Dante's Poison (Mark Angelotti) (Paperback)

By Lynne Raimondo

Seventh Street Books, 9781616148799, 271pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2014

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Blind psychiatrist Mark Angelotti has just enrolled in a drug trial that holds out hope of restoring his eyesight when he again becomes entangled in a case that is rocking the Chicago legal community.

After defending the manufacturer of the powerful antipsychotic drug Lucitrol against product-liability claims, attorney Jane Barrett has become somewhat of an expert on the controversial medication. So when her lover, investigative journalist Rory Gallagher, collapses from a fatal dose of the same drug, it falls to Hallie Sanchez, Barrett's oldest friend, to defend her on murder charges.

Amid growing doubts about her friend's innocence, Hallie recruits Mark Angelotti to help her discredit the testimony of a crucial eyewitness. The pair succeeds in obtaining Barrett's release, but at a dreadful price.

Mark sets out to investigate who else may have wanted the journalist out of the way. As he gets closer to the truth, he realizes the killer is still on the loose. But two questions remain for Mark: Will the drug trial succeed in restoring his eyesight? More important, will he live long enough to see this case to its end?

About the Author

Lynne Raimondo is a full-time writer and the author of Dante's Wood, the first Mark Angelotti novel. She formerly worked as the general counsel for Arthur Andersen LLP and later as the general counsel of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Praise For Dante's Poison (Mark Angelotti)

Praise for Dante's Poison

“The courtroom drama shines in this terrific mystery! Complex, authentic, surprising—and a page-turning master class in character. With his dry wit and heartbreaking vulnerability, this engaging and compelling hero will change your perception and win your heart.”

—HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN, Anthony, Agatha, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author

“A mesmerizing read. Lynne Raimondo navigates the courtroom and the psychiatrist’s office with considerable skill, and in Mark Angelotti she has created one of the most memorable protagonists in crime fiction.”
—BRAD PARKS, Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Award–winning author of The Player

Praise for Dante's Wood

"A real keeper."  —Library Journal starred review and Mystery Debut of the Month

"Stunning.... One of the best mystery debuts since V.I. Warshawski solved her first case." —Mystery Scene