Discretion by Allison Leotta

by Allison Leotta

About this book

When a beautiful young woman plummets to her death from the balcony of the U.S. Capitol, Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Curtis is summoned to the scene.  The evidence points to a sexual assault and murder. The victim is one of the city’s highest-paid escorts.  And the balcony belongs to Washington D.C.’s lone Congressman, the most powerful figure in city politics.

The Congressman proclaims his innocence, but he’s in the middle of a tough primary fight, and the scandal could cost him the election.  For Anna, the high-profile case is an opportunity.  But as the political stakes rise, she realizes that a mistake could end her career.

At the same time, her budding romance with Jack Bailey, the chief homicide prosecutor, is at a crossroads. Determined to gain respect in the office, Anna wants to keep their relationship under wraps.  But the mounting pressure and media attention that comes with the office’s most important case will inevitably expose their relationship — if it doesn’t destroy it first.

The investigation leads Anna to Discretion, a high-end escort service that caters to D.C.’s elite.  With each break in the case, however, the mystery deepens.  And the further Anna ventures into D.C.’s red-light underworld, the larger the target on her own back.

My Review

Being a former federal prosecutor, specializing in sex crimes and domestic violence, author Allison Leotta has an inside knowledge of what really goes on, making this book even more interesting to read. I enjoyed getting to know more of how things work in Washington and especially in the legal system. The author created characters that are so believable, sometimes I felt as though I was in the story, not to mention the scary times at night when I was trying to read, and would hear noises!

I enjoyed this fast pace murder mystery, and with all of the twists and turns taking place, you didn’t know what was happening next, so I had to keep reading, just couldn’t put the book down until I finished and found out the ending.

If you enjoy thrillers, murder mysteries, then you will enjoy Discretion. Grab a copy today for your reading enjoyment.

This book was provided by Touchtone books for me to read and review. The opinions here in this review are mine only.


For twelve years, I was a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., where I specialized in prosecuting sex crimes, domestic violence, and crimes against children.

I started writing novels because I saw heartbreaking tragedies, acts of shocking evil, and vulnerable victims every day – but also moments of real heroism, true love, and healing. Given the stories I witnessed, the rich cast of characters I worked with, and my lifelong love of fiction, I had to write some books.


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