From the “female John Grisham” (The Providence Journal)—a new legal thriller exploring the intersection of sex and power in Washington, D.C.’s most secretive worlds.
From former federal sex-crimes prosecutor and critically acclaimed author Allison Leotta— a new thriller exploring the intersection of sex and power in Washington, D.C.’s most secretive worlds
When a beautiful young woman plummets to her death from the balcony of the U.S. Capitol, Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Curtis is summoned to the scene. The evidence points to a sexual assault and murder. The victim is one of the city’s highest-paid escorts. And the balcony belongs to Washington, D.C.’s sole representative to Congress, the most powerful figure in city politics.
The Congressman proclaims his innocence, but he’s in the middle of a tough primary fight, and the scandal could cost him the election. For Anna, the high-profile case is an opportunity. But as the political stakes rise, she realizes that a single mistake could end her career.
At the same time, her budding romance with Jack Bailey, the chief homicide prosecutor, is at a crossroads. Determined to gain respect in the office, Anna wants to keep their relationship under wraps. But the mounting pressure and media attention that come with the office’s most important case will inevitably expose their relationship—if it doesn’t destroy it first.
The investigation leads Anna to Discretion, a high-end escort service that caters to D.C.’s elite. But with each break in the case, the mystery deepens. And the further Anna ventures into D.C.’s red-light underworld, the larger the target on her own back.
From the secret social clubs where Washington’s most powerful men escape from public view to the asphalt “track” where the city’s most vulnerable women work the streets, Discretion is a gripping exploration of sex, power, and the secrets we all keep.
Praise for Allison Leotta’s Law of Attraction:
“With this riveting debut legal thriller, Leotta, a federal sex crimes prosecutor in Washington, D.C., joins the big leagues with pros like Lisa Scottoline and Linda Fairstein.” —Library Journal (starred review)
Allison Leotta’s debut novel, Law of Attraction, was named one of the best legal thrillers of 2010 by Suspense Magazine. A former federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., Leotta left the Department of Justice in 2011 to pursue writing fulltime. Visit AllisonLeotta.com.
If you LOVE a good Suspense Novel, or maybe fast paced crime stories! Well, let me tell you "Discretion" has it ALL!!! TRULY, this is one to recommend to those who love to read murder mysteries and have uninterrupted time to read, because they won't be able to put this book down!!
Thank you Ashley Hewlett w/Touchstone Publishing for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest review!