By Danielle Steel
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Danielle metal sweeps us from a long island court to the Deep South in her robust new novel--at as soon as a behind-closed-doors check out the guts of a relations and a story of crime and punishment.
Eleven years have handed seeing that Alexa Hamilton left the South at the back of, fleeing the ache of her ex-husband's betrayal and the cruelty of his well-known Charleston family members. Now an assistant D.A. in new york, Alexa has ultimately positioned her demons to relaxation, creating a identify for herself as a best prosecutor, dealing with the city's hardest circumstances whereas juggling her position as committed unmarried mother to a teenage daughter.
But every thing adjustments while Alexa is passed her most recent case: the trial of accused serial killer Luke Quentin. Sifting via mountains of forensic facts, Alexa prepares for a high-stakes trial...until threatening letters throw her deepest lifestyles into turmoil. The letters are addressed to her attractive seventeen-year-old daughter, Savannah, whom Alexa has been raising...
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He shrugged. " She smiled very brilliantly. "In other words, a poor girl won't be able to tell the noble ones from the ignoble ones, will she? Clearly her best bet is not to let any of them too close. " Secure in the knowledge that she'd put him firmly in his place, Sabrina didn't hesitate to reinforce the lesson after dinner when they moved into the crowded lounge. She politely but firmly refused his invitation to dance. "Sabrina," Jake began wearily, "you know damn well you want to dance. Why in hell are you punishing yourself?
She considered the soft command, one nail tapping on the steering wheel as she glared up at him. "You're becoming awfully bossy," she finally observed. "I've seen you drive," was all he said. "And I've seen you drive. Get in on the passenger side, Jake, or get left behind," she advised. " "Sabrina—" he began firmly. " And suddenly she did. Very much. He seemed to sense the determination in her. One brow arched quizzically as if he were considering the alternatives, and then without a word he closed her car door, paced around the hood and slid into the passenger seat.
It was a prison cell, Sabrina. A hellhole of a place in Southeast Asia. I was there for six months and I thought I was going to die there," he whispered starkly. His gray eyes burned over her as if seeking salvation. "The dying, I could have handled. " It was a prayer. "But I managed it," he went on heavily. "I refought every unarmed-combat match I'd ever been in, dissected every self-defense hold and the philosophy behind it that I'd ever learned and analyzed everything I'd ever known about willpower and energy.