Rachel North is a law student married to Jack Kirkland, a top Boston defense attorney, and her goal is to become his partner. She accepts an internship with Jack’s sworn enemy, ADA Martha Gardiner, hoping to get a little insight as to how the other side thinks. There is no doubt that Martha and Jack would do anything to see the other fail, and Jack believes Martha requested Rachel as her intern so the ADA will have inside access to his handling of cases.
Author Ryan uses the flashback technique quite effectively to show us how all of the players came together. Rachel worked for Senate President Thomas Rafferty six years previously, and events that occurred then come back to haunt everyone. We see how Rachel and Jack met and why Martha’s animosity towards Jack has no bounds.
As each character shows the reader his/her best and worst character traits, it is difficult to pick the true “bad guy,” but there is enough murder and mayhem to keep us guessing until the last few pages. Thank you Ms Ryan, for a few fun days of reading.
Publisher - Forge Books
Date of Publication - August 20, 2019