Los Angeles DA Rachel Knight is brought in to the aftermath of a high-school shooting in Marcia Clark's most topical thriller yet.
It's every parent's worst nightmare. A Columbine-style massacre in a crowded high school hall has left the community shocked to the core. Two students are identified as the killers. Both are dead, believed to have committed a mutual suicide.
But in the aftermath, as LA Special Trials prosecutor Rachel Knight and Detective Bailey Keller dig deeper, they realise that the pieces don't add up. Did the shooters really kill themselves? Or are they still on the loose?
When someone starts dropping clues that another horrific crime is in the works, Rachel and Bailey scramble desperately to identify their suspects. The question now isn't whether they plan to kill again. It's whether they can be stopped...
Clark handles sometimes painfully raw scenes with great sensitivity...a tour de force — Booklist
A ticking time bomb of a thriller...The twisty plot and dynamic duo make for a suspenseful, if sobering, page-turner — Publishers Weekly
Marcia Clark has upped the ante yet again... Pulse-pounding, poignant, and provocative, this is a story that will engage your heart and your mind — Examiner
Thrilling — Closer
When it comes to Californian crime, Ms Clark knows her onions — Grazia
It's no big surprise that Marcia Clark knows her way around a courtroom, and a murder mystery - but she's also a terrific writer and storyteller — James Patterson
Praise for Marcia Clark and the Rachel Knight series — .
Clark's latest legal thriller...builds real drama out of its tabloid crime and makes Knight a likable crusader for truth in Tinseltown — People
It's no big surprise that Marcia Clark knows her way around a courtroom, and a murder mystery - but she's also a terrific writer and storyteller. — James Patterson
Suspenseful and gripping.... the best yet in the series. Clark's own expertise enables her to realistically portray the drama and vicissitudes of a criminal prosecution — Publishers Weekly
Legal thrillers don't get much better than this.... Boasting a feisty protagonist, a winning supporting cast, and steadily escalating courtroom drama, KILLER AMBITION finds Clark at the top of her game — Booklist
A refreshing and suspenseful portrayal of high-stakes trials — Los Angeles Times
You must read this book: it is wildly and complexly plotted, ebulliently witty and filled with riotous humor; it details the inner workings of the L.A. legal system with unprecedented accuracy and verve - and to top it off, it is a damn, damn, good thriller — James Ellroy
This introduction to LA special prosecutor Rachel Knight charms from the first line then surfs a tide of knockabout humour, sassy backchat and armour-piercing observation — Daily Telegraph
Knight makes a compelling protagonist - rebellious, straight-forward, salty — Guardian
Spying on the system's inner workings proves increasingly addictive, and it's refreshing to find a lead character pursuing a stressful life because she actually enjoys it. A blade-sharp read. — Financial Times
Marcia Clark knows her villains, and GUILT BY DEGREES gives us one you won't forget. She also gives us one of the toughest and most appealing heroes to come along in a very long time. Prosecutor Rachel Knight is smart, funny, and just about fearless in her pursuit of justice and a good martini — Joseph Finder