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The Dark of Day

(2008)
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A young woman vanishes from a celebrity-studded party on South Beach. The media descend, and the spotlight threatens to reveal the secret past of a high-profile criminal defense attorney.

C.J. Dunn is an expert at spinning her clients' image in the media. She's the perfect lawyer to deflect police interest in Rick Slater, head of security for Bob Shelby, a U.S. Congress man from Miami. Slater was seen at a South Beach party with the recently vanished Alana Martin, but in election season, any hint of scandal could doom the Congressman's chances. C.J. has reasons not to like Slater's boss, but, if she succeeds, friends of the Congressman have assured her they can arrange a spot for her as a legal commentator on a national media outlet. For a woman living alone, with few close friends, a celebrity life has its appeal.

But as the media close in, hounding everyone connected to the case, C.J. finds connections she had never anticipated. When Alana Martin is found dead and C.J.'s investigator implicates Rick Slater, C.J. is slammed between the media and the need to defend a client she no longer trusts. Then he delivers a bombshell: C.J.'s daughter, Traci Willis, the child she gave up for adoption seventeen years ago, was a friend of Alana Martin's. Traci has information that could save Rick Slater, but at the same time reveal a devastating secret that would put C.J.'s career, and even her life, on the line.

Genre: Mystery

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October 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dark of Day (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Barbara Parker
ISBN: 1-4104-1071-4 / 978-1-4104-1071-9 (USA edition)
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Title: The Dark of Day
Author(s): Barbara Parker
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Title: The Dark of Day
Author(s): Perseus
ISBN: 1-59315-518-2 / 978-1-59315-518-6 (USA edition)
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July 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Dark of Day Lib/E
Author(s): Barbara Parker
ISBN: 0-7927-5465-4 / 978-0-7927-5465-7 (USA edition)
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Title: The Dark of Day
Author(s): Barbara Parker
ISBN: 0-7927-5512-X / 978-0-7927-5512-8 (USA edition)
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June 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Dark of Day
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ISBN: 1-60283-418-0 / 978-1-60283-418-7 (USA edition)
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