Guilt by Association

Guilt by Association

A Novel

Large Print - 2011
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A Deputy DA specializing in high-profile cases, Rachel Knight is addicted to her work and fiercely loyal to her friends. But when her colleague Jake is found dead in a seedy Los Angeles hotel room next to the body of a teenage male prostitute, Rachel realizes she might not know those around her as well as she thinks.
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books / Little, Brown and Co., 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316177948
0316177946
Characteristics: 515 p.(large print) ; 24 cm

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gogo12127
Sep 07, 2017

Los Angeles D.A. Rachel Knight is a tenacious, wise-cracking, and fiercely intelligent prosecutor in the city's most elite division. When her colleague, Jake, is found dead at a grisly crime scene, Rachel is shaken to the core. She must take over his toughest case: the assault of a young woman from a prominent family. With her tremendous expertise in the nuances of Los Angeles courts and crime, and with a vibrant ensemble cast of characters, Marcia Clark combines intimate detail, riotous humor, and visceral action in her debut thriller. (Edited from library catalog description.)

Marcia Clark, of course, is the former Los Angeles deputy district attorney who was the lead prosecutor on the O. J. Simpson murder case. She co-wrote a bestselling nonfiction book about the trial, Without a Doubt, and was a frequent columnist on legal issues.
This is very good, especially for a first time novel. I didn't think it would be after reading the first twenty pages or so. I think it was because Rachel talks in a certain way that is unusual on first reading. Once I got past the initial pages and became accustomed to the voice of Rachel Knight, I really got into the book. It could have used an index, however, with all the characters floating in and out of the story. I look forward to read the next Rachel Knight novel.

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paisano
Nov 05, 2016

We all know who Marcia Clark is, I was pleasantly surprised with this, her first book. It was entertaining, humorous, an engaging plot, and well thought out story line. Enjoyable read.

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bookpusher
Aug 11, 2014

This is my first Marcia Clark book (and I didn't even realize who Marcia Clark was until I mentioned it to a friend). Very good story, strong female characters. Thoroughly enjoyable. Good reader!

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ranjanthana
May 10, 2012

I really enjoyed this book. A great debut novel. Looking forward to reading her next book.

Cdnbookworm May 28, 2011

This is a first novel for Clark, who co-wrote a nonfiction book about the OJ trial, after being the lead prosecutor on the case. Her character here is a DA in Los Angeles, and Clark's knowledge and expertise in this area show.
Rachel Knight is a dedicated lawyer who is focused on her work. She still has some issues from her past that she hasn't dealt with and that affect her relationships. She works in the Special trials Unit, a group that handles tough, complex cases.
Rachel lives at the Biltmore, close to her office. On her way home one evening after the end of a successful case, she gets sidetracked by a crime scene at a nearby seedy motel. There she finds that another young DA is a victim. She is determined to get to the bottom of what happened to Jake, despite being warned off the case. Jake's caseload is split among the other attorneys, and Rachel ends up with a rape case on a young girl from an influential family. She enlists the help of a detective she is friends with, Bailey, and the two go after the few clues they have on the case. Bailey also helps with Rachel's search for information around the case where Jake died. Rachel works hard and plays hard, has a couple of really good girlfriends and maybe a new boyfriend, but no one really knows what has made her what she is. Her determination and smarts lead her to interesting situations. This book is exciting, funny, and satisfying. Rachel is a great new character and I hope to see more of her.

debwalker May 03, 2011

Debut legal thriller by the lead prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

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22950006357453
Apr 20, 2011

great, just what we need , a crime book by the idiot that let oj go free.

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