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For fans of Lisa Scottoline and Law and Order: SVU, former federal sex-crimes prosecutor Allison Leotta’s novel explores the intersection of sex and power as Anna Curtis investigates the murder of one of DC’s highest-paid escorts.

When a beautiful young woman plummets to her death from the balcony of the US Capitol, Assistant US Attorney Anna Curtis is summoned to the scene. The victim is one of the city’s highest-paid escorts. And the balcony belongs to Washington’s sole representative to Congress, the most powerful figure in city politics.

For Anna, the high-profile case is an opportunity. But as the political stakes rise, she realizes that a single mistake could end her career. At the same time, her budding romance with the chief homicide prosecutor is at a crossroads. Determined to gain respect in the office, Anna wants to keep their relationship a secret. But the mounting pressure and media attention that come with this case will inevitably expose their relationship—if it doesn’t destroy it first. And the further Anna’s investigation takes her, the larger the target on her own back.

From the secret social clubs where Washington’s most powerful men escape from public view to the asphalt “track” where the city’s most vulnerable women work the streets, Discretion is a gripping exploration of sex, power, and the secrets we all keep.

Synopsis:

"Imagine one of the best episodes of the TV series Law and Order: SVU, but set in Washington, DC...Allison Leotta takes readers on a journey inside the elite of Washington and the world of escort services" (Associated Press).

When a beautiful young woman plummets to her death from the balcony of the US Capitol, Assistant US Attorney Anna Curtis is summoned to the scene. The victim is one of the city's highest-paid escorts. And the balcony belongs to Washington's sole representative to Congress, the most powerful figure in city politics.

For Anna, the high-profile case is an opportunity. But as the political stakes rise, she realizes that a single mistake could end her career. At the same time, her budding romance with the chief homicide prosecutor is at a crossroads. Determined to gain respect in the office, Anna wants to keep their relationship a secret. But the mounting pressure and media attention that come with this case will inevitably expose their relationship--if it doesn't destroy it first. And the further Anna's investigation takes her, the larger the target on her own back.

From the secret social clubs where Washington's most powerful men escape from public view to the asphalt "track" where the city's most vulnerable women work the streets, Discretion is a gripping exploration of sex, power, and the secrets we all keep.

Synopsis:

"Imagine one of the best episodes of the TV series Law and Order: SVU,

About the Author

Allison Leotta was a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., specializing in felony sex crimes and domestic violence for more than ten years. In 2011, she left the Department of Justice to pursue writing fulltime. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Michigan State University, she lives with her husband, Michael, and their two sons in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781476710358
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Leotta, Allison
Publisher:
Touchstone
Subject:
General Fiction
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Literature-A to Z
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Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
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Thrillers
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Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20140603
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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Product details 352 pages Touchstone Books - English 9781476710358 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Imagine one of the best episodes of the TV series Law and Order: SVU, but set in Washington, DC...Allison Leotta takes readers on a journey inside the elite of Washington and the world of escort services" (Associated Press).

When a beautiful young woman plummets to her death from the balcony of the US Capitol, Assistant US Attorney Anna Curtis is summoned to the scene. The victim is one of the city's highest-paid escorts. And the balcony belongs to Washington's sole representative to Congress, the most powerful figure in city politics.

For Anna, the high-profile case is an opportunity. But as the political stakes rise, she realizes that a single mistake could end her career. At the same time, her budding romance with the chief homicide prosecutor is at a crossroads. Determined to gain respect in the office, Anna wants to keep their relationship a secret. But the mounting pressure and media attention that come with this case will inevitably expose their relationship--if it doesn't destroy it first. And the further Anna's investigation takes her, the larger the target on her own back.

From the secret social clubs where Washington's most powerful men escape from public view to the asphalt "track" where the city's most vulnerable women work the streets, Discretion is a gripping exploration of sex, power, and the secrets we all keep.

"Synopsis" by , "Imagine one of the best episodes of the TV series Law and Order: SVU,
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