By Will Boisvert
Updated June 23, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

No Good Deeds

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In her ninth outing, PI Tess Monaghan and her self-loathing trust-funder boyfriend shield an obstreperous black teen from feds probing a prosecutor’s murder.

Local Color
”[T]wo Baltimores. Rich and poor. White and black. Ours. Theirs.”

Quirkiest Character
Tess’ madcap preppy sidekick, Whitney, offers a kid some gin with his cookies.

Lowdown
The rickety plot frames a razor-sharp portrait of ghetto survivalism, liberal guilt, and every ratcheting of social tensions in between.

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