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Speak of the Devil: A Novel

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I have enjoyed all the books in the Anna Curtis series and Speak

I have enjoyed all the books in the Anna Curtis series and Speak of the Devil does not disappoint. The story is intense, thrilling, and surprising. The gang violence can be a little hard to take so you might skim those because the rest of the story is great.

posted by mlmrw on August 6, 2013

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Speak of the Devil¿ is a first rate thriller. Leotta¿s plot, pac

Speak of the Devil” is a first rate thriller. Leotta’s plot, pace and characters will have you tuning pages. In this novel, Allison Leotta imparts her knowledge of the dangerous dark world of human trafficking and brutal street gangs.




Anna Curtis, a Washington DC pr...
Speak of the Devil” is a first rate thriller. Leotta’s plot, pace and characters will have you tuning pages. In this novel, Allison Leotta imparts her knowledge of the dangerous dark world of human trafficking and brutal street gangs.




Anna Curtis, a Washington DC prosecutor, is back again.   Leotta’s writing reflects her own experiences, and draws the reader into the inner workings of criminal investigations. She presents an authentic look at the social and psychological forces that pull young people into this secret world of violence and nihilism.




A bust on a brothel turns into a murder investigation for Anna. The attack is linked to a vicious street gang that uses fear, intimidation, and murder to exhort protection money from local business. The local gang is tied into gangs up and down the east coast, led by a man they call Diablo, a gruesome and frightening character. As the investigations moves forward, we discover that that one of their past crimes includes the murder of the wife of   Anna's fiancé and Diablo is now hunting Anna down as well.




 The story is told from the point of view of both the main character Anna Curtis and Gato, one of the gang members. It shows Anna as a dedicated and hard-hitting prosecutor who doesn’t back away from evil. The contrast in the narratives perspective adds a unique dimension to this thriller.




Meanwhile to keep her heroine sane and ease some of the tension, Leotta has Anna preparing for her marriage to Jack Bailey, finally.  All the preparations and shopping is described, making the couple seem ordinary against the background of crime, they both deal with in their lives.


Speak of the Devil” is a first rate thriller. Leotta’s plot, pace and characters will have you tuning pages. In this novel, Allison Leotta imparts her knowledge of the dangerous dark world of human trafficking and brutal street gangs.




Anna Curtis, a Washington DC prosecutor, is back again.   Leotta’s writing reflects her own experiences, and draws the reader into the inner workings of criminal investigations. She presents an authentic look at the social and psychological forces that pull young people into this secret world of violence and nihilism.




A bust on a brothel turns into a murder investigation for Anna. The attack is linked to a vicious street gang that uses fear, intimidation, and murder to exhort protection money from local business. The local gang is tied into gangs up and down the east coast, led by a man they call Diablo, a gruesome and frightening character. As the investigations moves forward, we discover that that one of their past crimes includes the murder of the wife of   Anna's fiancé and Diablo is now hunting Anna down as well.




 The story is told from the point of view of both the main character Anna Curtis and Gato, one of the gang members. It shows Anna as a dedicated and hard-hitting prosecutor who doesn’t back away from evil. The contrast in the narratives perspective adds a unique dimension to this thriller.




Meanwhile to keep her heroine sane and ease some of the tension, Leotta has Anna preparing for her marriage to Jack Bailey, finally.  All the preparations and shopping is described, making the couple seem ordinary against the background of crime, they both deal with in their lives.




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posted by Roslyn0 on August 7, 2013

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