(From the publisher):
In the course of a hot, tense summer in San Antonio, Texas, three children have briefly disappeared, each returning home with chillingly similar stories — of the man who took them in, tended to them, touched them in all the wrong ways. For District Attorney Mark Blackwell, the case could be a publicity windfall, invaluable to his reelection campaign. And when the molester — represented by a high-powered attorney — wants to turn himself in directly to the D.A., Blackwell sees a chance to recharge his passion for his work.
But he confessor recants, the children are unable to identify him, and the case begins to crumble. What could drive an innocent man to subject himself to a city’s violent hatred and recrimination? The answers lie in the shocking testimony of one ten-year-old boy. Suddenly, Blackwell finds himself pitted against the city’s power elite, where promises are always kept and secrets never violated. In a breathtaking novel of legal insight, intrigue, and intensity, Blackwell unearths a scandal that could destroy lives and careers…and he alone must decide whether to let a city bear witness to the deepest desires and degradations of the human heart.
Original title: Loose Among the Lambs
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Courtroom Drama