Devil's Corner (Hardcover)
HarperCollins, 9780060742881, 400pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2005
When prosecutor Vicki Allegretti arrives at a rowhouse to meet a confidential informant, she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time -- and is almost shot to death. She barely escapes with her life, but cannot save the two others gunned down before her disbelieving eyes. Stunned and heartbroken, Vicki tries to figure out how a routine meeting on a minor case became a double homicide.
Vicki's suspicions take her to Devil's Corner, a city neighborhood teetering on the brink of ruin -- thick with broken souls, innocent youth, and a scourge that preys on both. But the deeper Vicki probes, the more she becomes convinced that the murders weren't random and the killers were more ruthless than she thought.
When another murder thrusts Vicki together with an unlikely ally, she buckles up for a wild ride down a dangerous street -- and into the cross-hairs of a conspiracy as powerful as it is relentless.
Praise For Devil's Corner…
"In her expertly crafted 12th novel, the former lawyer creates feisty new heroines."
"A well-plotted, briskly paced legal thriller."
-Daily Press, Inc. Newport News, Va.
"Entertaining and exciting."
"Sharp and funny."
"Thrilling, but also fun, peppered with Scottoline's tart, cheeky wit."
"Scottoline...has a gift for vivid character portrayal and for fast-paced writing."
-New York Law Journal
"Exciting, top-notch tale of death and deceit."
-Lansing State Journal
"Well-plotted, briskly paced."
-Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
"[Scottoline's] storytelling is as brisk and breezy as ever, and her voice remains a funny delight."
" A welcome addition."
"An entertaining page-turner with plenty of twists and turns and a sturdy surprise ending."
"A fast-paced thriller featuring a female lawyer with an ample supply of attitude....The writing is brisk and sassy."
"Fast pacing and [a] sense of play...And the author delivers a serving of humor, too."