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As a probation officer, Ann Carlisle knows what it means to walk a treacherous thin line between dangerous criminals who have scores to settle--and the system that seeks to punish them. But now an unseen assailant has shot and seriously injured her, thrusting her into a new world of terror. Part of the "Books That Take You Anywhere You Want To Go" summer reading promotion.
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This book gives you a look into the criminal justice system by following a probation officer. While checking on one of her charges, Ann Carlisle gets caught up in more than she bargained for and finds herself in dire circumstances. This was a very good book, with lots of suspense and action. I'd highly recommend it.
Aug 16, 2007
Like it very much. Nancy Taylor Roseberg is a very good writer. I have all her books so far.
Publishers Weekly, 1994-05-30 America's most popular champion of vigilantism ( Mitigating Circumstances ) returns with another button-pushing melodrama showing how a spunky heroine who takes the law into her own hands can bring down any villain. Rosenberg's new angel of vengeance is California probation officer Ann Carlisle, beautiful blonde and single mom. Ann doesn't kill for justice, as one previous Rosenberg heroine did; she merely illegally breaks-and-enters in order to get her man. But the author makes up for the relatively demure action by linking it to a mug book's worth of the law's failures, including a wrongly convicted felon, a sadistic cop and an overly ambitious DA. The busy plot buzzes with suspense and intrigue: Was it Ann's new drug-dealing probationer who shot her in the shoulder? Is it he who breaks into her house and molests her? Why is her prosecutor-paramour so eager to see an accused rapist behind bars? And has Ann's cop-husband, missing for four years, returned from the grave to make cryptic phone calls? Just when readers will have figured all the angles, savvy Rosenberg unveils the villain and flips the plot into an exciting manhunt, with Ann as bait. Offering plenty of sex and violence--and violent sex--plus a vigorous plucking of heartstrings, Rosenberg notches up another crowd-pleasing page-turner. Paperback rights to Signet; Literary Guild main selection; audio to Penguin HighBridge; author tour. (Aug.)
Publishers Weekly, 1995-06-19 Shot, robbed and assaulted, a California probation officer takes the law into her own hands to catch the villain who has been harassing her. (July)
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