Notorious (A Melanie Vargas Mystery)

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Just moments after a confidential discussion on the courthouse steps with federal prosecutor Melanie Vargas, the lawyer for a notorious rap star is blown to pieces. Melanie heard the man's last words . . . Melanie witnessed his death . . . Melanie saw the face of his killer.

On the eve of a murder trial, the lawyer for a famous rapper reveals that his client wants to sing for real—to turn state's evidence and give up a much bigger fish. Then a car bomb rips the lawyer apart. Though Melanie's relationship with the murdered man had once been more than professional, she realizes she knew very little about him. Now determined to hunt down his killer, she's entering a dangerous world of terror, subterfuge, and double-cross, and heading deeper into harm's way than she's ever been. Because Melanie Vargas was the sole witness to a heinous and horrible crime with wide and frightening implications . . . and she cannot be allowed to live.

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Michele Martinez, a graduate of Harvard University and Stanford Law School, was a federal prosecutor in New York City for eight years. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two children.

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The exciting fourth legal thriller from former federal prosecutor Martinez to feature Melanie Vargas (after 2007's Cover-up) starts with a bang: a car bomb detonated by a cellphone explodes outside the Manhattan federal courthouse and kills Lester Poe, a distinguished defense attorney who was opposing Melanie in her murder prosecution of rap legend Atari Briggs. Melanie, a workaholic single mom who was attracted to Poe, witnesses the horrific crime, which occurs moments after the defense attorney advised her that Briggs was willing to give the feds the goods on wanted terrorist Gamal Abdullah. This Pelican Brief–like opening, alas, isn't matched by the rest of the book, which takes a predictable course involving a transparently evil attorney who succeeds Poe in representing Briggs and a young female attorney with self-esteem issues who's tempted to compromise the Briggs prosecution. Martinez may yet hit the top rank of suspense novelists if she melds her engaging series sleuth with more sophisticated plot lines. (Mar.)
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