The girl is beautiful, the crime ugly. A seventeen-year-old model alleges she was sexually attacked in the VIP room of a South Beach nightclub by three men - a drug dealer, a film star, and a wealthy player in the international fashion industry. They say she's lying. It's up to Sam Hagen, head of Major Crimes for Dade County, to decide if they should be put on trial. Hagen's ambition to become the next state attorney outweighs his reluctance to be drawn back into the moral twilight of South Beach, where his son died the year before in a tragic accident. A veteran prosecutor, Hagen knows how to play the odds in a system where reality can be shaded and justice subverted. Still he is unprepared for the quicksand that awaits when he steps into a case that becomes darker at every turn. Nor does he suspect how the case will intersect with his own very vulnerable private life - passion at war with duty, a damaged marriage, and the mistress he gave up but cannot forget.
Used availability for Barbara Parker's Blood Relations
February 1996 : USA Hardback
January 1996 : UK Hardback
January 1997 : USA Mass Market Paperback
July 1996 : UK Paperback
February 1996 : UK Audio Cassette