Criminal Justice by Barbara Parker

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The author of the best-selling Blood Relations delivers a legal thriller set in steamy southern Florida, where a down-and-out lawyer is accused of murdering an informant for the Drug Enforcement Agency. 60,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour.
 

About Barbara Parker

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Barbara Parker was born in Columbia, South Carolina on January 28, 1947. She studied drama at the University of South Florida. Before graduation she switched her major to history and then went to law school at the University of Miami. She worked as a prosecutor in the state attorney's office in Miami and then went into private practice. She also received a master's degree in creative writing from Florida International University (Miami). Initially, she began writing stories for her son, but it soon became a hobby and eventually her new career. Her first mystery, Suspicion of Innocence, was published in 1994 and became a CBS Movie of the Week entitled Sisters and Other Strangers. She wrote 12 novels during her lifetime including Blood Relations, Criminal Justice, The Dark of Day, and the Suspicion series. She died on March 7, 2009 at the age of 62.
 
Published February 1, 1997 by Dutton. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Although there are undeniable compensations--at diverse times Dan enjoys romantic scenes with Kelly, with Lisa, with ambitious Mayhem vocalist Martha Cruz, and even with Elaine--they vanish when Kelly's killed at Dan's apartment, shot with his own speargun.

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Broke and reduced to taking cases referred by his music producer ex-brother-in-law Rick Robbins, Dan hooks up with keyboard player Martha Cruz, a bandmate of Dan's current girlfriend, Kelly Dorf, who has been arrested for hitting a Miami cop.

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