Criminal Intent (Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez Legal Thriller Book 3)
** CRIMINAL INTENT is BOOK 3 of 7 in the legal thriller series featuring Mike Daley & Rosie Fernandez. **
You can pick your friends, they say, but you can't pick your family. And lately, Mike Daley's family has been keeping him very busy. An ex-priest, ex-public defender, and ex-corporate lawyer, Daley and his former wife, Rosie Fernandez, now run their own San Francisco criminal defense firm. Most of their cases are fairly small-time, which is why it would be surprising that the person accused of murdering movie director Richard (Big Dick) MacArthur is calling them-except that the accused is Rosie's own niece, Angelina. That case is bad enough, but the family problems don't end there: Rosie's brother, Tony, may be on the wrong end of a strong-arm graft proposal; the son of one of the firm's lawyers has just been busted on a drug charge; Mike is having a clandestine affair with a woman judge . . . and Rosie herself has a dark secret that may make all of it seem irrelevant.
An intricate plot, immensely likeable characters, powerful suspense, and more than a touch of humor-these have already become Siegel's hallmarks. Criminal Intent will keep you turning pages until its final, surprising end.
bought for her. A life once full of hope and endless potential is littered with disappointments. A failed marriage. The death of a young child. Bouts with depression, diabetes, and alcohol. Theresa’s life revolves around her baby, Angel. Their relationship has gone through many stress points over the years. They barely spoke when Angel was in high school and Theresa was on the bottle. They came to a brief reconciliation when Angel went to UCLA and started working as an actress. Things hit
“Pete is very thorough.” “I trust my husband.” Angel wipes the tears out of her eyes. “I won’t believe he was cheating until somebody brings me pictures.” “There may not be any pictures, honey. You must have suspected something. It doesn’t look good.” “I know how it looks. Do you think I would have killed my husband because I suspected he was seeing another woman? Do you think I would have done it a week before my first film was coming out?” “No.” Rosie takes a deep breath. “There’s a more
I’m out of business and maybe dead.” “We’ll provide twenty-four hour protection at the market. We’ll put a squad car in front of your apartment. I’ll sit in the police car if I have to.” Rolanda interjects, “There will, of course, be full immunity for my father, right?” “The precise terms will have to be negotiated.” Rolanda’s eyes are on fire. “There won’t be any negotiation. Full immunity. We’ll prepare the document.” “We’ll work it out,” Alvarez says. “This isn’t a done deal,” Tony says.
crap.” “He told us more about the studio than I would have thought.” “It was a good performance, but he didn’t tell us anything that won’t become a matter of public record. The redevelopment agency will have to approve any changes in the deal. I’m sure there were elements of truth in everything he said. On a scale of one to ten, I’d probably give him about a seven.” She waits a beat. “I wouldn’t want to be in Little Richard’s shoes.” “Why?” “If he wants to stay in the deal, he’s going to take
“Where was Kent while all of this was happening?” “He’d already left. He went to the bridge.” I point out that Kent’s car was still parked at Big Dick’s house. “How did he get to the bridge?” “The old-fashioned way: he walked. It’s less than a mile.” “And why did he jump?” “Same reasons. Stress. Financial problems. He was unhappy about the deal.” “We have no hard evidence of any stress or financial problems.” “We have Petrillo’s word.” “You believe him?” “It’s just a theory. That’s why