Softcover binding has light shelfwear to edges of covers. Pages tight and clean with some yellowing due to age. 217 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1991. ISBN: 0345371070. Attorney Laura Di Palma is in complete control of her high-profile life, she's about to become a partner, signed lithographs decorate the walls of her spectacular San Francisco apartment, and her Mercedes is paid for. But control turns to utter chaos when her sick lover, Hal, disappears from his hospital bed without a word. Then Sandy, the detective she works with (and her former lover), begins pressuring her for a second chance. At work, she has a radical client who's accused of murdering an FBI agent. It's too much to handle, but Laura has no choice.