Synopses & Reviews
Cate is presiding over a high-profile multi-million dollar lawsuit in which the producer of a highly successful TV series is being sued for stealing ideas. Unfortunately, Cate has to make a ruling that ends the lawsuit in the sleazy TV guy's favour. Upset over the ruling she had to make, Cate heads for a bar and there meets a good-looking man and goes off with him to a motel. Cate soon realises she's made a mistake and turns to leave, but the guy becomes aggressive and Cate barely manages to get out of the room. At home, she turns on the local news to learn that the TV producer from her court case has been shot to death outside a local restaurant. Not only that, but a man has been found dead after a fall from a motel's staircase. A stricken Cate recognises instantly the leather-jacketed man who'd attacked her at the hotel.
Cate Fante is strong and sexy and wears designer suits like overpriced armor. She's just become a judge but leads a dark double life that she hides from everyone.
Her cover is blown when a high-profile case in her courtroom takes a stunning turn. Overnight the tabloids tell her secret, her boyfriend dumps her, and her new career hangs in tatters. But Cate's troubles are only beginning. An enemy no one anticipated sends her running for her life, and she'll have to fight her way back to the truth . . . or die trying.
Attractive, sexy, and tough-minded, Federal judge Cate Fante's world is thrown into turmoil when her secrets are revealed and both her job and her life become threatened in this gripping new thriller by a "New York Times" bestselling author.
About the Author
Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen novels. She has been given the Fun Fearless Female Award by Cosmopolitan magazine and has also won the Edgar Award for excellence in writing suspense fiction. She serves on the board of the National Italian American Foundation and the Mystery Writers of America. A former trial lawyer, Lisa also teaches Justice and Fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. Her books are published in more than twenty languages, and she remains a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area.