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Lethal Beauty

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It should have been an open and shut murder case, but Mia Quinn finds out nothing about it is simple.
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It should have been an open and shut murder case, but Mia Quinn finds out nothing about it is simple.


After a young Chinese prostitute is stabbed to death by her rich American client, the tabloids dub Dandan Yee “Lethal Beauty”—despite the fact that she was the one who ended up dead. Yet even with double standards and naked prejudice working against her, Seattle prosecutor Mia Quinn is determined to get justice for Dandan Yee.


But when a key witness goes missing and an unsavory juror shuts down deliberations without explanation, Mia fears the trial—and the law—are being tampered with.


A constellation of fresh killings has Mia and homicide detective Charlie Carlson searching for a common source and puts Mia’s family in the crosshairs of a Chinese crime cabal. Meanwhile, Dandan Yee’s mother has opted to take matters into her own hands . . . and the stakes get more lethal overnight.


In the midst of all this, Mia has to contend with a fifteen-year-old son who is growing up too fast for his own good and the idea that Charlie might want to be more than just friends. Can Mia and Charlie stop the murders and still keep her family safe? Or is the very act of seeking justice enough to cost her everything—and everyone—she loves?

Contributor(s) Lis Wiehl , April Henry
About the Contributor(s) Lis Wiehl

Lis Wiehl is one of the nation’s most prominent trial lawyers and highly regarded legal commentators. The former legal analyst for Fox News and the O’Reilly Factor, she has appeared regularly on Your World with Neil Cavuto, Lou Dobbs Tonight, and the Imus morning shows, and was the host of the Wiehl of Justice podcast. She is also a professor at New York Law School and a host on the Law & Crime live trial network. A former legal analyst and reporter for NBC News and NPR’s All Things Considered, she also served as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s office and was a tenured professor of law at the University of Washington. Wiehl earned her JD from Harvard Law School and her MA in literature from the University of Queensland. She lives near New York City.

April Henry
Noted author Roald Dahl helped New York Times best-selling author April Henry take her first step as a writer. When April was eleven, she sent the famous children's author a short story about a frog who loved peanut butter. He read it to an editor of an international children's magazine, who then asked to publish it. April has since written several highly acclaimed mysteries and thrillers. Her books have been short-listed for the Agatha Award, the Anthony Award, and the Oregon Book Award, and translated into several languages. Two have been chosen for BookSense by the independent booksellers of America. April lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and daughter.
UPC 020049137482
ISBN-10 1595549056
ISBN-13 9781595549051
Release Date Mar 10, 2015
Weight (lbs) 1.1200
Height 9.63
Width 6.50
Length 320
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $26.99
Series A Mia Quinn Mystery
Format Hardcover
Language English

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Review by Sally
Mia Quinn, prosecutor for King County finds herself and her family embroiled in a string of seemingly unrelated murders. Mia is convinced someone further up the chain of command knows what is going on, but how can she prove it? The case she is trying seems to be an open and shut case, but results in a hung jury. The young girl who was murdered was dubbed “Lethal Beauty” by the tabloids. Will Mia and Charlie, a Seattle homicide detective, be able to tie the murders together before more people have to die?

Although this work is Christian fiction it is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Its plot will take you into the world of modern-day slavery, human trafficking, prostitution and drugs, all without the use of profanity. There are so many suspense-filled twists and turns it will keep you holding your breath and your fingers turning the pages. Although it is filled with faith, forgiveness and second chances, it is not a “preachy” type book. It will appeal to the Christian as well as the secular reader.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Thomas Nelson-Fiction, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.
(Posted on 3/2/2015)

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