Notorious : Just moments after a confidential discussion on the courthouse steps with federal prosecutor Melanie Vargas, the lawyer for a notorious rap star is blown to pieces. Melanie heard the man's last words . . . Melanie witnessed his death . . . Melanie saw the face of his killer. On the eve of a murder trial, the lawyer for a famous rapper reveals that his client wants to sing for real - to turn state's evidence and give up a much bigger fish. Then a car bomb rips the lawyer apart. Though Melanie's relationship with the murdered man had once been more than professional, she realizes she knew very little about him. Now determined to hunt down his killer, she's entering a dangerous world of terror, subterfuge, and double-cross, and heading deeper into harm's way than she's ever been. Because Melanie Vargas was the sole witness to a heinous and horrible crime with wide and frightening implications . . . and she cannot be allowed to live.