Devil's Corner: 1 Mass Market Paperback – 1 April 2006
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- Mass Market Paperback : 480 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060742898
- ISBN-10 : 0060742895
- Dimensions : 10.64 x 2.44 x 17.15 cm
- Publisher : HarperTorch (1 April 2006)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 534,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
"Compelling entertainment."--Publishers Weekly
"Entertaining and exciting."--Booklist
"[Scottoline's] storytelling is as brisk and breezy as ever, and her voice remains a funny delight."--Philadelphia Magazine
"A fast-paced thriller featuring a female lawyer with an ample supply of attitude....The writing is brisk and sassy."--Time magazine
"A Grisham-like legal thriller of conspiracy and murder in West Philadelphia....[Scottoline] captures the feel of the place brilliantly: the cadence of language, the rhythm of the street that is uniquely Philly."--BookPage
"An entertaining page-turner with plenty of twists and turns and a sturdy surprise ending."--Boston Globe
"In her expertly crafted 12th novel, the former lawyer creates feisty new heroines."--People
"Thrilling, but also fun, peppered with Scottoline's tart, cheeky wit."--Philadelphia Inquirer
From the Inside Flap
Prosecutor Vicki Allegretti goes to meet a confidential informant, is almost killed, and a cop is gunned down before her eyes. She saw the killers, now all she has to do is find them. The deeper Vicki probes, the more she becomes convinced that the murder wasn't random. When another murder takes place, Vicki is thrown together with an unlikely ally -- The Girlfriend from Hell. Will they find the killers before they kill each other?--People
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5th book read in 2020
I purchased this book used as I read many other books by Lisa that I always liked, I also have in my to read pile several other books by Lisa to read.
I was a bit surprised when I read that before writing books that Lisa was a lawyer,
This is an older book from 2006.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Vicki Allegretti goes to meet a confidential informant and finds herself facing a loaded 9 mm Glock semiautomatic weapon, wielded by a panicky teenager. Violence is the last thing this neophyte lawyer expects. The case is easy, the kind given to new ADAs to help them cut their teeth. Yet almost before she has time to react, her partner is dead, shot in the chest.
From that high-octane introduction to her job, Vicki vows to continue with the case, protect her informant, and find the shadowy figure behind the death of her partner. This decision will take her to the depths of the federal detention center’s “bowl,” to a row house on the street where she grew up, and to the posh suburbs where her parents now live. Set against the gritty backdrop of a modern American city and imbued with Lisa Scottoline’s trademark style and wit, Cater Street is the story of a determined young lawyer seeking justice.
I would give this book 4*