second novel by this author i read, she's very good. her plots move well and it's not easy to figure out the ending as with some authors.
Story of a frightened teenage runaway who made a scandalous accusation then vanished leaving LA prosecutor with a ticking time bomb of a case on her hands. The investigation leads her to chic nightclubs, shadowy business deals and whispers of sexual slavery.
Kelly Martin is a frightened teenage runaway who made a scandalous accusation, then vanished, leaving Los Angeles prosecutor Tessa Jacobi with a ticking time bomb of a case on her hands. When the investigation leads her to chic nightclubs, shadowy business deals and whispers of sexual slavery, Tessa understands that she\'s out of her league. So she asks for help from a man whose contacts and experience can help her bring Kelly home.
Burned by the system in the past, private investigator Luke Novak plays by his own rules -- and he\'s not about to change them to accommodate a smart, classy blonde from the D.A.\'s office. But when a killer strikes frighteningly close to home, Tessa has nowhere to turn -- except to Luke. Because somewhere in a neon underworld, a young girl is running for her life. And Tessa is determined to get her out, even if it means placing her own life in the hands of a renegade she has no choice but to trust ...
Absolutely LOVED this book!
2nd one by Heather Lowell. Very suspenseful.
murder mystery -- ADA vs. sexual predators selling underage girls
exciting -- the part re money laundering was interesting but a bit confusing to me