Blood relations

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A Signet Book, 1996 - Fiction - 447 pages
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When a seventeen-year-old model claims she was raped in the VIP room of a South Beach nightclub by three high-profile men, itís up to Sam Hagen, head of Major Crimes for Dade County, to decide if they should be put on trial. Hagenís ambition to become the next state attorney outweighs his reluctance to be drawn back into the moral twilight of South Beach, where his own son died the year before. But when a key witness is found brutally murdered, Hagen is swept into a storm of suspicion that leads, in a shocking twist, back into his own shattered family.

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User Review  - sj1335 - LibraryThing

The setting for this novel is the glitzy South Beach area, where all the models and high rollers like to come out to play at night. This is where the novel begins, a young model is invited to a high ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A high-profile rape case lands the prosecuting attorney in more trouble than the victim or the defendants ever dreamed of. Rookie model Ali Duncan, 17, sure didn't pick the right people to get ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Barbara Parker was born in Columbia, South Carolina on January 28, 1947. She studied drama at the University of South Florida. Before graduation she switched her major to history and then went to law school at the University of Miami. She worked as a prosecutor in the state attorney's office in Miami and then went into private practice. She also received a master's degree in creative writing from Florida International University (Miami). Initially, she began writing stories for her son, but it soon became a hobby and eventually her new career. Her first mystery, Suspicion of Innocence, was published in 1994 and became a CBS Movie of the Week entitled Sisters and Other Strangers. She wrote 12 novels during her lifetime including Blood Relations, Criminal Justice, The Dark of Day, and the Suspicion series. She died on March 7, 2009 at the age of 62.

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