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Killer Ambition: A Rachel Knight Novel

Hardcover, 06/18/13

ISBN 978-0-316-22094-1

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“Builds real drama out of its tabloid crime…Knight is a likable crusader for truth in Tinseltown.”–People magazine (3/4 stars)

Los Angeles D.A. Rachel Knight faces down the murderously ambitious side of Hollywood in Marcia Clark’s newest thriller.

When the daughter of a billionaire Hollywood director is found murdered after what appears to be a kidnapping gone wrong, Los Angeles Special Trials prosecutor Rachel Knight and Detective Bailey Keller find themselves at the epicenter of a combustible and high-profile court case. Then a prime suspect is revealed to be one of Hollywood’s most popular and powerful talent managers–and best friend to the victim’s father. With the director vouching for the manager’s innocence, the Hollywood media machine commences an all-out war designed to discredit both Rachel and her case. Killer Ambition is at once a thrilling ride through the darker side of Tinseltown and a stunning courtroom drama with the brilliant insider’s perspective that Marcia Clark is uniquely qualified to give.

Marcia Clark has published three novels which feature Los Angeles Special Trials prosecutor Rachel Knight: Guilt by Association, Guilt by Degrees, and Killer Ambition, which is due out in June 2013. TNT has optioned the books and a drama series is currently in development. Marcia is attached as an executive producer. She’s currently at work on her fourth novel.

“A refreshing and suspenseful portrayal of high-stakes trials, criminal lawyers on both sides of the aisle and the strategies behind their every move…. Rachel and her posse of girlfriends, colleagues and their love interests are engaging enough to hope for their continued growth and success in investigations that are equal to Rachel, and author Clark’s, many and formidable talents in the courtroom.” —Los Angeles Times

“Clark clearly knows the court from the inside out, and her characterization of the proceedings is great fun to read.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Clark’s expertise truly shines . . . Killer Ambition may prove to be Marcia Clark’s grand triumph. Both a criminally entertaining read and an intimately informed expose of celebrity and crime, it’s also the best entry yet in a young but exceptionally strong series. Readers will be left entirely exhilarated—and understandably impatient for the continued trials and tribulations of Rachel Knight, who is one of the most compelling characters to come along in recent years.” —Hartford Books Examiner

“Suspenseful and gripping . . . The best yet in the series. Clark’s own expertise enables her to realistically portray the drama and vicissitudes of a criminal prosecution.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Legal thrillers don’t get much better than this. . . . Boasting a feisty protagonist, a winning supporting cast, and steadily escalating courtroom drama, Killer Ambition finds Clark at the top of her game.” —Booklist (Starred Review)

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