Author: Marcia Clark
Genre: Legal Thriller, Rachel Knight #3
Personal Rating: 4/5 (very good)
Yearly Count: 54
When the daughter of a billionaire Hollywood director is found murdered after what appears to be a kidnapping gone wrong, Los Angeles Special Trials prosecutor Rachel Knight and Detective Bailey Keller find themselves at the epicenter of a combustible and high-profile court case. Then a prime suspect is revealed to be one of Hollywood's most popular and powerful talent managers--and best friend to the victim's father. With the director vouching for the manager's innocence, the Hollywood media machine commences an all-out war designed to discredit both Rachel and her case. KILLER AMBITION is at once a thrilling ride through the darker side of Tinseltown and a stunning courtroom drama with the brilliant insider's perspective that Marcia Clark is uniquely qualified to give.
There was a lot more time in court this time around for Rachel Knight. I enjoyed learning more about the day to day happenings and getting a realistic view of the system; however, I didn't 100% buy into the plot. There were a few things that just didn't fly with me. Despite those bits, I think Marcia Clark can write, and I enjoy her characters.
Another thing . . . I don't understand the cover of the book. It's very deceptive, and I think it cheapens Clark's talent.
My thanks go to Little, Brown and Company (Mulholland Books) and NetGalley for providing me with this eGalley.