From former federal sex-crimes prosecutor Allison Leotta comes the first book in the Anna Curtis series-a "riveting debut legal thriller...[with] a vulnerable, tenacious heroine, surprising twists and turns, and equal parts romance and danger" ( Library Journal , starred review). As a newly minted Assistant US Attorney in Washington, DC, Anna Curtis has already developed a thick skin to help her deal with the unsettling brutality she encounters daily in her overflowing stack of domestic violence cases. Yet when Laprea Johnson-battered to death by her boyfriend on the morning after Valentine's Day-crosses Anna's desk, there's something about this particular case that Anna can't quite shake, something that reminds the prosecutor of her own troubled past. It's also the biggest case of Anna's career-and the most personal. If she wins it, she could lose everything. The victim she tried to protect is dead. Her lover-no, her ex-lover-is defending the accused killer. Caught between seeking justice for Laprea and saving her personal life, Anna makes a series of choices that jeopardize her career, her relationships, and her very life as she uncovers the shocking truth behind the murder. Weaving expert knowledge with deft storytelling, Law of Attraction provides a fascinating glimpse into the most emotional cases of DC's criminal justice system.
Allison Leotta ist Staatsanwältin in Washington, D.C., Spezialgebiet sexuelle Gewaltverbrechen und häusliche Gewalt. Sie graduierte an der Harvard Law School und der Michigan State University. Heute lebt sie mit ihrem Mann Michael und ihren beiden Söhnen in Takoma Park, Maryland.