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Gutsy, relentless, wisecracking Boston P.I. Fina Ludlow is back with her most hard-hitting case yet in the critically acclaimed series by Ingrid Thoft.

When soccer mom Liz Barone is attacked in her kitchen and left with a life-threatening injury, Fina Ludlow is hired by Liz's mother to identify her attacker. It's unusual for Fina to take a case that isn't connected to the family firm, Ludlow and Associates, but Liz was in the process of suing her alma mater, New England University-a suit that could be a legal gold mine.

Twenty years earlier, Liz was an NEU soccer star known for her physical toughness; however, a serious cognitive decline has soured her soccer memories. She's convinced that her aggressive style of play-and the university's willingness to ignore head injuries in favor of a win-has put her health and her future in jeopardy, and someone needs to be held responsible.

Was Liz attacked to stop her lawsuit, or were there other secrets in the seemingly innocent woman's life? Fina convinces her father and boss, Carl, to take the case, and discovers that wading into the financially lucrative and emotionally charged world of collegiate sports requires nerves of steel. As the list of suspects grows and hidden agendas are revealed, Fina wonders if any game is worth the price.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2015
ISBN: 9780399171185
Branch Call Number: M THO
Characteristics: 452 p. ;,24 cm


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serob Aug 20, 2015

This series started out strong and keeps improving. Thoft expertly weaves the threads of multiple, over arching story lines from book to book, while narrating a separate, believable tale of mystery and suspense. Do yourself a favor and start off with the first title, LOYALTY and proceed from there. Destined to be one of the great American mystery series alongside Chandler's, Stout's and Robert B. Parker's creations.

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