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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers; First Edition edition (Jun 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060742887
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060742881
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.3 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,281,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'witty and fast paced' -- Nottingham Evening Post --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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When prosecutor Vicki Allegretti arrives at a rowhouse to meet a confidential informant, she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. She’s almost shot to death, and two others are gunned down before her disbelieving eyes. How did a routine investigation become a double homicide? She can identify the killers, now all she has to do is to find them. The deeper she probes, the more she realizes that she’s dealing with ruthless killers. Her suspicions take her to Devil’s Corner, a place on the brink of ruin – thick with broken souls, innocent youth and a scourge that plays on both. Sadly, her delectable colleague Dan Molloy is too married to give her the kind of support she really needs, but when she teams up with an unlikely ally, she buckles up for a wild ride down a dangerous street. And into the crossfire of a powerful and relentless conspiracy. Set against the pulsing backdrop of Philadelphia, with a storyline driven by strong female characters and the breakneck pace that has become her trademark, DEVIL’S CORNER is Lisa Scottoline’s most satisfying novel yet. ‘Lisa Scottoline has been added to my list of must-read authors. Her stories are filled with teeth-gnashing suspense, her characters are compelling, and her humor cuts to the heart of the issue with laserlike accuracy’ Janet Evanovich --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 July 2005
Format: Hardcover
Most of Lisa Scottoline's books walk a tight rope between inspiring and highly inquisitive women lawyers and their pursuit of wacky adventures more like what Stephanie Plum experiences in her bounty hunting novels. In Devil's Corner, there's still some wackiness, but the main emphasis is on the importance of doing the right thing. In the process, Ms. Scottoline succeeds in creating a quite remarkable character who I hope will return in future novels.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Vicki Allegretti comes from white glove roots which she's rejected in favor of putting away criminals. She has been an assistant DA so she's the new kid on the block with the Feds. Stuck with a case no one else wants, she goes for an interview with the confidential informant on a gun law case . . . and her life will never be the same.
The background for the mystery is quite intriguing. Vicki's father is from the very drug-ridden neighborhood that Vicki is now trying to clean up. But he doesn't want her to have anything to do with prosecuting criminals. He wants Vicki to join up with the family firm and defend white collar criminals.
At the same time, Vicki's head over heels in love with another lawyer in her office who wants to be best buddies. The main problem is that the other lawyer is married . . . and Vicki's not about to be a home wrecker . . . even though she fantasizes about doing so.
Everyone wants Vicki to play nice . . . and she wants to get the bad guys. In that role, she's more like a vigilante than an attorney . . . doing detective work, trailing suspects and fighting off violent criminals. When writers take that role with heroes and heroines these days, they usually make their characters too perfect. You never believe that they can be hurt.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jana L. Perskie on 26 Sep 2005
Format: Hardcover
Rookie Assistant United States Attorney Vicki Allegretti shows up for a routine meeting with a confidential informant and finds herself staring into the barrel of a black nine millimeter semiautomatic Glock. It seems she interrupted a robbery. Vicki fortunately escapes with her life. Her ATF partner Morty and the CI, a pregnant woman, are not as fortunate, turning what should have been a simple interview about the straw purchase of two guns into a triple homicide. When the pair of teenage felons escape they leave behind a brick of almost pure cocaine, called "fish-scale cocaine" in the vernacular.
The now deceased informant was going to testify against Reheema Bristow, a beautiful African American woman, with no prior arrests, who allegedly purchased two Colt 45.s at a local gun shop and illegally resold them to someone else - a straw purchase. When Bristow's mother, a crack addict, is brutally murdered right after the shootings, Vicki suspects a connection between the opening of a new "drug store" in the slum neighborhood known as Devil's Corner and the homicides. Heartbroken about her partner's death, and frustrated with the jurisdictional red tape holding up the investigation, (turf problems between local police, ATF and FBI), she decides to do some sleuthing herself, teaming up with Reheema in the process - a very unlikely duo, but it works. The two meet some extremely unsavory characters who wouldn't mind eliminating them both, as they attempt to solve the crimes.
This is the first book I have read by Lisa Scottoline, as odd as that may seem - odd in that I am an avid reader and the author's novels are very popular.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 July 2005
Format: Hardcover
Most of Lisa Scottoline's books walk a tight rope between inspiring and highly inquisitive women lawyers and their pursuit of wacky adventures more like what Stephanie Plum experiences in her bounty hunting novels. In Devil's Corner, there's still some wackiness, but the main emphasis is on the importance of doing the right thing. In the process, Ms. Scottoline succeeds in creating a quite remarkable character who I hope will return in future novels.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Vicki Allegretti comes from white glove roots which she's rejected in favor of putting away criminals. She has been an assistant DA so she's the new kid on the block with the Feds. Stuck with a case no one else wants, she goes for an interview with the confidential informant on a gun law case . . . and her life will never be the same.
The background for the mystery is quite intriguing. Vicki's father is from the very drug-ridden neighborhood that Vicki is now trying to clean up. But he doesn't want her to have anything to do with prosecuting criminals. He wants Vicki to join up with the family firm and defend white collar criminals.
At the same time, Vicki's head over heels in love with another lawyer in her office who wants to be best buddies. The main problem is that the other lawyer is married . . . and Vicki's not about to be a home wrecker . . . even though she fantasizes about doing so.
Everyone wants Vicki to play nice . . . and she wants to get the bad guys. In that role, she's more like a vigilante than an attorney . . . doing detective work, trailing suspects and fighting off violent criminals. When writers take that role with heroes and heroines these days, they usually make their characters too perfect. You never believe that they can be hurt.
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