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"No longer a pawn at one of Boston's most prestigious law firms, Scott Finn has to the tough Charlestown streets of his youth. There, as a sole practitioner, he ekes out a living taking on any legal work he can get: from messy divorces to criminal defense. But nothing has prepared him for a case as twisted as this." "Fifteen years ago, a female undercover cop was assaulted in a Roxsbury alley. Bludgeoned with a machete and shot with her own revolver, she survived the attack and ID'd Vincente Salazar, an illegal immigrant and former doctor from El Salvador, as her assailant. Fingerprints on the gun confirmed her testimony, and Salazar was sentenced to a half-century behind bars - forgotten and forsaken by everyone but his grieving family." "Now Salazar wants a new trial, and Finn is the only man willing to fight to find the truth. The deeper Finn digs, though, the more questions there are to answer. Why would so many of Boston's finest risk their careers and even their lives to lie about this crime? Allying himself again with maverick detective Tom Kozlowski and delving into the past, Finn peels back layers of corruption and secrets that stretch from Central America to Boston's suburbs. Before Finn and Kozlowski know it, it will be their lives that hang in the balance as the search for the thin line between guilt and Innocence."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0446580147
Branch Call Number: M HOSP
Characteristics: viii, 416 p. ; 24 cm

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Aug 03, 2015

A fairly good crime novel, typical of David Hosp's work, but not as good as "Among Thieves" or "Next of Kin" which he wrote later. The plot is mainline crime fiction fare and it moves along quite well, with the expected level of mayhem but the main characters remain a bit superficial. It appears that Hosp began to hit his stride in his later books.

Feb 04, 2011

Great book. Could not out it down. Will keep you interested right till the chilling end. A must read.


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