"Now... it's her turn. And she has her own special brand of justice." With brains, bravado and a chilling penchant for justice -- vigilante-style -- the anonymous killer who stalks through "Fatal Convictions" is unlike any seen before in the pages of fiction. This astonishing first novel by... show more
"Now... it's her turn. And she has her own special brand of justice." With brains, bravado and a chilling penchant for justice -- vigilante-style -- the anonymous killer who stalks through "Fatal Convictions" is unlike any seen before in the pages of fiction. This astonishing first novel by Shari P. Geller sheds a searing light on one of the most heated and controversial problems plaguing American society today: the profound failure of the criminal justice system to adequately protect its most innocent citizens from its most dangerous perpetrators. Ringing with the suspense of John Grisham and the intensity of Stephen King, this thriller takes readers on a wild, provocative and truly unforgettable ride along the dark corridors of justice and into the heart of human nature itself. A long string of gruesome murders remains unsolved, and the body count is rising fast. But it is soon clear to all involved that the victims have more in common than grisly deaths -- they shared grisly lives as well. The killer's hit list reads like a "Who's Who" of the San Fernando Valley's most despised criminals -- child molesters. Outraged by the failure of the criminal justice system to make unrepentant child molesters pay for their heinous crimes, someone has taken the law into their own, lethal hands -- and now it's payback time. With wicked humor and deadly aim, the unidentified killer sets out to right the wrongs inflicted on young and innocent victims. Soon everyone is suspect -- from the stunningly beautiful but embittered DA, Rebecca Fielding, to the lipsticked pedophile in drag, Frank, to the less-than-noble treatment center directors -- as unrepentant child molesters, who havereceived nothing but a slap on the wrist from the law, are brutally murdered. The detectives on the case repeatedly come up short as the killer-at-large wields a wit as sharp as her aim along a bloodied path for justice. The local sex offender rehabilitation center rallies its forces in a futile attempt to protect its severely damaged reputation as Oakwood Center's court-appointed clients continue to check out of treatment and into the morgue. Meanwhile, Ms. Fielding's rivals in the DA's office try to pin the crimes on her. As the investigation gets under way, a conflicted romance heats up between Rebecca and Jack Larson, the lead detective on the case, who cannot believe Rebecca is guilty despite mounting evidence. Larson must ultimately put both his job and life on the line to discover the disturbing truth. Brimming with pitch-black humor, spine-tingling suspense and outrageous plot twists, this murder mystery is also sure to court controversy. In "Fatal Convictions," we are witnessing the birth of a new genre of fiction -- female vigilante justice. Americans have grown increasingly frustrated as the criminal justice system crumbles before their eyes, allowing the guilty to walk free through its gaping holes. Shari P. Geller's book speaks to this universal frustration. But in the final reckoning, "Fatal Convictions" is a stunningly well-crafted thriller that will leave you reeling long after the last page is turned.