From the NY Times bestselling author Debbi Mack:
Can Sam defend two clients of murder before becoming the next victim?
Stephanie Ann "Sam" McRae's busy, but orderly life as a Maryland lawyer takes a chaotic turn when two clients are accused of murder. A poor, black girl is accused of killing her mother. A young man suspected of embezzlement is accused of murdering his boss. The cases collide in a bizarre way involving girl gangs and computer pornography.
Sam ventures into the heart of DC's suburban ghettos to find answers. A maniacal killer who'll do anything to hide them stalks her. After a nearly disastrous confrontation, Sam must do business on the run. As the body count grows, Sam races to learn the truth and clear her clients before she becomes the next victim.
REVIEWS AND ENDORSEMENTS
"LEAST WANTED is a brave, heartbreaking, and thrilling book with a complex plot that takes attorney Sam McRae on a dizzying tour of several circles of urban hell, against a backdrop of white-collar crime. I loved it, and I admire Mack for writing it without flinching or suggesting easy answers. It's a sequel that outdoes IDENTITY CRISIS and holds the promise of a great series."
-- Timothy Hallinan, author of THE QUEEN OF PATPONG and CRASHED
"In LEAST WANTED, Debbi Mack serves up a solid mystery plot wired together with high octane suspense. Washington, DC attorney Sam McRae is smart, tough and dedicated, but her latest cases in LEAST WANTED push her to her limits. Defending two clients accused of murder, she finds herself dealing with girl gangs, pornography and crazed killers. For mystery and suspense, it's Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan in Baltimore and Robert B. Parker's Spenser in Boston, but Sam McRae is the woman to have at your back in Washington."
-- Austin S. Camacho, author of the Hannibal Jones mystery series
"Sam McRae is back and as brash as ever, with a colorful cast, a relentless plot, and enough twists to leave you breathless. Debbi Mack has carved her own niche in the mystery pantheon."
-- Scott Nicholson, author of DISINTEGRATION
"LEAST WANTED hooks you from the start and never lets go. A fascinating and absorbing mystery."
-- Simon Wood, author of LOWLIFES
"Fast-paced and brimming with dark, twisting plot turns, LEAST WANTED will keep crime and mystery buffs off balance and guessing until the very end."
-- J.T. Cummins, author of COBBLESTONES
"From its clever—and ironic—title to the carefully drawn characters ..., LEAST WANTED is a worthy sequel to Debbi Mack's first crime novel."
-- Jeremiah Healy, author of THE ONLY GOOD LAWYER and A STAIN UPON THE ROBE
"Sam McRae is not your run of the mill attorney. She is a strong, intelligent, and fiercely committed advocate, who puts her life on the line in the pursuit of justice. Author Debbi Mack brings to the hardboiled genre, a fresh voice and direct writing style that gives this richly layered mystery a feeling of authenticity I found wholly compelling. The multifaceted plot grips the reader like a falcon's talons and never lets go."
--Lawrence Kelter, bestselling author of The Stephanie Chalice Mystery Series
Mack's unconvincing second Sam McRae mystery (after Identity Crisis) finds the Maryland lawyer fighting for two very different clients. Belligerent Shanae Jackson, who has drug problems, hires McRae to defend her 13-year-old daughter, Tina, who broke an old woman's arm in an attempted purse-snatching. McRae must deal with a bright but uncooperative Tina as well as Rodney Fisher, the girl's mostly absent and neglectful father. McRae is also assisting in the legal defense of Brad Higgins, who has been accused of embezzlement by his employer, Kozmik Games. As McRae digs into that case, she suspects someone set Higgins up. Meanwhile, Tina risks going to prison after the prosecutor in her case moves to have her tried as an adult. A clue provides an unexpected link between Higgins's problem and Tina's predicament. Unlicensed, unorthodox investigator Darius Wilson Jr. provides much-needed help as the twin investigations improbably morph into one deadly situation. (BookLife)
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