(From the publisher):
As a woman, Nikki Hill is trying to keep her sanity and build a steady love life with a detective named Virgil Sykes. As an L.A. prosecutor, however, Nikki lives from crisis to crisis. From the latest political back stab inside the DA's office to the latest twist in a criminal investigation, Nikki must react to events far beyond her control. And in the headline-grabbing case of a rich man charged with killing his fiancee, Nikki's response will be one crucial link in a chain reaction of powerful forces on both sides of the law.
When Virgil Sykes and his partner first come to the home in posh Hancock Park they find a poor attempt to make a murder look like suicide. They quickly unearth an eyewitness who identifies Randy Bingham, the hapless son of a wealthy financier, as the killer of Shelli Dietz.
The testimony of Shelli's precocious ten-year-old son puts the case into the category of a sure win. But as a trial begins, things start to unravel. Virgil's partner is tainted by a shooting and draws the attention of Internal Affairs. The DA's office goes into revolt and Nikki watches the man she loves devote himself to saving his partner's career. Then, an unrelated case involving a young whtie prostitute crashes up against the prosecution of Randy Bingham. Suddenly, Nikki finds herself in a fast, explosive drama of big-time crooks, reckless cops, and at least one murderous psychopath who won't stop killing.
Original title: L.A. Justice
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Legal Thriller