Relentless Pursuit: A True Story of Family, Murder, and the Prosecutor Who Wouldn't Quit

Relentless Pursuit: A True Story of Family, Murder, and the Prosecutor Who Wouldn't Quit

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by Kevin Flynn
     
 

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If One L is the book to read before law school, Relentless Pursuit is the book to read after-a real-life legal thriller that shows, from the inside, a prosecutor's quest to deliver justice to a family devastated by murder.

What happened to Diane Hawkins and her daughter Katrina-a brutal double murder in which the girl's heart was cut from her

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Overview

If One L is the book to read before law school, Relentless Pursuit is the book to read after-a real-life legal thriller that shows, from the inside, a prosecutor's quest to deliver justice to a family devastated by murder.

What happened to Diane Hawkins and her daughter Katrina-a brutal double murder in which the girl's heart was cut from her body-devastated a Washington, D.C., community and left its mark on everyone involved in the subsequent investigation. Especially moved was federal homicide prosecutor Kevin Flynn. He had handled any number of grisly murders, and was no stranger to the depravity of the human soul. Yet the way Hawkins's family and friends rallied together to help each other through the tragedy-and the generosity they ex-tended to Flynn, whose own father was dying of cancer at the time-turned this case into a personal mission. He was determined to use his position to effect real closure, to right a wrong-to bring justice on behalf of the victims and their families.

Relentless Pursuit is the story of that journey to justice, an intensely gripping beat-by-beat reconstruction of the events as they unfold-the murder, the arrest, the trial, the verdict-told with astonishing candor, and providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a dedicated prosecutor. Above all, it's about healing and community, a story in which, in the end, the system works and-for once-justice prevails.

Editorial Reviews

Prosecutor (and first-time author) Kevin Flynn acknowledges that sometimes he becomes too absorbed in his duties: "The only time I was ever hurt on the job was when I was walking down my office corridor, preoccupied with a case, and cracked open my head when I took a corner too hard." Fortunately, Flynn's devotion to justice usually ends in stinging convictions, not painful bruises. His suspenseful Relentless Pursuit takes us through his most gripping case, the gruesome murder of a mother of five and one of her daughters. In unforgettable prose, he discovers the entire knotty process, from the discovery of bloody scene through the trial and verdict.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399154065
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.26(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Jonathan Harr
This true story about one prosecutor's obsession will capture you and keep you reading until late in the night. It reads like the best of fictional crime thrillers, but it's better because it's real. (Jonathan Harr, author of A Civil Action)
George Pelecanos
Relentless Pursuit is a memoir and law enforcement procedural that reads like a thriller. Kevin Flynn shines a knowing light on the impact of a murder on a family, a community, and those who police and prosecute the case. An auspicious debut. (George Pelecanos, author of The Night Gardener)
James Grady
Kevin Flynn's heart-wrenching account takes readers beyond his harrowing prosecutorial pursuit of a vicious killer to illuminate the inner workings of our justice system at its best. (James Grady, author of Three Days Of The Condor and Mad Dogs)
Ronald Kessler
What a triumph! Relentless Pursuit combines the spellbinding tension of a masterfully written mystery novel with the authenticity of an account by a veteran prosecutor who has a great eye for detail. (Ronald Kessler, author of The Bureau and The FBI)

Meet the Author

Kevin Flynn has been a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office since 1987 and recently served as chief homicide prosecutor.

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