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Table of Contents
 
 
Praise for
Sullivan’s Justice
“Rosenberg’s talent is amply displayed here as she gives us a sweaty-palm story of evil and betrayal—and a sharp-eyed look at the gritty world of Southern Californian law enforcement. It’s guaranteed to keep you turning pages all night long.”
—Jeffery Deaver
 
“Authentic . . . the author’s ability to generate narrative drive holds readers. A dark, perilous, and compelling ride.”
—Booklist
 

Sullivan’s Justice
is a heart-thumping, pulse-pounding thriller filled with vivid, original players and a plot that grabs hold and sweeps the reader along until the last, breathless twist.”
—Judith Kelman
 
“Superb . . . plenty of action, the storyline is fast-paced, and readers have a good time wondering who the killer might be. The heroine is a valiant warrior in the fight against crime.”

The Midwest Book Review
 
“Confidently plotted . . . Thriller enthusiasts will relish the intricate plot, accelerating action and novel climax of this gripping ride.”

Publishers Weekly
 
“Rosenberg’s personal experience in law enforcement brings a chilling reality to this page turner . . . Begins with an eerie leave-the-lights on murder and ends with a high-speed chase. In between are breathtaking action and non-stop suspense.”
—Sandra Brown
Praise for the electrifying thrillers of Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
 
Sullivan’s Law
 
 
“A gutsy heroine, a fast-moving plot, an insider’s look at the justice system—
Sullivan’s Law
is everything a legal thriller fan could hope for. As always, Nancy Taylor Rosenberg delivers the goods.”
—Nelson DeMille
 
“Rosenberg uses her firsthand knowledge of law enforcement to create convincing sketches of criminal predators, mental patients and hardworking civil servants in this fast-paced thriller. . . . Carolyn Sullivan is so human and determined that it’s almost impossible not to race to the end to see what happens to her next.”

Publishers Weekly
 
“Rosenberg’s experience as a cop and a probation officer gives her work an additional layer of authenticity. . . . Rosenberg puts it all together here with another thoroughly believable heroine dealing with corruption, greed, deceit, and danger.”

Booklist
 
“Full of menace, romance, and violence.”

Kirkus Reviews
 
“Engaging, with enough excitement to keep thrill-seekers happy.”

New York Daily News
Conflict of Interest
 
“Rosenberg’s legal thrillers make the most of breakneck pacing and high-energy plotting.”

Booklist
 
“Rosenberg, author of six best-selling legal thrillers . . . writes with fast-paced energy.”

Library Journal
 
“Frighteningly real.”

Los Angeles Times
 
Buried Evidence
 
“Nancy Taylor Rosenberg is back with a vengeance, and
Buried Evidence
is the best evidence that she’s at the top of her game!”
—Lisa Scottoline
 
“Watch your pulse and don’t forget to breathe. Nancy Taylor Rosenberg’s legal thrillers are a guaranteed adrenaline rush!”
—Tess Gerritsen
 
“The plot presents a compelling moral dilemma, the action is fast-paced and the pages turn easily.”

Publishers Weekly
 
Trial by Fire
 
“Incredibly fast paced and exciting from page one until the end.”
—James Patterson
 
“A legal thriller with the works.”
—Nelson DeMille
 
“Draws us not only into a suspenseful plot, but also into issues of American crime and law, justice, and revenge.”

Cleveland Plain Dealer
California Angel
 
“There’s no doubt that Rosenberg knows how to spin a yarn.”

Booklist
 
“Tantalizing.”

People
 
Abuse of Power
 
“Nancy Taylor Rosenberg writes legal thrillers with strong female heroes who triumph . . . keeps the tension high.”

People
 
“Convincingly demonstrates why a bad cop is even more dangerous than a bad perp.”

Booklist
 
First Offense
 
“Compelling tension . . . gutsy and full-blooded.”

Chicago Tribune
 
“Rosenberg can construct a roller coaster plot with the best of them.”

Cleveland Plain Dealer
 
“Buzzes with suspense and intrigue . . . Rosenberg notches up another page-turner.”

Publishers Weekly
Interest of Justice
 
“Intricate, vivid, thrilling . . . one of the year’s ten best.”

Los Angeles Times
 
“A taut thriller, written with authority.”

New York Times Book Review
 
“Arresting and fast-paced.”

San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Moves at the speed of light and keeps readers frantically turning the pages—a thriller with the undeniable air of authenticity.”

Orlando Sentinel
 
Mitigating Circumstances
 
“A highly entertaining legal thriller. . . . Unflinching . . . compulsively readable, intricate suspense . . . Rosenberg’s overwhelming portrait of the incendiary, universal emotions of vengeance and guilt definitely touch a raw nerve.”

Publishers Weekly
 
“A compelling insider’s view of the criminal-justice system and a moving portrait of a woman bent on revenge.”

Library Journal
 
“Adrenaline-pumped . . . No woman has ever had a stronger motive for vengeance than Lily Forrester.”

New York Times Book Review
 
“Intricate and satisfying . . . Rosenberg develops a startling premise skillfully . . . [her] familiarity with the police and courts gives the story a strong veneer of reality.”

Los Angeles Times
Also by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
 
 
 
Mitigating Circumstances
Interest of Justice
First Offense
Trial by Fire
California Angel
Abuse of Power
Buried Evidence
Conflict of Interest
Sullivan’s Law

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Copyright © 2005 by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
 
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This novel is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination, or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or events is entirely coincidental.
 
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To Forrest Blake, without you, this book wouldn’t have been
possible.
In tribute to my beautiful mother, Ethel Laverne Taylor,
and my latest grandchild, Elle Laverne Taylor.
Chapter 1
 
 
 
 
Thursday, December 23—12:30 P.M.
 
D
eath was waiting, crouched inside the garage of Suzanne Porter’s beautiful home.
Her shoes slapped against the wet pavement only a few blocks away. The sky had been overcast when she’d left on her daily run. Now it was raining and she was soaked. Because her hair was layered, its thick strands stuck to her face and annoyed her. The only way to tame it was to wear a baseball cap. She didn’t like to wear hats, though, as they gave her headaches.
Trivial things couldn’t upset her today. She loved Ventura when it rained. Crossing to the other side of the street, she glanced through an opening between the houses and caught a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean snaking its way along the shoreline, the whitecaps churning. The surfers must be in heaven, she thought, seeing their heads bobbing in the water as they waited to catch the next wave.
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