The Seventh Commandment Author:Lawrence Sanders When Hartford insurance snoop Dora Conti comes to New York to investigate the violent street murder of a jewelry magnate, she discovers a "Sodom on the Hudson," where intimacy is measured in carats and kilos, and greed is the fast food of love. — Lewis Starrett's stabbing may have been an accident of fate, but plenty's rotten in the Starrett empi... more »re - and the Starrett household. With the help of NYPD detective John Wenden, Dora learns that Starrett Fine Jewelry's reputation for excellence fronts a strange and shady enterprise; that the Starrett scion, Clayton, is cheating on his wife with a steely beauty named Helene; that his wild and restless sister, Felicia, is addicted to the drugs and sex she receives from Helene's highly suspect brother; that the widow Starrett is under the sway of a spritual guru with the dirtiest past of all; and that the corruption may be catching.
As corpses, scams, and scandals pile up, the happily married Dora finds that she and Wenden are drawn together by more than a lust for the chase. Torn between her love for her husband and her attraction to the cop, Dora must solve the most complex case of her career - while she wrestles with the toughest moral choice of her life.« less