Assistant County Attorney Ellen North's assignment to the Kirkwood case has landed her in the hot seat - a position she thought she had left behind in the crime-choked Minneapolis court system. But politics and ulterior motives abound. As Ellen prepares for her toughest assignment yet, she faces not only a sensation-driven press corps, but an unwanted partner in Jay Butler Brooks, bestselling crime author and media star. Just as they are sure they have the right man, a second kidnapping occurs, and Ellen receives threatening phone calls. Dr Garret Wright has already been arrested for the kidnapping of Josh Kirkwood - but all the indications are that the kidnapper is still at large.
Tami Hoag's novels have appeared regularly on the international bestseller lists since the publication of her first book in 1988. She lives in California.