"Tess is better than ever" raves Kirkus Reviews of this thrilling mystery from best-selling author Laura Lippman, winner of every major prize in crime fiction. When P.I. Tess Monaghan learns that a mysterious teenager has information about the murder of a U.S. Attorney, she leaks the information to the media. But then an associate of the teen is murdered, and the feds threaten Tess with jail time unless she reveals her source. ". nail-biting suspense ."-Booklist
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by Laura Lippman
"Linda Emond does a beautiful Southern accent, even if it sounds more genteel than ghetto. Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan's boyfriend, Crow, is on the run with a homeless black teenaged boy he's befriended. Emond is a little wide of the mark on Lloyd, and on some of Maryland cracker types they meet. But this does nothing to slow down the expertly plotted action as Tess tries to stay a jump ahead of the villains and Lippman two jumps ahead of the reader; both succeed handily. I particularly like Emond's Wilma Yousif, grieving widow of a high-profile murder victim, whom you somehow know instantly is mean as a snake. Pace and production are terrific, too. B.G. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"
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