Authors: Jackie Collins
Tags: #Cultural Heritage, #Fiction
Also by Jackie Collins
The Power Trip
Lovers & Players
Hollywood Wives – The New Generation
L.A. Connections – Power, Obsession, Murder, Revenge
Lovers & Gamblers
The World Is Full Of Divorced Women
The Love Killers
The World Is Full Of Married Men
THE SANTANGELO NOVELS
Goddess of Vengeance
Poor Little Bitch Girl
Drop Dead Beautiful
Vendetta: Lucky’s Revenge
First published in Great Britain by Pan Books, 1981.
This edition published by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, 2012
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Copyright © Chances, Inc. 1981
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This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either a product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual people, living or dead, events or locales, is entirely coincidental.
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In memory of Kimberly
You are not forgotten
May 1984, Los Angeles
The jury filed silently into the courtroom. The judge made his entrance a moment later, and a hiss of expectation raged through the packed room.
Lucky Santangelo stood tensely in the dock. She stared straight ahead. Impassive. Wildly, darkly beautiful. In spite of everything.
The judge took his place, adjusted his heavy horn-rim glasses, and cleared his throat. ‘Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, have you reached your verdict?’ he asked tersely.