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The Trials of Nikki Hill is a tour de force, a riveting tale of murder, and a wild ride through the Los Angeles criminal justice system. Your guide is Nicolette Hill, a beautiful and ambitious young black prosecutor on her way up in the district attorney's office and a heroine for the new millennium. Nikki has a career but not a life, an expensive house but no dining room table, and a serious lack of romance. On top of this, Nikki has just been handed the high-profile case of her career: the body of Maddie Gray, host of TV's most popular tabloid news show, has been found in a Dumpster in South Central gangland. The police immediately have a suspect in Jamal Deschamps, a young black man arrested at the scene with Maddie's ring in his pocket. Then the airtight case against him springs some big-time leaks - sending Nikki and a quirky team of homicide detectives scrambling to find the real killer, while an army of attorneys, spin doctors, crooked cops, and case-hardened gangstas starts working overtime to make the wheels of justice spin just the way they want. When Nikki finally gets a suspect whose guilt she can believe in - this time it's a famous African-American R&B diva - the case may already be doomed. From South Central homeboys in baggy pants to courthouse hitters in three-piece suits, The Trials of Nikki Hill captures men and women in the often chaotic pursuit of a thing called justice - and one particular woman courageously fighting her way through the system, with her career, her pride, and her life hanging in the balance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780446523264
ISBN-10: 0446523267
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 162mm x mm)
Pages: 440
Imprint: Warner Books
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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