GUILT BY ASSOCIATION written by Marcia Clark
04/11 - Little, Brown & Company - Hardcover, 368 pages
This book draws you in and keeps you interested to the end.
Deputy District Attorney Rachel Knight is a workaholic who handles high-profile cases in the Special Trials Division of the District Attorney’s office. She knows how to play every angle to make sure the criminals get punished and the victims have closure. When another DA in her office is murdered in an unsavory crime Rachel starts to realize she was friends with this man, but did she really know him? Going on her gut instinct that all this may look bad for her co-worker, but not everything is as it seems she is determined to solve the crime even after she is told “hands off”.
Rachel is pulled into another crime that has a high profile father with ties to the political powers that be and while she is not thrilled to own this she does the right thing and works it because the victim, a young girl deserves justice. The more time she spends investigating both cases the more nothing seems right with either of them. There are suspects all over the place that have no motive and other people she wants to interview that Rachel can’t find. Someone is taking pot shots at her and wants this all to go away but which case is upsetting someone? Rachel keeps hitting walls that have been constructed to stop her from digging too deep but kicking barriers down is what she does before breakfast especially for someone she cares about.
With her friends and co-workers digging in deep to help her solve this case Rachel may find herself chasing herself into the ground but a good martini might help her resolve anything, well that and a descent night’s sleep.
Marcia Clark has seen all sides of the legal system and I believe in this book she captures the good, bad and awful with all of it. The story is fresh and the dynamics with the characters completely is believable and interesting to watch it being played out.