Everyone gets compromised. Even the good guys.
Detective Denise Aragon can't trust her witness, the one who hasn't been killed yet. She can't trust Judge Judy Diaz and her sociopathic attorney girlfriend. She can't trust her FBI agent lover, but she's going to take a bullet for him anyway.
While Aragon struggles, the secret patrón who rules Santa Fe's south side and his bloodthirsty twin brother are compromising everybody to cash out a fraudulent multimillion-dollar verdict. Blackmail or assassination, it makes no difference. They want their money fast.
Continuing the story that began with The Drum Withinheralded as "a masterpiece" by #1New York Times bestselling author Robert DugoniCompromised is a tour de force of suspenseful storytelling.
"Mayhem and more."Kirkus Reviews
"[Scarantino] is skilled with complex plotting and has a talent for expository dialogue . . . Though she is fictional, Aragon, who sports a crewcut and a baby face, is an intelligent, hard-boiled heroine of whom Santa Fe can be proud."Santa Fe New Mexican
"A perfect read. Blackmail, assassinationyou name it, it happens."Suspense Magazine
About the Author
James R. Scarantino (Port Townsend, WA) is a prosecutor, defense attorney, investigative reporter, and award-winning author. His novel, Cooney County, was named best mystery/crime novel in the Southwest Writers Workshop International Writing Competition.