A really good read. This is a story about a prosecutor who had to enter the witness protection program with her daughter. It is a really fascinating character study of not only the woman involved, but also the people she comes in contact with in the program. Who can she trust-the marshalls in the program, or another wotness in the program who just happens to be an ex Mafia assassin! Stephen White has great style and insight into his characters.
This isn't my first Stephen White book and I was a bit disappointed. He jumps from first to third person and it's somewhat difficult to keep track of who's telling the story. I found myself re-reading the first couple of paragraphs of some sections to get back in the flow. Not a bad book, just somewhat confusing.
It started with a convicted killer's first threat of revenge... "For every precious thing I lose, you lose two." D.A. Kirsten Lord saw her husband gunned down before her eyes. Now Kirsten is living in fear, telling her secrets to psychologist Alan Gregory... and hiding deep in the Witness Protection Program, where every stranger is a threat, every phone call is a menace. Until she realizes..the Program is the deadliest place of all. This book is one of thirteen in the Dr. Alan Gregory series. Great mystery series.
From the moment DA Kirsten Lord walked into his office, Alan Gregory could sense the tension in his new patient's face. And Kirsten's story was as chilling as it was heartbreaking. She'd watched as her husband was gunned down before her eyes...and knows he died because of her. Now Kirsten and her daughter are on the run from the criminal she put in prison,hidden by a Witness Protection Program that has failed to protect them once..and will surely fail again. Kirsten is telling her secrets to psychologist Alan Gregory, recounting a tale of terror, of a program she cannot trust, of strangers she must fear. For Alan, ensnared in a case that grows more menacing every day, the questions loom: How can he help a patient who lives in terror...a patient who lives a lie? But knowing Kirsten's secrets is even more dangerous than Alan can guess. To a killer, they are both targets...hiding in plain sight.
This is my first book from Stephen White and I LOVED it.
Kirstin Lord is an Assistant District Attorney for New Orleans. She sentences Ernesto Castro and he tells her "for every thing he loses, she will lose too". Kristin goes into the WITSEC program (a program that she was very vocal about ) Kirstin has to change her name (and her daughters name) a few times And then their is Carl Luppo- I wasn't sure if he was good or bad, but I enjoyed his "Tony Soprano" character.
Very well written!!
The one negative thing for me, was since this was an AUDIO CD, their are several characters (name changes). Sometimes I forgot who was who (as I only listened to this on my way to/ from work)
The format of this thriller is different from the others in the series, in that different chapters are told in third person or by one of the characters (think Harlan Coben). Also, although this is an Alan Gregory book, he and Lauren do not figure as prominently in it. I found these changes refreshing twists, and the plot involving the witness protection program was interesting. This book also features a fast-paced ending that will keep you turning the pages until it is over.
A Prosecuting Attorney's husband is killed right in front of her eyes, now her and her daughter are on the run. They enter the WITSEC program, but there is a possibility that someone within the program does not want them there.
It started with a convicted killer's first threat of revenge..."For Every Precious Thing I Lose, You Lose Two."
DA Kirsten Lord saw her husband gunned down before her eyes. Now Kirsten is living in fear, telling her secrets to psychologist Alan Gregory...and hiding deep in the Witness Protection Program, where every stranger is a threat, every phone call is a menace.
Until she realizes...The Program is the deadliest place of all.