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Guilty Karen Robards.

By: Robards, Karen.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton c2008Description: 408 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780340951804 (hbk.).Subject(s): Public prosecutors -- Fiction | Single mothers -- Fiction | Extortion -- Fiction | Murder -- Fiction | Mystery -- Fiction | Philadelphia (Pa.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Thrillers (Fiction) | Romantic suspense fiction.DDC classification: Fiction
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Large Print Davis (Central) Library
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Large Print ROB 2 Checked out 30/04/2021 T00492941
Total holds: 0

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>One cold November night when Kate White was fifteen years old, her friends held up a store. One of them killed an off-duty cop. They got away with it.</p> <p>Thirteen years later, Kate has built a new life for herself. Now a single mother with a nine-year-old son, she is a prosecutor in the Philadelphia district attorney's office.</p> <p>Until the nightmare morning when violence explodes in her courtroom - and she comes face to face with the old friend who killed that cop so many years ago. Mario Castellanos offers her a deal. All Kate has to do is make sure she's the prosecutor when Mario's case come to court, then makes sure she loses the case. Because if Mario goes to jail, he'll name Kate as the killer and destroy her life . . .</p>

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Library Journal Review

Lawyer Kate White discovers that she's set to prosecute Mario, one of several friends with whom she robbed a convenience store as a teenager. Too bad a security guard died that night. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

In this scintillating romantic thriller from bestseller Robards (Obsession), Kate White, a single mother and Philadelphia ADA, is embarrassed in court when her cellphone goes off during a trial. Just then the defendant pulls out a pistol and starts shooting, killing the judge. The terror-stricken Kate fears for her life and the future of her young son, Ben, should she die in the melee. After being taken hostage, Kate escapes, supposedly by killing her captor. Kate soon discovers that her past as a troubled foster child has caught up to her. Someone tries to break into her home, while someone else follows her, threatening her and Ben. Det. Tom Braga, who investigates the courtroom shooting, is firmly convinced that Kate didn't kill her captor. Kate's vulnerability appeals to Tom's protective nature, drawing the pair together in a heated affair. Robards once again shows her flair for coupling first-rate suspense with multidimensional characters. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Booklist Review

Single mother Kate White has had to travel a long, hard road to become a prosecutor in Philadelphia. A foster child, she had trouble with the law, culminating in a brutal incident at a Baltimore convenience store involving her friends. The birth of her son Ben changed her, and she put herself through college and law school, only to, once again, end up at the wrong place at the wrong time with the same wrong friends. During a routine trial, chaos erupts as the defendant attempts to escape, and Kate is taken hostage. After the murder and mayhem, Kate walks away a hero, but Detective Tom Braga senses that there is more to her story. Tom almost lost his brother in the melée, and although he is very attracted to Kate, he is determined to find out what she's concealing. Guilty is truly a pleasure as the ever-popular and prolific Robards gives her readers an especially exciting, top-notch tale of romantic suspense.--Engelmann, Patty Copyright 2008 Booklist