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Lawyer and now art dealer Oscar Leopold is called upon to defend his former partner, Roy Flagler, who has been arrested for murdering sleazy lawyer Big Jack Gamble. Oscar searches for the real killer, with the help of his assistant and former lover Sydney. However, unbeknownst to Oscar, Sydney is a hit woman who only accepts cases in which the victim has committed heinous crimes; she was hired to kill Gamble, but someone beat her to it. When Sydney learns that her cover has been blown, she must decide how much to share with Oscar while they work to clear Roy and find Gamble’s killer. Complicating matters, Oscar must defend himself from charges brought by a prosecutor, a former girlfriend. Fast pacing, multiple plotlines, and the complexity of Oscar and Sydney’s relationship will draw readers into the story. A series to watch. --Sue OBrien --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Edgar-Award winner and Discover Mystery judge Dana Stabenow couldn't have said it better:"A Harley-riding hit woman who kills for virtue as well as profit and a Miami lawyer turned sculptor combine forces to butt heads with crooked lawyers, organized crime, and local authorities to track down a murderer. Ronald Sharp had me from the first chapter, a step-by-step account of how to blow up a house, with the bad guy safely inside, of course."
From the Library Journal, October, 2012:
A formal Floridian I, of course, enjoyed the setting. The characters were diverse, quirky, and interesting. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kay Elam
Interesting read. Written by an Attorney/Artist. Set in Florida, lot of detail in description of neighborhoods...will be watching to see how the "sequel" continues.Published 21 months ago by cropdstr
I suspect that the author believes he created interesting, quirky characters. I disagree.
I found the main male character to be so dislikeable that I couldn't get very... Read more
Sydney Simone is an interesting character with a shady past and living out of an art gallery. Her friend and cohort Oscar has little idea about what she does on her "trips" when... Read morePublished on July 31, 2013 by ethen1964
OK, the first chapter was great, but the rest of this book was screaming for a decent editor. The sad thing was that the story and characters had potential but in the end the whole... Read morePublished on May 25, 2013 by Diana H
I have no regrets & no remorse about buying & reading this novel. I'm hoping it's not really this easy to blow up a boat but this is a light entertaining story with mostly... Read morePublished on January 18, 2013 by Ginger ALE