A New York Times Bestseller!
“Vicki Allegretti always wondered what it would feel like to look into the barrel of a loaded gun, and now she knew.”
From the very first sentence of Devil’s Corner, Lisa, a New York Times bestselling author, launches an action-packed tale of murder and conspiracy set on the gritty streets of Philadelphia, but this time she departs from the halls of Rosato & Associates, and delivers a stand-alone thriller featuring a gutsy new heroine, Vicki Allegretti.
When prosecutor Vicki Allegretti arrives at a rowhouse to meet a confidential informant, she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time—and is almost shot to death. She barely escapes with her life, but cannot save the two others gunned down before her disbelieving eyes. Stunned and heartbroken, Vicki tries to figure out how a routine meeting on a minor case became a double homicide.
Then she sets out to see justice done. She can identify the killers—now all she has to do is find them.
Vicki’s suspicions take her to Devil’s Corner, a city neighborhood teetering on the brink of ruin—thick with broken souls, innocent youth, and a scourge that preys on both. But the deeper Vicki probes, the more she becomes convinced that the murders weren’t random and the killers were more ruthless than she thought. Agreeing with her is her office crush, golden boy Dan Malloy—who is unfortunately too married to give Vicki the kind of support a girl really needs.
When another murder thrusts Vicki together with an unlikely ally, she buckles up for a wild ride down a dangerous street—and into the cross-hairs of a conspiracy as powerful as it is relentless.
Set against the pulsing, real backdrop of a modern American city, with a storyline driven by the strong female characters and breakneck pace that has become her trademark, Devil’s Corner is Lisa most satisfying novel yet.
"Scottoline is a star....Devil's Corner is a fast-paced thriller featuring a female lawyer with an ample supply of attitude....The writing is brisk and sassy, right at the intersection of the law genre and women's fiction. Vicki and Reheema make a sharp, urban Thelma and Louise. The story swings from the gritty to the grand."
"Among the more captivating aspects of Lisa Scottoline's mysteries are the female characters she creates: smart, funny, flawed, and so real they could be your girlfriends or neighbors....[Her] new heroine is a welcome addition to the family."
– Philadelphia Inquirer
"She grabs you instantly....It's thrilling, but also fun, peppered with Scottoline's tart, cheeky wit....Scottoline just keeps getting better and better."
– Chicago Tribune