Rachel is on top of the world. She has a wonderful new lover who likes to go to bed early and a full caseload in her flourishing St. Louis law practice. Nothing could seem less threatening to her state of personal bliss and professional prosperity than a phone call from a CPA named Bruce Rosenthal. But the straight-arrow accountant takes a brutal wrong turn on his way to an appointment in Rachel's office and winds up a victim of an accident too bad to be true. Still, Rachel refuses to do the police's work for them - until violent death pays another visit, this time claiming a victim too near and dear to Rachel to let her turn away from the scent of monstrous evil.The blood is barely dry when Rachel finds herself on a bizarre and mind-boggling trail that leads from a multinational pharmaceutical merger to the presidential campaign of Rachel's political hero - the charismatic U.S. senator from Missouri, Douglas Armstrong. What had the slain accountant discovered, buried deep in the books of the drug company, that involved the senator? How could Douglas Armstrong, whose honesty and integrity make him the last, best hope of American politics, be connected with any kind of crime? And above all, who is piling corpses in Rachel's path on every lead she follows and then targets Rachel herself, turning her from hunter to hunted by killers who will not give up until she goes down?
- Hardback | 336 pages
- 160.02 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 680.39g
- 01 Sep 1995
- Dutton Books
- United States