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- Print Length: 254 pages
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- Publisher: Renegade Press (December 21, 2010)
- Publication Date: December 21, 2010
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B004H1T7MK
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Tina is a 13-year-old girl who's just getting into trouble with a purse-snatching... a first offense, but a needlessly violent one. Her mother hires Sam McRae to represent Tina. Sam sees herself in the girl, for she is reminded that she herself was a tough ghetto kid too, the only white kid in her Bed-Stuy neighborhood. Sam's instincts tell her there's more to Tina's shrugging ways and reluctant posturing and now, despite Tina's disagreeable mother, she wants to help the girl in any way she can. Unfortunately, Tina is in deeper trouble than Sam realizes. When her mother is beaten to death, a slew of suspects and motives start to swirl around Sam. Tina runs away, and things become more dire. Meanwhile, Sam is also defending a geeky kid who's been accused of some big-time embezzling from a game software developer. Sam will be surprised at the turns these two cases take, and how they begin to intersect.
Notable for Sam's quixotic intention to find a way to protect a kid the system is most likely to let down, LEAST WANTED elicits readers' sympathy by portraying Sam as the kind of attorney who would go the distance for her clients, no matter who they are. Putting herself in danger while stirring hornets' nests seems like second nature to Sam McRae, whose voice captures her admirable crusader's attitude.
Mack's second novel is recognizable as straightforward noir, though not quite as dark as, say, the work of Tom Piccirilli, due to flashes of humor in the voice of Sam McRae. The prose is lean and devoid of too many frills, and occasionally it verges on almost too sparse... a few more details, or a meandering subplot would likely round out the narrative. Sam's background is laid out by her own declaration, rather than more subtly mirrored by Tina's experience. On the other hand, Mack's intent seems to keep the focus on the process of Sam's work on behalf of her clients, and perhaps anything else would be clutter. The pacing is rapid, the threads satisfyingly intriguing, and the subject matter harsh without being graphic or unrealistic.
LEAST WANTED will be enjoyed by anyone in the market for rapid legal thrillers blended with a noir attitude. It'll be worth waiting to see where Debbi Mack takes Sam McRae. A recommended read, as is its predecessor, IDENTITY CRISIS.
--W.D. Gagliani, author of Savage Nights
There are a lot of twists and turns in this story and Debbi Mack has honed her great ability to keep you wanting to keep turning the pages. I gave Identity Crisis 4 1/2 stars in 2009 but I have to give this story a 5 star. Well deserved Ms. Mack !! The characters and plot were well thought out and I will read whatever Debbie Mack writes. Kudos to this author. I will read "Sam McRae" where ever Debbi Mack takes her. :>)
I definitely recommend Identity Crisis and Least Wanted by Debbie Mack. IMHO I think a publisher should read her books and sign her up, she certainly has the talent and she is shoulder to shoulder with the well established authors that have been around for years, plus Debbi is a fresh new face with a great gift of writing which she has shared with us readers and I look forward to sitting in my favorite reading spot and concentrating on every single word she writes.