Thursday, December 18, 2008

Murder On The Down Low

Murder on the Down Low by Pamela Samuels Young ~~

A high-profile lawsuit erupts into chaos, revealing its place in a larger spree of violence in this scandalous tale of lust, lies, and vengeance. A brazen gunman is targeting prominent African American men on the streets of Los Angeles, and police are completely baffled. At the same time, savvy big-firm attorney Vernetta Henderson and her outrageous sidekick, Special, lead the charge for revenge against a man whose deceit caused his fiance's death. For Special, hauling the man into court and suing him for wrongful death just isn’t good enough. While she exacts her own brand of justice, a shocking revelation connects the contentious lawsuit and the puzzling murders.

Why are wealthy African American males in LA being gunned down? There are lots of theories as to why and the police are clueless. When the reason is disclosed you'll find each person dealing with the "why" in their own unique way. Meanwhile a young woman dies of AIDS seemingly infected by her fiance. In steps Vernetta Henderson and her sidekick Special to assit in the case since they knew the young woman. Will Special's obsession with getting to the truth be the end of her? There are enough twists and turns in this story to keep you guessing until the very end. Ms. Young does an amazing job creating a riveting novel you won't want to put down. Unbeknownst to me this was not the first book featuring Vernetta and friends, but you can be sure I'll be picking up the rest and settling down on the couch for some marathon reading sessions!

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