A rising star at her prestigious Seattle law firm, Dana Hill knows all about stress. She pours herself into her work and family with all the energy she has. But her carefully balanced life is about to be turned upside down. First, a frightening medical diagnosis forces her to reassess her roles as a lawyer, mother, and wife to a man she suddenly no longer trusts. Then, her life is rocked further by the shocking and brutal murder of her twin brother.
With a smart, iconoclastic detective named Michael Logan as her only ally, Dana dives into the investigation, relentlessly seeking answers to who killed her brother and why. Logan cannot believe that the murder was anything more than a robbery gone terribly wrong. But when Dana uncovers a priceless, handcrafted diamond earring in the debris of her twin's trashed home, the case becomes far more sinister. Dana is sure the jewel is the key to her twin's secrets. And Logan becomes convinced it can help stop a string of cold-blooded murders that have followed in the wake of her brother's death.
As Dana and Logan chase the faint trail of evidence from Seattle to Maui, they soon threaten the reputation, career, and future of a powerful man who will stop at nothing to protect what he considers his. But for Dana, for whom time has a special meaning, nothing--not even her own life--is more important than finding the truth. She has moved beyond fear, beyond control, and beyond anyone's attempts at damage control.
Published By Warner Books
Publish Date: February, 2007
ISBN: 0446578703 Hardcover, US $24.95
"A page turner...fast-moving plot...A few twists will surprise even seasoned thriller readers."
Publisher's Weekly Nov. 2006
March 28, 2006
"Mr. Dugoni has created a compelling story, and has peopled it with all-too-human characters in very real situations. His juxtaposition of the difference between the public perception of relationships as opposed to their very real private dynamics is powerful and gripping, and the fast pace won't let go of you until the very end. You'll want a signed copy of this, I promise!"
Fran Recommends, Seattle Mystery Bookstore, December 2006
"Successful attorney Dana Hill's life begins to fall apart when her brother is murdered and she is diagnosed with breast cancer. Going to her husband for support, she learns that he is having an affair. Rather than collapse with self-pity, she decides to take control and begins to investigate her brother's death. An examination of his life proves to Dana that she really didn't know him at all. As she digs deeper, the forces behind his murder want her out of the picture, and a man wearing a policeman's uniform is killing people who might know the answers. Dana and the supporting cast are fascinating characters and they propel the narrative to its shocking conclusion. Comparisons to the early works of John Grisham and the thrillers of David Baldacci are easily warranted. Dugoni's latest is destined to damage the bestseller lists. For all fiction collections."
Library Journal Review
"Robert Dugoni is a bona fide new talent."
With his New York Times bestselling debut novel, The Jury Master, Robert Dugoni was compared to a young John Grisham. Now this brilliant storyteller returns with a thriller about a gifted attorney whose perfect world is torn apart by secrets and a crime only she can solve--if she can stay alive."...the plot twists keep the pages turning. "
Kirkus Reviews, November 2006
"DAMAGE CONTROL is a thrilling reading spree, filled with suspenseful twists and turns."
"The story takes off in the first chapter, and the pacing remains very fast throughout the story. This is one of those great page-turners that make time fly."