Quick Overview :
Captain Josie Corsino has seen plenty of dead bodies during her twenty-one years with the Los Angeles Police Department, but the discovery of Hillary Dennis's beautiful smiling corpse begins one of the most unusual and dangerous investigations of Josie's career. The troubled teenage movie star is found murdered in a Hollywood Hills party house, a notorious location for vice and drug orgies. While the investigation provides little evidence, there are plenty of suspects including a city councilman's son, several Hollywood police officers and even members of Josie's family.
As the case progresses, Josie realizes there aren't many of her subordinates or bosses she can trust other than homicide detective Red Behan and Lieutenant Marge Bailey, the vice supervisor; relying on them as she reluctantly takes charge of the homicide case, dodging interference from both inside and outside her department. The situation isn't much better at home where her husband Jake and her talented son David expose her to the sort of scrutiny that could damage or even terminate her career.
The brutal killing doesn't end with Hillary's death. Josie soon finds herself in those dangerous and deadly situations typically not considered suitable for an LAPD captain, but she's a tough cop who can run her station and still do solid police work. To catch a killer, she's willing to jeopardize her position as a commanding officer and risk losing her life - and possibly the husband and son she loves.
CONNIE DIAL had an extensive and exciting twenty-seven-year career in the Los Angeles Police Department. She was one of the first women to work in an LAPD patrol car and had many varied assignments which included undercover intelligence, Internal Affairs surveillance, and many years as a narcotics detective on the streets of Hollywood before returning to that division as the lieutenant officer in charge of West Bureau Narcotics and, finally, as the area commanding officer of Hollywood Division.This is her third book in a series of unique stories probing the edgy politics and internal workings of the LAPD. Internal Affairs (2009) and The Broken Blue Line (2010) followed Detective/Sergeant Mike Turner from the streets of Hollywood to the office of the chief of police as Turner investigated murder and mayhem inside and outside the department. These books expose an LAPD not usually shared outside the ranks of sworn officers and offer an authentic glimpse into the gritty world of big city policing.