Discretion

Discretion For fans of Lisa Scottoline and Law and Order SVU former federal sex crimes prosecutor Allison Leotta s novel explores the intersection of sex and power as Anna Curtis investigates the murder of one

  • Title: Discretion
  • Author: Allison Leotta
  • ISBN: 9781451644845
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For fans of Lisa Scottoline and Law and Order SVU, former federal sex crimes prosecutor Allison Leotta s novel explores the intersection of sex and power as Anna Curtis investigates the murder of one of DC s highest paid escorts.When a beautiful young woman plummets to her death from the balcony of the U.S Capitol, Assistant U.S Attorney Anna Curtis is summoned to the sFor fans of Lisa Scottoline and Law and Order SVU, former federal sex crimes prosecutor Allison Leotta s novel explores the intersection of sex and power as Anna Curtis investigates the murder of one of DC s highest paid escorts.When a beautiful young woman plummets to her death from the balcony of the U.S Capitol, Assistant U.S Attorney Anna Curtis is summoned to the scene The evidence points to a sexual assault and murder The victim is one of the city s highest paid escorts And the balcony belongs to Washington, D.C s sole representative to Congress, the most powerful figure in city politics The Congressman proclaims his innocence, but he s in the middle of a tough primary fight, and the scandal could cost him the election For Anna, the high profile case is an opportunity But as the political stakes rise, she realizes that a single mistake could end her career At the same time, her budding romance with Jack Bailey, the chief homicide prosecutor, is at a crossroads Determined to gain respect in the office, Anna wants to keep their relationship under wraps But the mounting pressure and media attention that come with the office s most important case will inevitably expose their relationship if it doesn t destroy it first The investigation leads Anna to Discretion, a high end escort service that caters to D.C s elite But with each break in the case, the mystery deepens And the further Anna ventures into D.C s red light underworld, the larger the target on her own back From the secret social clubs where Washington s most powerful men escape from public view to the asphalt track where the city s most vulnerable women work the streets, Discretion is a gripping exploration of sex, power, and the secrets we all keep.

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    1. I enjoyed this quick fast-paced thriller. Perfect for the busy holidays as it grabbed my attention right away. I learned a lot about sex crimes prosecuting in Washington DC and it made for an interesting and exciting read. I like the strong female lead character. This might have even been a 5 star read, but for me, the romantic relationship felt a little contrived. I also felt that racial descriptions were overused, usually the reader can figure this out in the context of the story without it be [...]

    2. Some of the same problems the first book had.Sometimes it is hard for me to give up on an author. Especially when I see traits in their writing that I really like and are marred by other aspects in their stories. This is exactly what happened when I read the first two books in this series. Leotta is pretty good when she is focusing on the thriller part of the story, but for my taste she incorporates a little too much romance. Actually, maybe it's not even the amount, but just the fact that I don [...]

    3. A high end escort tumbles to her death. So this is news how? You better believe it is news when it is discovered that the woman fell from Congressman Emmett Lionel's balcony. Sounds like a case for U.S. Attorney. Anna Curtis. She works for the sex crime division. Anna will have her hands full as she makes her way around the world of sex, secrets, and scandals. Luckily for Anna, she will be joined by her love interest, chief homicide prosecutor, Jack Bailey.I did enjoy this book. new author, Alli [...]

    4. This is book 2 in the Anna Curtis series in which Curtis is a sex crimes federal prosecutor who is dating a higher up, but in a different department (homicide) Jack Bailey. Leotta's books are based in Washington D.C. and the author is a former federal prosecutor herself so she knows her stuff. I love that her books have strong female characters and this book in particular has at least 3 females including the main character. "Discretion" is about a high end escort who falls to her death from a ba [...]

    5. finished this one this rainy saturday morning, 2 sep 17. good story. 3 stars. i liked it. first i've read from leotta. washington, d.c. escort services, murder, politicians, lawyers, bing bang boom. makes use of the jefferson case, something to do with the constitution, searching, seizing, that sort of thing. some recent case2007. good read.

    6. Leotta's story lines are reminiscent to me of the show Law & Order SVU-which I love. As a former prosecutor Leotta has a solid grasp of her content and convey's it quite convincingly. I enjoyed this book and will be continuing with the series.

    7. Much better than the first! I like the cases a lot more than the romantic drama, but that's usual for me.

    8. When a high end call girl plummets to her death from the balcony of one of Congress' powerful representatives, Anna Curtis is called in. She's a U.S. Assistant Attorney who specializes in sex crimes. She's in a relationship with Jack Bailey, chief homocide prosecutor and next in line for the US Attorney General position. Although they decide to work the case together, that decision is soon lifted from them. Jack is taken off of the case and Samantha Randazzo, a FBI agent, is given the case to wo [...]

    9. Allison Leotta will get some loyal fans after they read her second novel, "Discretion." It's a combination of mystery story, thriller, politics and love, and it all takes place in Washington, D.C.Not only will the reader vicariously visit DC hotspots like Poste (in the Monaco Hotel -- very posh and pricey) and Rosa Mexicano, but the reader will enter the Capitol building and learn about secret hideaways. Murder in the Capitol on the very first page (well, the fourth to be exact).The two main fem [...]

    10. This mash-up of chick-lit, romance and mystery features a plot that is probably torn from one of the "Law and Order" television shows. It tries to be politically correct, yet the relationships and office romances involving the principal characters would be considered conflicts of interest and bar people from working with one another on any legal matter or projects in most organizations. The inclusion of story elements designed to titillate the reader adds to the air of unreality in this story an [...]

    11. "Discretion" is book #2 in the adventures of federal sex crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis. The murder of a high-priced call girl, pushed from a Capitol balcony, is at the centerpiece of this story. Since a congressman is the chief suspect, you get a trip through the back hallways and hideouts of the Capitol and an interesting primer on the difficulty of investigating a congressman. There also is an ebook ("Ten Rules for a Call Girl") that's a prequel to this story and that you can download for free [...]

    12. I'm really enjoying listening to this series. The characters are interesting and the story moves smoothly along.

    13. THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLYDiscretion is a murder mystery. One that revolves around sex and romance. Allison Leotta is a former federal sex-crimes prosecutor. Her thriller explores the escapades of our elected government officials with sex and powerful secretive worlds in Washington D.C.A young woman plummets to her death from the balcony o [...]

    14. This is the second Allison Leotta I've read. Started with Law of Attraction after hearing Leotta speak at a conference. Clearly falls into the the romantic suspense column so if you want heavier crime detail, this might not satisfy. The strengths of the book are Leotta's deft weaving of legal background into the story and creative premise. I didn't figure out who the killer was until revealed. I did have moments of wishing her protagonist were a little stronger and feeling that elements of the r [...]

    15. Entertaining escapist legal mystery series set in D.C. (for those of us who usually enjoy paying attention to national US politics but not so much anymore, but who also don't want to give up the D.C. fix).Anyone else bothered by the mention of the man (the killer) who looks over the balcony during the act and is spotted by the Capitol guard, but this is then never mentioned again? Wouldn't that guard be, oh say, a WITNESS? Kept waiting for this observation in passing to be mentioned again in the [...]

    16. 3.5 stars. This was better than "Law of Attraction." Leotta nails the courtroom, legal, law enforcement stuff. The dialogue always leaves something to be desired though, and I actually think the romantic elements detract from the strong story. I'm not a big fan of Jack & Annarious to see what happens in #3.

    17. This is the last book of Allusion Leota. I'm sorry to say until another book comes out. Loved all her booms. This was so exciting that I couldn't put it down just like all the rest of her books. They are all page turners and good reading. Thank Allusion keep them coming they were just GREAT

    18. I read it out of order and it didn't matter. Too lovey-dovey and not enough crime. But she does improve as her later books were slanted the opposite way - more crime and less love. I read them prior to this.

    19. The first was definitely the best so far. This had a good storyline. Very gritty in places. That’s good!

    20. Allison Leotta in her new book, “Discretion” Book Two in the Anna Curtis series published by Touchstone brings us back to Washington D.C. and another adventure with Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Curtis.From the back cover: From former federal sex-crimes prosecutor and critically acclaimed author Allison Leotta— a new thriller exploring the intersection of sex and power in Washington, D.C.’s most secretive worldsWhen a beautiful young woman plummets to her death from the balcony of the U.S [...]

    21. Discretion is a murder mystery. One that revolves around sex and romance. Allison Leotta is a former federal sex-crimes prosecutor. Her thriller explores the escapades of our elected government officials with sex and powerful secretive worlds in Washington D.C.A young woman plummets to her death from the balcony of a hideaway office of Washington, D.C.’s sole representative to Congress, the most powerful figure in city politics. The victim is one of the city’s highest-paid escorts. Assistant [...]

    22. Discretion Allison LeottaDiscretion is a murder mystery. One that revolves around sex and romance. Allison Leotta is a former federal sex-crimes prosecutor. Her thriller explores the escapades of our elected government officials with sex and powerful secretive worlds in Washington D.C.A young woman plummets to her death from the balcony of a hideaway office of Washington, D.C.’s sole representative to Congress, the most powerful figure in city politics. The victim is one of the city’s highes [...]

    23. DISCRETIONALLISON LEOTTAAllison Leotta writes a fairly intricate thriller, weaving her characters through mentions of actual people, and, very interesting, some explanation of laws and statutes, especially in Washington DC. Discretion is the name of a very discrete, high end escort service, catering to men “who can afford anything except publicity”. Only the best girls work here and there is no published phone number or address. To have the pleasure of one of these girls’ company, you have [...]

    24. Engaging political thriller.Former Federal Prosecutor Allison Leotta uses her personal experiences garnered over a twelve-year period in the prosecution of sex crimes, domestic violence, and crimes against children to create a novel that keeps her readers engaged throughout this fast-paced legal thriller. Her first novel “Law of Attraction,” was given accolades by the top publications in America. Suspense Magazine named the book one of the best legal thrillers in 2010.When the beautiful esco [...]

    25. I do not know where to begin, this book should have been an out of the park homerun. There is political maneuvering, a police investigation, an escort service running the highest priced call girls in Washington D.C and a maniacal killer on the loose. From the description alone, this should have been a winner.Herein lies the problem. The book is lackluster. Just when Allison Leotta sparks some intrigue, she changes direction from the investigation to the main character’s love life. Personally, [...]

    26. A young woman enters the U.S.Capitol for an important appointment. Then, moments later, she falls to her death from a U.S. Congressman's balcony.Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Curtis arrives at the scene and contemplates the difficulties she will have investigating a U.S. Congressman and information in his office.Not only must she have a judge permit investigators to have access to the legislative office but on a personal note, Anna must put on hold, her relationship with the lead homicide investi [...]

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