of them has been able to forget. As Maggie gets further embroiled in the lives of the Paxtons, she realizes that the ties of her old friendship are stronger than she thinks.

Riveting and suspense-filled, "Damage Control "examines our craving for celebrity and spectacle, and how far the bonds of friendship can stretch before they break forever.



About the Author
Denise Hamilton is a writer-journalist whose work has appeared in the "Los Angeles Times", "Cosmopolitan", and "The New York Times" and is the author of five acclaimed Eve Diamond crime novels, "Prisoner of Memory", "Savage Garden", "Last Lullaby", "Sugar Skull", and "The Jasmine Trade", all of which have been "Los Angeles Times" bestsellers. She is also the editor of and a contributor to the short story anthology "Los Angeles Noir", winner of the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Award for Best Mystery of 2007. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two young children. Visit her at www.denisehamilton.com.