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Arthur Bright is the prosecutor of Erie County, but he wants to become mayor. His campaign attacks the new ballpark as a boondoggle, "a shameful diversion of public financing from such pressing needs as better schools, better housing, and safer streets." His protégé, Assistant County Prosecutor Stella Marz is 38, ambitious, and has been dubbed "the dark lady" by various defense lawyers. If Arthur wins the mayoral race, she intends to become prosecutor herself. But two murders involving drugs and twisted sex threaten her future.
First, Tommy Fielding, the project manager for Steelton 2000 (as the new home of the Steelton Blues will be called), is found dead in the company of a hooker--both apparently having overdosed on heroin. The fact that Fielding was gay and had never used drugs before bothers Stella and Chief Detective Nathaniel Dance. Their worries are soon pushed aside by another, more shocking murder--Jack Novak, a defense lawyer, is discovered hanging from his closet door, castrated and dressed in drag. Jack was once Stella's lover--and he was also one of Bright's largest contributors. For Stella, the murders are too close to home. "Maybe this is about me. But I have to see it through."
Dark Lady is shrouded by the dark clouds of deceit and greed, and the sleek structure of Steelton 2000 dominates the landscape like a Dr. Frankenstein's Castle with luxury boxes. --Dick Adler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I realized I read it before but it's still good the second time. I'll take Richard
Patterson over James any day and they are not related. Read more
As usual Richard North Patterson has written a good novel.Published 6 days ago by Jack Randolph Smith
Long, drawn out with unnecessary detail. I stopped reading it less than halfway through. Much too tedious.Published 27 days ago by long island steve
Excellent reading. As always, I not only was spellbound by the story but was emotionally evolved with each of the characters. Loved it!!Published 2 months ago by JAY
Enjoyed the book. There were a few surprises which makes a book interesting. Always love a good mystery so am always on the lookout for onePublished 3 months ago by bookworm
To long overall and characters descriptions also too long
Not up to par with his other books
Would like to see more books on Kindle