First Offense - Abridged Author:Nancy Taylor Rosenberg Probation Officer Ann Carlisle has devoted her life to the criminal justice system. Now she's the target of an unknown assailant...and the system can't protect her. — While leaving weork one day, Ann Carlisle, a probation officer in Ventura, California, is shot--almost fatally. As she lies bleeding on the sidewalk, a man comes to her aid. Ironica... more »lly, it's one of Ann's own probationers, a first offender named Jimmy Sawyer. Ann slips into unconscdiousness, and suddenly her rescuer isn't Jimmy--it's her husband Hank, who disappeared two years ago. Or is her mind playing tricks on her?
When the legal system to which she has devoted her life fails to protect her, Ann begins an investigation of her own, uncovering a ring of corruption and violence that nearly consumes her. Surprising plot twists propel this fast-paced thriller toward an explosive conclusion you won't forget. Total running time 3 hours on 2 cassettes. Read by Lindsay Crouse.« less