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The Dark of Day
     

The Dark of Day

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by Barbara Parker, Elisabeth S. Rodgers (Narrated by)
 

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C.J. Dunn is an expert at spinning her clients’ image in the media. She’s the perfect lawyer to deflect police interest in Rick Slater, head of security for Bob Shelby, a U.S. Congressman from Miami. Slater was seen at a South Beach party with the recently vanished Alana Martin, and in election season, any hint of scandal could doom the

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C.J. Dunn is an expert at spinning her clients’ image in the media. She’s the perfect lawyer to deflect police interest in Rick Slater, head of security for Bob Shelby, a U.S. Congressman from Miami. Slater was seen at a South Beach party with the recently vanished Alana Martin, and in election season, any hint of scandal could doom the Congressman’s chances. C.J. has reasons not to like Slater’s boss, but, if she succeeds, friends of the Congressman have assured her they can arrange a spot for her as a legal commentator on a national media outlet. For a woman living alone, with few close friends, a celebrity life has its appeal.

But as the media close in, hounding everyone connected to the case, C.J. finds connections she had never anticipated. When Alana Martin is found dead and C.J.’s investigator implicates Rick Slater, C.J. is slammed between the media and the need to defend a client she no longer trusts. Then he delivers a bombshell: C.J.’s daughter, Traci Willis, the child she gave up for adoption seventeen years ago, was a friend of Alana Martin’s. Traci has information that could save Rick Slater, but at the same time could reveal a devastating secret that would put C.J.’s career, and even her life, on the line.

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Publishers Weekly

Expert Miami lawyer C.J. Dunn battles to protect the image of a powerful security agent for a well-known congressman with the hope of striking it rich in the process. However, when the body of a key witness is found, Dunn must battle to save not only the success she so desires but her life as well. Elizabeth Rodgers gives a moderately commanding performance with her sturdy, unwavering bass tone. Sadly, she walks a fine line between reality and absurdity; her poorly realized Southern accent is as phony and cartoonish as Yosemite Sam. The performance is too slowly paced to salvage the story as Rodgers tends to putt about the prose as if struggling for perfection. A Vanguard Press hardcover (Reviews, May 5). (July)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602834187
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
06/03/2008
Edition description:
Unabridged Edition
Pages:
10
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Parker is a former prosecutor with the state attorney’s office in Dade County, Florida. She is the author of twelve suspense novels, including The Dark of Day and Suspicion of Innocence, which was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel by an American author. She lives in South Florida, where she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her pug, Max.

www.barbaraparker.com
www.darkofday.com

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