Mason "Mace" Perry was a maverick cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything - her career, her liberty - and spent two years in prison. Now back on the outside, Mace is trying to rebuild her life and track down the people who set her up. But even with her police chief sister at her side, she has to work in the shadows: there's a vindictive US attorney on her tail and he's just looking for a reason to send her back behind bars...
Roy Kingman is a young lawyer, still getting used to his high-paid job at a law firm in Washington. When Roy discovers the dead body of a female partner at the firm, his fate becomes entangled with Mace's, as the two team up to investigate.
But as their enquiries gather pace, Roy and Mace soon find themselves in unexpected territory; drawn into both the private and public world of the nation's capital, as dark secrets begin to emerge. For what began as a fairly routine homicide investigation will quickly turn into something far more complex. And possibly lethal...
PRAISE FOR DAVID BALDACCI
"He is able to deliver eloquently what the public wants" Guardian
"One of the world's biggest-selling thriller writers, Baldacci needs no introduction . . ." Daily Mail
"Baldacci inhabits the skin of his creations - tripping us up with unexpected empathy and subtle identification" Sunday Express
This promising first in a new series from bestseller Baldacci (First Family) introduces Beth Perry, chief of the District of Columbia's Metropolitan Police, and Beth's younger sister, Mace Perry, a former police officer dubbed "the Patty Hearst of the twenty-first century" after she was seized by bandits, drugged and taken along on a series of armed robberies around Washington. Mace, who's just getting out of prison after serving a two-year sentence, is willing to risk everything to clear her name and reclaim her life as a cop by cracking a big case on her own. The rape-murder of a powerful lawyer as well as the killing of a prominent U.S. attorney provide Mace an opportunity to vindicate herself. While Baldacci draws his characters in bright primary colors, and some of the action reaches comic book proportions, he delivers his usual intricate plotting and sets the stage nicely for highly competent Beth and impulsive, streetwise Mace to take on more bad guys.
The story line and characters are good, yet to find anything by Baldacci which does not wind me in and keep me interested. Content great.
The typeset and formatting of the text looks like it has been done whilst in a hall of mirrors on mind altering substances. If i dont finish reading this book it will be becasue of the presentation and the way the text is displayed, not easy to read !!!!!!.
Some lines seem to have 1-1.5 spacing, others virtually no spacing.
Very dissapointed and not sure how you can get the spacing and layout so haphazard, pretty poor show and lets the author down badly.
I have jsut read Split Second and Zero Day and they were fine, so someone has dropped the ball on this one.