In the newest novel from New York Times-
bestselling author Karen Robards, a feisty female
attorney's past comes back to haunt her.
One cold November night when Kat White was fifteen years
old, she and some friends held up a convenience store. In
the heat of the moment, one of the others shot and killed
an off-duty cop moonlighting as a security guard. Kat and
her pals fled the scene in a panic, and no one was caught.
Sixteen years later, Kat-now Kate-has built a
new life for herself. Now a single mom with an eight-year-
old son, she works as a prosecutor in the Philadelphia
DA's office. But her dark past rears its head when she
walks into court one day and discovers that she is to
prosecute Mario Castellanos, one of her friends from that
Kate is in a bind: even though
Mario was the one who probably did commit the crime, he's
counting on Kate to make sure he's not convicted. If she
convinces the judge of his guilt, he'll claim that she was
the one who killed the off-duty cop. Before real despair
sets in, Mario is found dead-in her apartment, and with
her pistol. When homicide detective Tom Braga shows up to
investigate the murder, Kate is far from relieved; the two
have clashed since she started working for the
prosecutor's office. But when another man who knows the
secret of Kate's past gets involved in the investigation,
she learns that her life-and her son's-are in danger.
Frantic, she realizes that she has nowhere to turn.
Except, maybe, to Tom . . .