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About the Book

Sympathy Between Humans

On the streets of Minneapolis, Sarah has worked everything from
vice to missing persons. But six months after the death of a
small-town criminal in rural Minnesota, Sarah is still protecting
the identity of a killer. And now a zealous D.A.'s investigator has
come to town, determined to make an arrest. With her ex-partner
half a world away and her husband in prison, only Sarah remains to
face the consequences of last fall. Surrounded by colleagues who
know her to be the suspect in a murder, Sarah keeps her demons at
bay by involving herself in the troubles of strangers.
Seventeen-year-old Aidan Hennessy was banished from his family by
his father. Now Aidan's twin sister is desperately searching for
the brother she hasn't seen in years. Although the case is out of
Sarah's jurisdiction, she sees a reflection of herself in the
troubled, damaged family, and agrees to investigate.

As she probes into their tangled history, Sarah begins to realize
that the mystery of the Hennessys runs deeper than it appears. Then
Sarah's lieutenant gives her a simpler assignment: Track down a
doctor rumored to be practicing medicine without a license in a
housing project. But in Cicero Ruiz, Sarah finds a tough, wounded
survivor whose moral code challenges her own ideas about
justice...and whose hard-won life would be destroyed by an

Now juggling two very different cases, both requiring a delicate
balancing act between professional honor and personal feelings,
Sarah soon has even more at stake. Caught up in a cat-and-mouse
game with the investigator who wants to end her career, crossing
one ethical line after another, Sarah increasingly fears that a
misstep on her part will end not only in her disgrace, but in the
death of one of those she has promised herself to protect. With its
fascinating heroine and its brilliantly interwoven mysteries,
SYMPATHY BETWEEN HUMANS is storytelling at its finest from one of
the most original and daring writers in suspense fiction

© Copyright 2005 by Delacorte Press, a division of Random
House, Inc.

Sympathy Between Humans
by Jodi Compton

  • Publication Date: March 1, 2005
  • Genres: Fiction, Suspense
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • ISBN-10: 0385337140
  • ISBN-13: 9780385337144