Senator's Daughterby Victoria Gotti
The murder of union strongman Joseph Sessio shocks all of Boston. Taylor Brooks is the young attorney assigned to defend Tommy Washington, the black youth accused of the murder. In the course of her investigation, Taylor discovers a massive cover-up that involves Boston's bluebloods, the union docks of Boston Harbor, and corruption at the very heart of the American legal system.
Thus, the murdered man's son is helping the defending attorney get his falsely accused father's murderer acquitted, although this points the finger only more strongly at himself. Taylor's background: Her mother was abandoned by her married lover, Frank Morgan (before he became senator), then became the alcoholic victim of a vehicular homicide. Taylor was raised in a Catholic girls' orphanage in Fall River, married and then fled from an abusive husband, assumed a new identity in Boston and, her career secretly underwritten by her guilt-ridden father, became a lawyer. Now dad hopes to mend fences. But bad people and a car-bomber are out to kill Taylor, as is her knife-bearing husband.
Surprisingly effective throughout, until the parricidal final pages, which fly by too fast for credibility even for melodrama. Flashy but powerful.
- St. Martin's Press
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This is a book that I highly recommend. V.Gotti is a great writter. This is my favorite book--I became obsessed with the story and wasn't able to put the book down!! I'm looking foward to reading her other books. This is a must read!!!
This was the first book of her's that I read and I finished it in what seemed like hours. I couldn't put it down. I just wanted to keep reading to find out what would happen next, and as I was anticipating the end, I was also hoping it wouldn't end. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys suspense and twisting plots. Can't wait to read the rest of them!