By Amy Gutman
Just out of Harvard legislations institution, Kate Paine is at the quick tune at Samson & generators, the nation's richest, strongest legislation enterprise. Assigned to help the charismatic coping with accomplice in a high-profile sexual harassment case, Kate can not often think her success. yet with the brutal homicide of Madeline Waters, a stunning lady companion, Kate's rigorously built global starts to break down. A mysterious caution from the useless lady simply hours prior to her dying leaves Kate terrified and confused—could she be the killer's subsequent target?
Finding herself in a race opposed to time to free up the secrets and techniques of Madeline's violent demise, Kate delves a long way underneath Samson & turbines' tender veneer gaining knowledge of a surprising legacy of abuse and betrayal—a legacy that could carry the main to fixing the homicide, in addition to to Kate's personal survival.
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He’s always looked up at her face, her beau-1 tiful, smiling face. 2 It’s so dark. For a long time, now. Why is she lying so still? 3 He sleeps. 4 And then it’s light. She’s still there, sprawled and broken in ways that 5 he can’t comprehend. She’s floating in a sea of red. 6 He wants to get up, to go to her. But he can’t stand up, can’t seem to 7 move at all. 8 He cries out, but there’s something in his mouth. 9 At first, he thinks she’s asleep. But not really. Really, he knows that 10 she’s dead.
32 Thorpe routinely referred to women as bitches, cunts, whores. 33 He demanded that the women who worked for him wear short 34 sh skirts and tight sweaters. qxd 9/28/00 3:57 PM Page 14 1 4 A M Y G U T M A N 1 He interrogated female employees about their sex lives, de-2 manding detailed descriptions and subjecting them to elaborate 3 dissections of his own encounters. 4 He’d threatened to fire several women if they refused to sleep 5 with his music producer pal Ron Fogarty. 6 It went on from there.
Oh my God, Andrea. ” 32 Andrea shrugged her shoulders philosophically. “It’s okay. I 33 mean, it won’t be forever. qxd 9/28/00 3:57 PM Page 31 E Q U I V O C A L D E A T H 3 1 clear out the firm single-handedly. Drescher was what was known 1 in Samson parlance as a “screamer” — a partner known for blow-2 ing up on the tiniest provocation and sometimes for no reason at 3 all. For a moment, Kate pictured him in her mind’s eye. The thin 4 orangish hair, the damp, red face, the protuberant eyes. She re-5 called his habit of storming into a room and barking off orders.