When prosecutor Vicki Allegretti arrives at a rowhouse to
meet a confidential informant, she finds herself in the
wrong place at the wrong time -- and is almost shot to
death. She barely escapes with her life, but cannot save the
two others gunned down before her disbelieving eyes. Stunned
and heartbroken, Vicki tries to figure out how a routine
meeting on a minor case became a double homicide.
Vicki's suspicions take her to Devil's Corner, a city
neighborhood teetering on the brink of ruin -- thick with
broken souls, innocent youth, and a scourge that preys on
both. But the deeper Vicki probes, the more she becomes
convinced that the murders weren't random and the killers
were more ruthless than she thought.
When another murder thrusts Vicki together with an unlikely
ally, she buckles up for a wild ride down a dangerous street
-- and into the cross-hairs of a conspiracy as powerful as
it is relentless.