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Book Title: Dark Lady|
The size of the: 659 KB
Edition: Random House Large Print
Date of issue: August 31st 1999
ISBN 13: 9780375408441
The author of the book: Richard North Patterson
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:Solid research add details to the plot of 'Dark Lady' which equal a good story and strong characters, who are very believable. Intricate as filigree, it is impossible to know the next twist, the next turn. The main character Stella Marz is a tarnished gem, but I admire her guts. A Catholic third generation Polish American who had to break with her family to go to college and live the life of an ambitious prosecutor, she has slowly learned how to maneuver in the murky world of politics, where every decision, and every good cause, must by necessity be linked to dirty money and even dirtier personal secrets.
Steelton is an economically sick place with major industries having either left town or died. The politicians from the mayor to the police are looking for ways to make money, and they think a baseball stadium will have the power to turn things around. However, as much as they all want to help Steelton survive, downtown is a snake pit of ambition, power bases, corruption and racial divisions that endure from decades of connected history. No one grows up clean, yet politics demands public purity. Everyone knows the local mafia boss Moro must have people inside the Mayor's and the Prosecutor's office - a number of vice cases are lost under suspicious circumstances which whisper a greater criminal conspiracy. But when Public Defender Jack Novak turns up dead in a bizarre sexual S&M scene, Marz can't let it go. Thirteen years ago he had helped Stella realize her ambitions through their relationship, but he had also introduced her to sexual practices that made her wonder about her personal ethics and her own moral fault lines. Now, once again Novak is shocking her to reality, and she realizes she has been closing her eyes and doing nothing in the face of distinct clues that corruption may have crept into every political office in Steelton.
When she meets a little girl who is grieving for her runaway mother, her faith in people shaken, Marz can no longer tolerate letting it go.
I liked this book very much.
Read information about the authorRichard North Patterson is the author of fourteen previous bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, Patterson served as the SEC’s liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups dealing with gun violence, political reform, and women’s rights. He lives in San Francisco and on Martha’s Vineyard.
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Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, International Award, 1995 for Degree of Guilt
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