The San Diego Union said "No one writes the police - thriller better than Robert Daley." They were right, this is a hell of a read. The former NYPD deputy commissioner gives his novels authentic procedures and characters. Tainted Evidence focuses on NY Assistant DA Karen Henning, a women about to find her ambitions at war with her principles and her loyalties torn by her passions. When a desperate, drug dealing murder suspect guns down five cops in a Harlem police raid gone wrong, the city's long simmering racial unrest explodes in uncontrollable turmoil, both in the courtroom and on the street. Caught in the middle, Henning is tempted to break her own personal taboo. She falls in love with her star witness - amd the storm it unleashes can shatter her life, and even the system she has tried so hard to defend."
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When a heavily armed drug dealing murder suspect, holed up in an abandoned building in Harlem, shoots five officers in a botched police raid--the Manhattan district attorney's office has what appears to be an open-and-shut case. The aging district attorney passes over his politically ambitious chief assistant to assign the high-proflie case to Karen Henning: the smart, young head of the trivial division with a reputation for fierce independence.
But the seemingly straightforward case, bogged down in the often-corrupt criminal justice system, explodes when New York City's racial unrest is sparked by the suspect's lawyer-a famous civil rights attorney and an expert at media manipulation. While others see the turmoil as an opportunity or threat to their political futures, Henning must battle the city's political machinations to try the case with any hope of success. Simultaneously, she struggles to keep her family together despite her growing attraction to a cop who is one of her principal witnesses.
Crime novel about a woman DAin New York City who flinds her ambitions at war with her principles and loyalties torn by her passions.Drug dealers gun down five police officers, during a police raid. Drama set in the streets and the courtroom.
New York ADA Karen Henning finds her ambitions at war with her principles and her loyalties torn by her passions when a drug-dealing murder suspect guns down five cops in a Harlem police raid gone wrong and racial unrest explodes in the courtroom and on the streets.