Lisa Scottoline – Devil’s Corner

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 crosshairs of a conspiracy as powerful as it is relentless.

Author: Lisa Scottoline
Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat
Duration: 11 hours 28 minutes
Released: 5 Jan 2006
Publisher: HarperAudio
Language: English

User Review:

living intolerable

Scottoline is a master of the “humorous self realization” but cuts them back to write a gritty story of her old neighborhood which has gone from bad to pure urban blight. It is thrilling, touching, but much more serious than some of her other books which are practically light hearted with humor. There is budding romance for those who like that. The writer / narrator is always engaging to TRUE Scottoline fans. (Those who don’t hate Rosenblatt’s “performance” style or the few mouth noises not edited out). (People can be so prissy about such things.) This is Scottoline at her most serious and she is still fun and very entertaining.