Traffic in downtown Los Angeles turns hellish when a woman hurtles from an overpass and crashes through the windshield of a car on the 110 Freeway. Narrowly escaping death in the epic pile up, Detective Finn O’Brien and his partner, Cori Anderson, throw themselves into the fray: Cori to triage and Finn rushing toward the flaming car in a desperate bid to save the woman. But survival is not an option. As the car explodes in a fireball, she dies in his arms. When her autopsy reveals a gruesome secret, Finn is determined to prove her death was no accident. Together with Cori, he follows a twisted trail that leads into the veiled and exotic world of L.A.'s exiled African community, the luxurious enclaves of Hollywood and finally to the doorstep of a third world despot whose cruelty knows no bounds and whose influence has a stranglehold on the City of the Angels.
About the Author
Rebecca Forster started writing on a crazy dare and is now a USA Today bestselling author with over 35 novels to her name. Her legal thrillers have been called, "Perfect. Impossible to put down" by Laurie Levenson, CBS legal correspondent. Married to a superior court judge and the mother of two sons, Rebecca has taught at UCLA writers program, volunteers in classrooms and speaks in many venues around the country. When she's not writing, you'll find Rebecca traveling, sewing, reading or speaking to bar associations, philanthropic groups and book clubs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I had a hard time putting this book down. It had been a while since I had read Ms. Forster's book 1 " Severed Relations", but I soon remembered why I enjoyed Finn O'Brien so much. Tongue in cheek humor, self depreciation and self respect all at the same time. His search for justice rings true and you can understand his passion. His relationship with his partner Cori has a complicated and changing balance that keeps the reader interested and guessing. The new characters (the good guys) I believe are destined to be a future part of Finn and Cori's lives. Hint Hint The book is a very graphic read and had me cringing at times it is suspenseful and complicated. I enjoyed the informative parts and it kept me referring to my atlas. All in all a great book. I had read "Severed Relations" and I received a free copy of this ebook for reasons unrelated to this review. I will be purchasing book 3. Nadine McQuillan Haarsager
I could recommend this book for so many reasons... the vibrant characters, the captivating storyline, and the fascinating prose. Instead, I'll just say that the author seamlessly weaves these well-developed characters into an intriguing story that blends a local murder mystery with international human rights concerns. This is the second book in the Finn O'Brien series and it builds on the characters developed in Severed Relations although it isn't necessary to read them in order, both books are recommended.