New York :, Atria Books,, 2003.
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
296 pages ; 24 cm.
When attorney Clare Westbrook learns that her boss has been murdered, she's not exactly surprised. Harvey Kredd was known for his shady business dealings. Harvey's death brings Clare a new, odious multimillionaire client, and Tony Sonterra, homicide detective and local heartthrob, who's not above using a murder investigation to get back into Clare's life. But jump-starting her affair with Tony is the last thing Clare needs--she's got enough on her plate raising her niece, Emma. Then Clare gets the news that may convince her Tony is exactly what she needs: Emma's father has been released from prison, and he's intent on seeing his daughter. Though she could never persuade the police to believe her, Clare is convinced that James Arren murdered her sister. Clare is determined to find evidence that will put Arren away for good, but Tony is just as determined to keep her safe, after another murder rocks the law firm.