Creeping through dark courtyards was not how Sandy Reid intended to begin her law career. Fresh from the bar exam, she planned to leave her days as a sassy, devil-may-care law student behind for a more responsible approach. But she is obliged to meet a shady, unknown client - a woman who claims to be a victim of blackmail - as a favor to her friend and mentor Martin Bronner.
Unfortunately, when the client is located, she is unable to talk due to a bullet hole in her forehead. While checking for a pulse, Sandy notices a manila envelope on the victim’s lap and wonders if it contains the indecent photos that the victim wished to keep private.
In a moment of sympathy, Sandy picks up the envelope, but immediately thinks better of it and puts it back…a moment too late. Naturally, due to her sassiness, Miss Reid has already run afoul of State Attorney Lawrence Moran in her previous adventures, and he relishes the thought of having her disbarred as soon as possible.
It gets worse. Soon after, Martin’s friend Brad shows up at Sandy’s office requesting confidential assistance.
Brad plans to commit suicide and wants to enlist Sandy’s help getting his affairs in order. The following week, Brad is indeed found dead in his home...but is it suicide or cold-blooded murder? And where does confidentiality end and tampering with evidence begin?
Such Wicked Friends is the third installment of Rod Hoisington’s series about the exploits of sassy-investigator-turned-sassy-lawyer Sandy Reid. She’s not afraid to take on the big boys. She gets shot at a lot. Did I mention she’s sassy?
However, it is worth pointing out that her sass in this book results directly from her desperation to cover up her own bad choices, and after the third or fourth time, “irrepressible” starts to sound a lot like “annoying.”