It is for this reason that I don’t watch Law and Order, CSI, The Closer, or other crime shows. I will say there has been improvement over the years but if I see one more show where the D.A. is an unethical, evidence-hiding, win-at-all-costs jerk, I may puke.
That’s just not how it is. Most cops, prosecutors, judges, and even defense attorneys are simply doing the best job they can with the facts and the cases before them. Prosecutors and police officers are real people with real feelings, cares, worries, and passions, just like defense lawyers and defendants. And no one, in my opinion, has captured the essence of what someone on the front lines of crime is really like better than Stacy Dittrich has in her heroine Cee Cee Gallagher, whose first appearance is in The Devil’s Closet, which Dorchester Publishing releases this month. (View trailer here.)
Part high crime, part love story, this book was rarely out of my sight from the moment I picked it up until I finished it (less than 24 hours later). Anyone who picks up The Devil’s Closet will want to dive into the next book in the series, Mary Jane’s Grave. It will be out on the stands in June 2009—so long a wait, but so worth it.