NANCY TAYLOR ROSENBERG spent fourteen years in law enforcement, including affiliations with the Dallas Police Department, the New Mexico State Police, the Ventura Police, and the Ventura County Probation Department, where she was a superior court investigator. Her first novel, "Mitigating Circumstances," quickly became a "New York Times" bestseller, as have Rosenberg's subsequent novels, including "Interest of Justice," "First Offense," and "Buried Evidence."
Rosenberg's clunky women-in-jeopardy yarn features series heroine California Superior Court Judge Lily Forrester interrupting a sensational trial to rush to aid her daughter, a Stanford Law School student she fears has suffered a mental breakdown. She deposits the depressed girl at a private psychiatric hospital she finds in the phone book. Naturally, it turns out to be Patient Abuse Central. In a parallel plot, FBI Agent Mary Stevens searches for a serial killer who's slaying members of suicide clubs-and the two strands come together. Perhaps influenced by the author's florid fiction, including detailed sex scenes only a gynecologist could love, Coleen Marlo goes heavy on the melodrama. Judge Forrester is in an almost constant state of breathless panic, her daughter is a weepy mess, and her ex-husband sounds as if he's choking on venom. It's a pretty rough 14 hours for all concerned. A Forge hardcover. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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