The hero of David Rosenfelt's previous novels, Edgar-nominated Open
and Shut and First Degree, Andy Carpenter returns to prove the
innocence of a reporter accused of being a serial killer.
attorney Andy Carpenter has been successfully avoiding taking on new
cases until his sometime friend and newspaper owner, Vince Sanders,
calls and asks him for a favor. Daniel Cummings, Vince's star reporter,
is being used as the mouthpiece for a brutal serial killer. He has been
cooperating with the police but Vince wants to make sure both the
newspaper and Daniel are protected. Andy thinks the case will be a
piece of cake...until Daniel is found unconscious in the park next to
the killer's latest victim. Daniel claims he intended to stop the
murder but the police arrest him.
Now, with the help of his
girlfriend Laurie and his partner Kevin, Andy reluctantly plunges into
the case. And as he learns more about Daniel's shady background he
begins to wonder how deadly the truth might be.
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