Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Pamela Callow's Damaged ~ Reviewed
Damaged [Mass Market Paperback]
Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Mira (June 1, 2010)
Haunted by the death of her sister and wounded by her ex-fiancé's accusations, Kate Lange throws herself into her new career at a high-powered law firm.
When the grandmother of a lonely private school student seeks her counsel, Kate thinks it's just another custody case. But then the teen is brutally murdered. And it isn't only Kate who wonders if her legal advice led to the girl's death.
Put on notice by Randall Barrett, the firm's charismatic managing partner, Kate must fight for her career, for her reputation—and for redemption.
Unwilling to live with the damage she may have caused, Kate pursues the case on her own and unearths some chilling facts.
Facts that lead straight to the heart of a legal conspiracy.
Facts that lead Kate directly into the surgically skilled hands of the Body Butcher.
Life has taught Kate to be wary, only giving trust away when it is earned. She discovers that this could lead to her undoing professionally, and could very well mean the difference between life and death.
A brutal murder pulls Kate into a story that started out as an simple legal situation that left Kate with her hands tied. The story grows in complexity, and becomes so consuming that Kate ends up in a pulse-pounding cat and mouse game that is intended to end with her death.
Not for the squeamish. Those fascinated by either medical or legal procedurals should be able to find much to like in this twisted tale of how hideously things can go wrong when unethical folks set out to make big money.
Reviewed by: Kelly Klepfer