Killer Ambition : A Rachel Knight Novel Paperback
by Marcia Clark
Part of the Rachel Knight series
Would you kill to protect your career? Deputy DA Rachel Knight and Detective Bailey Keller are catapulted into the most high-profile investigation of their careers when the teenage daughter of superstar director Russell Antonovich, one of Hollywood's most powerful men, is kidnapped. Things go wrong fast. The young girl's body is found abandoned in the trunk of a car. And Rachel's hunt for the killer puts her on a collision course with some of the most celebrated players in the film industry - and into conflict with her own boss, who is desperate to stay on their good side.
It seems the glittering surface of Hollywood covers a darkness to match the most depraved criminals.
But Rachel will bring the truth to light...no matter who wants it to stay hidden.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 06/06/2013
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781444755244
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Review by atticusfinch1048
Killer Ambition – Slick and stylish.Killer Ambition by Marcia Clark is part of the Rachel Knight series of which this was my first reading which charmed from the first page to the last. Written by a former Californian prosecutor she brings all her experience to bear as she shines a light on the relationship between the District Attorney’s Office and the LAPD. Marcia Clark’s writing style is addictive and her choice of characters is inspired, it is also great to see two strong intelligent women without having to rely on a defective detective.Detective Bailey Keller and Deputy DA Rachel Knight are called out to a kidnapping of the teenage daughter of famous Hollywood director Russell Antonovich. They have only get called in once the ransom fee has been paid and the daughter has not been released. Now it becomes a race to find Haley Antonovich and to find out as much as possible about her as possible.Neither, Keller or Knight can believe how many people there are around Antonovich all with knowledge of what is going on. It is when Haley and her boyfriend turn up dead in different locations that things really start to go downhill very fast. As fast as they try to find information and evidence of what happened they see how quickly doors are closed to them. They find that Hollywood tends to operate on the same principles of the mafia just with more glitter and glamour.We see that even as the investigation continues that Knight and Keller are faced with doors slamming in their faces. They also have to contend with the DA who does not want to upset any of the big hitters of Hollywood especially as he needs their money for re-election. Not helped by slick Hollywood attorneys trying to muddy the waters and using every trick in the book to protect and clear their client.Killer Ambition is a great crime procedural novel that is well written and researched, very polished. It is worth letting the household chores pile up as you read this book as it enjoyable and highly addictive. This book and its lead characters charm all the way through the thriller making it nothing but a pleasure to read.