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Never one to shy away from controversy, the best-selling Rosenberg's sixth novel takes on a knotty one: rogue cops and the code of silence that permits a few bad actors to intimidate other officers and abuse citizens. After two years with the force in the L.A. suburb of Oak Grove, Rachel Simmons, a widow with a teenage daughter and a toddler son, has much to learn. Moonlighting as a security guard to pay off medical bills from her husband's long illness, she hasn't really bonded with her graveyard-shift colleagues. When Rachel declines to go along with the official lie about a Mob-related incident in which a high-school athlete died, she's fair game: threats to her family, violence, wiretapping, and a cold shoulder that leaves her alone with a corpse, a speed freak, and $50,000 in drug money. Although at times tempted to back off or even join in the corruption, Rachel has a core of integrity that keeps her on the high (but not the safe) road. A handsome assistant DA provides legal insights and romantic interest here, but Abuse of Power is closer to a police procedural (or anti-procedural) than a legal thriller. Despite shortcuts and stereotypes, it convincingly demonstrates why a bad cop is even more dangerous than a bad perp.
This is a story where a number of people, including a LD man, get twisted in a complex plot of crime and violence.
As a probation officer, Ann Carlisle knows what it means to walk a treacherous thin line between dangerous criminals who have scores to settle--and the system that seeks to punish them. But now an unseen assailant has shot and seriously injured her, thrusting her into a new world of terror. Part of the "Books That Take You Anywhere You Want To Go"
Rosenberg has created a gutsy and sympathetic heroine in prosecutor Lily Forrester, and her breathtaking plot involves rape, murder, passion, betrayal, vengeance and the legal system.
in her novels featuring ( officer Carolyn Sullivan best-selling author Nancy Rosenberg brilliantly fuses gripping plot lines - razor-sharp portrayal of a single woman in a world of shattered lives, criminals and flickering hopes.In her new novel, Carolyn confronts the brutal death, her best friend-and the dark mystery that surrounds it. Carolyn knew everything about Veronica Campbell. She knew about the case of murder and retribution that haunted her life and career. About her stormy relationship with her husband, Drew. About the emotional darkness that was overwhelming Veronica's fragile seventeen-year-old daughter, Jude. But seeing her friend laid out on a cold hard slab of steel in a morgue, and hearing the initial judgments of the investigators, Carolyn also knows this: there's no way Veronica would have ever taken her own life. And when Carolyn receives a note threatening her away from the case, she knows a killer is at large. Carolyn must separate lies from truths in a world of complex relationships and battered psyches. As a hidden side of Veronica's life emerges, including the stunning possibility that Veronica had taken a lover, Carolyn becomes increasingly involved with Veronica's daughter, who claims her father has been abusing her for years. Trusting a person she doesn't truly know, putting her own upcoming marriage with wealthy, charming Marcus Wright in jeopardy, Carolyn investigates the brutal murder of another young woman. With danger and deceit swirling all around her, Carolyn is determined to lure her prime suspect out of the shadows. But all the while a killer is coming straight after her... Relentlessly paced with revealing insights into the criminal justice system, Revenge of Innocents showcases Nancy Taylor Rosenberg at the height of her riveting storytelling talent.
In her novels featuring California probation officer Carolyn Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author Nancy Taylor Rosenberg brilliantly fuses gripping plotlines with a razor-sharp portrayal of a single woman in a world of shattered lives, hard-core criminals and flickering hopes. In her new novel, Carolyn confronts the brutal death of her best friend--and the dark mystery that surrounds it. Carolyn knew everything about Veronica Campbell. She knew about the case of murder and retribution that haunted her life and career. About her stormy relationship with her husband Drew. About the emotional darkness that was overwhelming Veronica's fragile seventeen-year-old daughter Jude. But seeing her friend laid out on a cold hard slab of steel in a morgue, and hearing the initial judgments of the investigators, Carolyn also knows this: there's no way Veronica would have ever taken her own life. And when Carolyn receives a note threatening her away from the case, she knows a killer is at large. Carolyn must separate lies from truths in a world of complex relationships and battered psyches. As a hidden side of Veronica's life emerges, including the stunning possibility that Veronica had taken a lover, Carolyn becomes increasingly involved with Veronica's daughter, who claims her father has been abusing her for years. Trusting a person she doesn't truly know, putting her own upcoming marriage with wealthy, charming Marcus Wright in jeopardy, Carolyn investigates the brutal murder of another young woman. With danger and deceit swirling all around her, Carolyn is determined to lure her prime suspect out of the shadows. But all the while a killer is coming straight after her... Relentlessly paced with revealing insights into the criminal justice system, Revenge Of Innocents showcases Nancy Taylor Rosenberg at the height of her riveting storytelling talent.
New York Times best-selling author Nancy Taylor Rosenberg's riveting novels, Sullivan's Law and Sullivan's Justice, gutsy probation officer Carolyn Sullivan proved she's a heroine readers can root for-a single mom intent on serving justice. Now Carolyn's pursuing a twisted killer in a case that will defy logic, evidence, and her own street smarts, pitting Carolyn against a man who may be the most dangerous she's ever known.... Ten years ago, Carolyn Sullivan recommended a forty-four year sentence for vicious murderer and serial rapist Carl Holden. Cold, cunning, and without remorse, Holden was the kind of criminal the death penalty was made for, and the forensic evidence had him nailed-or so everyone thought. But when the evidence is discredited, Holden is a free man again, and Carolyn is his assigned probation officer. To the state. Holden. is a man who has served his time. But Carolyn still remembers the grieving family and the victims who have been betrayed by a miscarriage of justice. She knows Holden for what he is-a stone cold sociopath-and she's determined to see him behind bars forever. Then a chance traffic accident introduces Carolyn to the charming and wealthy Marcus Knight, a man who seems to have as many secrets as he does bank accounts. Marcus wants Carolyn, and for the first time in a long time, Carolyn likes being wanted. The killings. start again. A Body is found in the same location where Carl Holden buried his first victim. As more shocking crimes are uncovered, everything Carolyn has ever trusted as a professional is put to the test. With the stakes rising higher and time runping out, Carolyn takes the biggest gamble of her life, one that could . catch a killer or take her straight into her worst nightmare.
New York Times bestselling author Nancy Taylor Rosenberg's latest thriller finds probation officer Carolyn Sullivan pursuing a twisted killer in a case that defies logic, evidence, and Carolyn's own street smarts. . . It's been ten years since Carolyn Sullivan helped put vicious murderer and serial rapist Carl Holden behind bars. Forensic evidence had him nailed dead to rights. But in a stunning turn of events, Holden is once again a free man--and Carolyn is his probation officer. To the state, Holden has served his time. To Carolyn, he represents a heinous miscarriage of justice. Then a body is found in the same location where Holden buried his first victim. As the dead count quickly mounts, everything Carolyn ever trusted as a professional is put to the test. With time running out, only the biggest gamble of her life can stop a ruthless killer--or bring alive her worst nightmare. "A great page-turner. . . a whirlwind finish. " --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A terrific protagonist, fabulous forensic support, and an incredible climax. . . A superb thriller. " --Midwest Book Review "A detailed insider's look behind the badge. " --Daily News [A Selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club] Nancy Taylor Rosenberg's fourteen-year career in law enforcement included jobs with the Dallas Police Department, the New Mexico State Police, the Ventura Police, and the Ventura County Probation Department, where she was a superior court investigator. A New York Times bestselling author, she has won acclaim for her novels Mitigating Circumstances, Interest of Justice, First Offense, California Angel, Trial by Fire, Abuse of Power, Buried Evidence, Conflict of Interest, Sullivan's Law, and Sullivan's Justice. Her books have been translated into almost every language and have been bestsellers in many countries. She has been featured in People magazine and has appeared on Prime Time Live, The Today Show, Rivera Live, Entertainment Tonight, and CNN's Talk Back Live. She lives in the Los Angeles area.
Probation officer Carolyn Sullivan's brother discovers the body of his girlfriend in his swimming pool, and soon he's the prime suspect.
Carolyn Sullivan becomes embroiled in a dangerous case that puts her family at risk when she's assigned to supervise convicted killer and paranoid schizophrenic Daniel Metroix.
In her work for the Ventura County Probation Department, Carolyn Sullivan interviews the most dangerous, depraved criminals--and Raphael Moreno is at the top of the list. The hardened street thug has been convicted in a series of gruesome and baffling murders, including the decapitation of his own mother. For the first time, Carolyn is face-to-face with a criminal who truly frightens her. But things are about to get much hotter--and much deadlier for Carolyn. A phone call from her brother, Neil, propels her into a nightmare. A popular bachelor and successful artist, Neil has discovered the body of his fiancée, Laurel, floating in his swimming pool. When her death is ruled a homicide, Neil becomes the prime suspect. After his alibi falls apart, the sensitive brother Carolyn thought she knew suddenly seems like a complete stranger. And then the most shattering news surfaces: Blood found in Neil's expensive new car links him to Raphael Moreno and his unthinkable crimes. Could Carolyn's own brother actually be a cold-hearted, ruthless killer?Crackling with tension and gritty authenticity, Sullivan's Justice is a white-knuckle ride into the belly of the beast that doesn't let up until the last startling page. PRAISE FOR NANCY TAYLOR ROSENBERG AND SULLIVAN'S LAW "Everything a legal thriller fan could hope for. As always, Nancy Taylor Rosenberg delivers the goods. " --Nelson DeMille"Rosenberg keeps the tension high. " --People "A fast-paced thriller. . . . Carolyn Sullivan is so human and determined that it's almost impossible not to race to the end to see what happens to her next. " --Publishers Weekly
The labyrinth of the law, the dark secrets of the human heart, together with the forces of lust, greed, ambition, and power combine to give us a breathless page-turning thriller set in Texas.
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