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When attorney Mark McCoy find his boss naked and dead in his ofice, he knows it isn't going to be a good day. The police have him marked down as the prime suspect, and there are plenty of reasons for Mark to kill the man. Rather than surrender to the legal system, Mark become a fugitivie in the hopes of unravelling the truth about the murder. The body count slowly mounts, as aided by an atractive colleague called Sherry, Mark finds layer upon layer of intrigue and corruption.
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Keely has a real talent for playing with expectations and perceptions, and you will spend a great deal of this book wondering who, if anyone, you can trust.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Special suspect?    -   investigator him/herself Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   character killed during/after sexing Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Legal Thriller    -   Yes Legal Plotlets    -   investigating murder of lawyer(s)    -   finding out whether someone is really guilty Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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