Title: Suspicion of Deceit
Publisher: Dutton, 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Hard Cover. Fine, New and Unread/Fine in Plastic DJ Cover. First Edition, First Printing. Bookseller Inventory # 001435
Synopsis: Barbara Parker's searing explorations of Miami's glamour, violence, and convoluted legal system have meant soaring sales for each of her novels. In Suspicion of Deceit, Parker's recurring character, attorney Gail Connor, finds her world spinning out of control as her fiance, Anthony Quintana, is questioned in the deaths of several people with ties to Cuba. Gail's investigations on Anthony's behalf only seem to lead to more questions about his past and his loyalties, and the realization that soon she will either save - or destroy - the man she loves. •Simultaneous paperback publication of Criminal Justice by Signet (1,000,000 copies first printing) will contain a teaser chapter from Suspicion of Deceit. •The return of the enormously popular characters from her first two books, attorneys Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana. •Barbara Parker is an Edgar Award Finalist for Best First Novel by an American author.
About the Author: Barbara Parker was trained as a lawyer and worked as a prosecutor with the state attorney's office in Dade County, Florida, before moving into a private practice that specialized in real estate and family law. Parker earned a master's degree in creative writing in 1993. Her first legal thriller was Suspicion of Innocence, published in 1994, which was followed by another seven titles in the series featuring her two lawyer protagonists, and sometime lovers Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana. While writing the series, she also produced Criminal Justice, Blood Relations, The Perfect Fake, and The Dark of Day. Suspicion of Innocence was a finalist for the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Two of her titles, Suspicion of Deceit and Suspicion of Betrayal were New York Times bestsellers. Barbara Parker died in March 2009, at age sixty-two.
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