Critical Vulnerability

An Aroostine Higgins Novel

Book 1
Brown Street Books
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In this smart, gripping thriller from USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller, federal prosecutor Aroostine Higgins’ most critical vulnerability is exposed.

 

Government records, medical equipment, elevators, security alarms … they’re all remotely controlled and monitored by computerized industrial control systems. It’s convenient, efficient, and potentially deadly.

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aroostine Higgins has put her personal life on hold to join the Department of Justice’s elite Criminal Division. She’s about to prosecute a major bribery trial—one that could make or break her career.

 

But everything’s going wrong.

Her pretrial motion vanishes from the federal court’s electronic docketing system. Her apartment catches fire. Routine dental surgery turns into a near-death experience. By the time Aroostine realizes her string of bad luck is anything but random, the stakes are greater than the outcome of a high-profile court case.

 

Determined to win at any cost, a hidden enemy threatens to destroy her—and the only man she’s ever loved—unless she can stop him. Now, it’s personal.

Keywords: women sleuths, mystery & thriller, mystery series, legal thriller, suspense, murder, bestseller, technothriller, Native American fiction

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Publisher
Brown Street Books
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Published on
Mar 30, 2014
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Pages
399
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ISBN
9781940759029
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Native American & Aboriginal
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Legal
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