False Witness Author:Dorothy Uhnak Dorothy Uhnak is the brilliant, tough-minded novelist whose "Law and Order" and "The Investigation" became major international best sellers, and whose special skill at recreating the world of crime and justice first brought her fame with "Policewoman". She has now written a searing, powerful novel about a gruesome crime - and the way it changes ... more »the lives of the victim, the investigators, and the criminal himself, whose identity is the final, spine-tingling shock of the book.
At the center of "False Witness" are two very different women, each ambitious, tough, successful in her own way.
One is the victim, a beautiful, sexy female television news star and celebrity, raped and savagely mutilated in her own apartment. When she awakens from her coma, she accuses a man so unlikely to have committed the crime that the case becomes an immediate, headline-making sensation.
The other is the Bureau Chief of the D.A.'s office, a brilliant, abrasive young woman who wants to be District Attorney so badly she can almost taste it, and who knows it is within her grasp - if she can get a conviction for the crime....
With her marvelous abilities as a storyteller, Dorothy Uhnak brings to life with breathless excitement the world she knows best - cops, the lawyers, the D.A.'s, the professionals of human tragedy.
Her book makes us feel the stubborn will to win and the heartache of a woman who watches her own passion to succeed cost her the man she loves, the job she covets, and eventually - in a bitter, ironic bombshell of a climax - the culprit himself.« less