The Good Fight (Laura Di Palma Series #2)

The Good Fight (Laura Di Palma Series #2)

by Lia Matera
     
 

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Attorney Laura Di Palma is in complete control of her high-profile life — she's about to become a partner, signed lithographs decorate the walls of her spectacular San Francisco apartment, and her Mercedes is paid for. But control turns to utter chaos when her sick lover, Hal, disappears from his hospital bed without a word. Then Sandy, the detective she works…  See more details below

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Attorney Laura Di Palma is in complete control of her high-profile life — she's about to become a partner, signed lithographs decorate the walls of her spectacular San Francisco apartment, and her Mercedes is paid for. But control turns to utter chaos when her sick lover, Hal, disappears from his hospital bed without a word. Then Sandy, the detective she works with (and her former lover), begins pressuring her for a second chance. At work, she has a radical client who's accused of murdering an FBI agent. It's too much to handle, but Laura has no choice.
Frantically searching for Hal, Laura also attempts to build her client's controversial defense. Meanwhile, she must keep Sandy at a distance even as she needs his help. When a second man is murdered, Laura's carefully tailored life begins to unravel before her eyes . . . .
"Ms. Matera proves a tough-minded writer." — The New York Times Book Review
"Extraordinary, thought-provoking." — Baltimore Sun

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Matera's ( Where Lawyers Fear to Tread ) new mystery revolves around Laura Di Palma, once a political activist and now a rich lawyer with a prestigious San Francisco firm. Pricked by her conscience, however, Laura agrees to defend Dan Crosetti, a former comrade accused of killing an FBI agent. Simultaneously, she is searching frantically for her cousin and lover, Hal Di Palma, missing from the hospital where he was being treated for a stroke. Neglecting Crosetti and her duties at the law office, Laura offends her client's friends as well as her bosses. With hot water boiling all around her, she is forced from the law firm, and government agents link her to additional suspicious deaths. Her frenetic actions take the novel to a smash close. The author's unexpected coda leaves a sobering aftertaste, suggesting what can happen to those engaged in the ``good fight.'' (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345371072
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/13/1991
Series:
Laura Di Palma Series, #2
Pages:
217
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.63(d)

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