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*Starred Review* With her third legal thriller featuring L.A. Deputy DA Rachel Knight, former prosecutor Clark delivers another winner. Here the author's alterego becomes involved with Hollywood royalty and all the media attention it entails. It starts when Knight and Detective Bailey Keller begin working on the kidnapping of teenager Hayley Antonovich, only child of megaproducer Russell Antonovich. While the kidnapping turns out to be a ruse devised by Hayley and her boyfriend involving a dispute over the rights to a screenplay, it leads to murder. Trusting forensic evidence, Knight charges a Hollywood insider, a former child star who has become a pillar of the community, with the crimes, thus facing career-ending professional exile if she loses. As the media barrage intensifies, with Knight accused of acting only to get herself in the spotlight, Clark ratchets up the suspense at every turn, with even jury selection becoming a nail-biter. Boasting a feisty protagonist, a winning supporting cast, and steadily escalating courtroom drama, Killer Ambition finds Clark at the top of her game. Legal thrillers don't get much better than this.--Leber, Michele Copyright 2010 Booklist


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Rachel Knight finds her professional future on the line in former prosecutor Clark's suspenseful and gripping third legal thriller featuring the L.A. deputy DA (after 2012's Guilt by Degrees), the best yet in the series. Teenager Hayley Antonovich has disappeared, and her father, Russell, a blockbuster Hollywood producer, alerts the authorities only after he's paid the $1 million ransom without getting his child back. Hoping that Hayley can be found alive, Knight and her allies in the LAPD feverishly comb the ransom drop for clues. News that Hayley had been dating 19-year-old Brian Shandling makes the latter an obvious person of interest, but before he can be located, Hayley is found stabbed to death. Knight and her team believe they have identified the killer, but she must use every trick in her trial lawyer's arsenal to have a hope of prevailing at trial. Clark's own expertise enables her to realistically portray the drama and vicissitudes of a criminal prosecution. Agent: Dan Conaway, Writer's House. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Book list
From Booklist, Copyright © American Library Association. Used with permission.

*Starred Review* With her third legal thriller featuring L.A. Deputy DA Rachel Knight, former prosecutor Clark delivers another winner. Here the author's alterego becomes involved with Hollywood royalty and all the media attention it entails. It starts when Knight and Detective Bailey Keller begin working on the kidnapping of teenager Hayley Antonovich, only child of megaproducer Russell Antonovich. While the kidnapping turns out to be a ruse devised by Hayley and her boyfriend involving a dispute over the rights to a screenplay, it leads to murder. Trusting forensic evidence, Knight charges a Hollywood insider, a former child star who has become a pillar of the community, with the crimes, thus facing career-ending professional exile if she loses. As the media barrage intensifies, with Knight accused of acting only to get herself in the spotlight, Clark ratchets up the suspense at every turn, with even jury selection becoming a nail-biter. Boasting a feisty protagonist, a winning supporting cast, and steadily escalating courtroom drama, Killer Ambition finds Clark at the top of her game. Legal thrillers don't get much better than this.--Leber, Michele Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publishers Weekly
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Rachel Knight finds her professional future on the line in former prosecutor Clark's suspenseful and gripping third legal thriller featuring the L.A. deputy DA (after 2012's Guilt by Degrees), the best yet in the series. Teenager Hayley Antonovich has disappeared, and her father, Russell, a blockbuster Hollywood producer, alerts the authorities only after he's paid the $1 million ransom without getting his child back. Hoping that Hayley can be found alive, Knight and her allies in the LAPD feverishly comb the ransom drop for clues. News that Hayley had been dating 19-year-old Brian Shandling makes the latter an obvious person of interest, but before he can be located, Hayley is found stabbed to death. Knight and her team believe they have identified the killer, but she must use every trick in her trial lawyer's arsenal to have a hope of prevailing at trial. Clark's own expertise enables her to realistically portray the drama and vicissitudes of a criminal prosecution. Agent: Dan Conaway, Writer's House. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.