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 freedom- and spent two years in prison. Now on her return to society, 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, ...
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 freedom- and spent two years in prison. Now on her return to society, 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, 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 practice in Washington. When Roy discovers the dead body of a female partner at work 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. What began as a fairly routine homicide investigation quickly turns into something far more complex. And possibly lethal ...Gripping, fast-paced excitement from one of the world's master storytellers.
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Publishers Weekly, 2009-09-21 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. (Oct. 27) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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