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" [A]n electrifying story of deception, duplicity and suspense:
Peter Caine, a cutthroat Manhattan defense attorney, is extremely adept at his job. On the surface, he is charming and handsome, but inside he is cold and heartless. A sociopath practically incapable of human emotions, he has no remorse when he fights to acquit murderers, pedophiles and rapists. 
When Charlie Doyle, the daughter of the Manhattan DA—and Peter’s former lover—is murdered, Peter’s world is quickly sent into a tailspin as the DA, a professional enemy of Peter’s, embarks on a witch hunt to avenge his daughter’s death, stopping at nothing to ensure Peter is found guilty of the murder.
Peter sets out to prove his innocence, and as he pieces together his defense, he finds that it’s those closest to us who are capable of the greatest harm."

"[T]hose who love digging into the minds of characters who look but don’t act like the rest of us will find themselves on the edge of their seats until the very end.”

- Booklist

"Brady (The Blind) has written another taut psychological thriller that will keep readers guessing till the very end."

- Library Journal


Published by Park Row Books, an imprint of HarperCollins/Harlequin

"Amid a seething culture of depravity and ruinous corruption, shocking revelations pave the way to an explosive finale. Fans of unusual protagonists are in for a treat."

- Publishers Weekly

"[W]ell written and flawlessly edited; the dialogues are excellent and I marveled at the unique and distinctive voices of the characters. Peter is a sociopath, and Ms. Brady did a terrific job at conveying Peter's state of mind. I was also pleasantly surprised that the author, who is a woman, channels an entirely convincing male voice. The story is tightly plotted, and it's only when you get to the conclusion that you realize how meticulously the story was planned, and how necessary the Now and Then were in making the whole thing crystal clear in hindsight."

- Fresh Fiction

"Fast-paced, taut, intense, sinister, dark, twisty, masterfully written, addictive, clever, and deliciously disturbing--you won't be able to put this book down until its jaw-dropping, satisfying ending." 

- Judith D Collins 


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