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By Stephanie Ganon. 2011
Working at a law firm has taught Emily Dawson a thing or two about mergers and acquisitions. This serves her… well when the two men she's dating learn about each other. It's time for a compromise that will satisfy them all!For nearly a year, Emily Dawson has quietly dated two men, Nick Scott and William Drake--both smart, attractive and great in bed. Because they all work at the same law firm, her various needs are met at a moment's notice. During an out-of-town business trip, the men put their heads together and discover their girlfriend has two boyfriends. But when Nick and William confront Emily about her refusal to commit to a relationship, an unusual compromise is reached--one that satisfies them all. Content Notes: Partner sharing; gay sex
By J. F. Freedman. 2008
A public defender must defend the rarest of clients--someone she believes to be innocent Jessica Thompson is training for a… marathon, running fifty miles a week not just to stay in shape, but to help her forget that she spends her days in service to some of California's worst criminals. As a public defender in Los Angeles, this is par for the course. But Roberto Salazar is an unusual client: a kind, mild-mannered man with a clean record who has been accused of trafficking stolen goods. Jessica is happy to get this churchgoing gardener acquitted, but she's shocked when he's accused of murder. Roberto is arrested in connection with three savage murders, each committed on the night of a full moon. Is he innocent? Or did Jessica let a madman go free?
By J. F. Freedman. 1998
He used to relish putting suspects in jail, but in his latest case, Luke Garrison--now a defense attorney--will stop at… nothing to save a man accused of murderDuring a sleepover with her two friends, Emma goes missing. The owners of a local news network, her parents have money and power. As the police scour the city, Emma's father offers a $250,000 reward for his daughter's safe return. Eight days after the abduction, two hikers find her. Emma has been dead for days. After a year's fruitless search, the police make an arrest, picking up the network's star anchorman. As Emma's father brays for blood, Luke Garrison is the only person who dares to stand in his way. Once a merciless District Attorney, Luke became a defender after mistakenly sending a man to the gas chamber. Now he will let no one--not even a bereaved father--rush justice. But is he doing the right thing, or is he fighting to set a killer free?
By J. F. Freedman. 2006
In an old Californian house, a young man commits a thoroughly modern crimeMaria Estrada, a hard-partying girl with family ties… to some of the toughest gangsters in California, had no idea an old mansion could be so beautiful. The boy who broke into it with her had a feeling she might be impressed. But by the time the night is over, Maria has been brutally killed, and the boy is nowhere to be found. It's up to PI Kate Blanchard and Luke Garrison, a criminal lawyer, to decipher what happened in the grand old mansion. To bring Maria's killer to justice, they must locate the elusive connection between the poverty where she was raised and the affluence of where she died.
By Winnie M. Li. 2017
'An important and moving book' --Cathy Rentzenbrink'I have never found myself rooting for a heroine with more urgency' --Kate Rhodes'Deftly… written, pacey and unflinching, I could not put it down. Winnie Li is a rare talent with an explosive and timely story. Do not miss it.' --Marti Leimbach, best-selling author of Dying Young and Daniel Isn't TalkingHighly Commended for the CWA Debut Dagger 2015Shortlisted for the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize 2015Shortlisted for the Pat Kavanagh Prize 2015Runner-up in the SI Leeds Literary PrizeVivian is a cosmopolitan Taiwanese-American tourist who often escapes her busy life in London through adventure and travel. Johnny is a 15-year-old Irish teenager, living a neglected life on the margins of society.On a bright spring afternoon in West Belfast, their paths collide during a horrifying act of violence.In the aftermath, each is forced to confront the chain of events that led to the attack.Inspired by true events, this is a story of the dark chapters and chance encounters that can irrevocably determine the shape of our lives. *2018 Edgar Award Best First Novel Nominee
By Elizabeth Gill. 2016
From the bestselling author of Miss Appleby's Academy comes a gritty story of tragedy and overcoming hardship, perfect for fans… of Margaret Dickinson and Milly Adams.As a solicitor in the small northern mining town of Hexham, Sam Browne knows more than most about the affairs of the town's inhabitants. He has known several of his clients since his schooldays, and has become a fast friend to their growing families. But when tragedy strikes, affecting the town in many terrible ways, Sam finds himself unwillingly drawn into the complicated emotional entanglements that arise. Are Sam and his friends' lives to be forever changed by what has happened?
By David Schmahmann. 2009
A young lawyer in a pretentious law firm loves a girl that he can't have and is forced to try… a major case that he can't win, and must do both under the critical scrutiny of senior lawyers who will soon decide whether to promote him to partnership.
By Richard Smolev. 2012
Kate Brewster's quest to become the first woman to run a Wall Street institution is about to come to fruition.… Wooed away from a top job at a competing firm by Ed Roth with promises of breaking the glass ceiling when she succeeds him as the head of the investment bank Drake Carlson, Kate learns that she has real potential for the top spot. First, she must prove her worth by unconventionally putting together an IPO for a small games maker whose most valuable but unknown asset may be a painting stolen from a Jewish family as they fled Austria after the Nazi invasion.Kate's professional challenges play out amid a family crisis: her husband's company is imploding and he may have to relocate to a remote part of China to save even a small portion of his business. Her integrity is challenged when she's accused of slowing down a deal to sell her husband's company to divert the sizeable sales commission to Drake, her new company. As a result, Kate uncovers an illegal trading scheme involving her partners, and their downfall triggers another firm's attempt at a hostile takeover of Drake.Against seemingly impossible odds, Kate is able to strike a balance between the demands of the deal she is running and the right of a patriarch's family to seek closure for wounds that date back generations.
By Sylvie Fox. 2016
Struggling to pull together the pieces of her life after another falling out with Ohio's most powerful political dynasty, Casey… Cort turns her attention toward her budding relationship with rising assistant U.S. Attorney Miles Siegel. Things come to an abrupt halt when circumstances catapult them onto the scene of a horrific crime. Miles investigates the identity of an unlikely criminal mastermind, known on the street as Sledge Hammer. Meanwhile Casey discovers she may hold the key to solve the crime--and to the freedom of innocent women and children in the sex trafficking ring. Can Miles and Casey put the clues together to solve the mystery before the trail runs cold? In this continuation of the Casey Cort series, Sylvie Fox--a former trial lawyer in Cleveland--weaves a tale that blends the best of today's top legal thrillers with the heart and soul of women's fiction, in a story ripped from real-world headlines.
By Margaret Maron. 1998
By Allison Leotta. 2016
From Allison Leotta the highly entertaining storyteller George Pelecanos who writes in a style… that s as real as it gets USA TODAY a ripped-from-the-headlines novel featuring prosecutor Anna Curtis at the center of a national story involving campus rape and the disappearance of a young woman It was her word against his until she disappeared Emily Shapiro has gone missing A freshman at a Michigan university Emily was last seen leaving a bar near Beta Psi a prestigious and secretive fraternity The main suspect is Dylan Highsmith the son of one of the most powerful politicians in the state At first the only clue is pieced-together surveil lance footage of Emily leaving the bar that night and Dylan running down the street after her When prosecutor Anna Curtis discovers a video diary Emily kept during her first few months at college it exposes the history Emily had with Dylan she accused him of rape before disappearing Anna is horrified to discover that Dylan s frat is known on campus as the rape factory The case soon gets media attention and support from Title IX activists across the country but Anna s investigation hits a wall Anna has to find something anything she can use to discover Emily alive But without a body or any physical evidence she s under threat from people who tell her to stop before she ruins the name of an innocent young man Inspired by real-life stories The Last Good Girl shines a light on campus rape and the powerful emotional dynamics that affect the families of the men and women on both sides
By William Bernhardt. 1993
By Jacquelyn Mitchard. 1999
Arley, a 14-year-old honor student in Texas, begins writing to Dillon LeGrande, an inmate of the nearby correctional facility. Gradually,… she falls in love with him, and they are secretly married. When she becomes pregnant, she is rejected by her family and moves in with an activist lawyer, a woman who is having troubles with her boyfriend, a death row attorney.…
By James Kimmel. 2013
By Christine Carroll. 2007
Sophisticated Sylvia Chatsworth and up-and-coming attorney Lyle Thomas seem like the perfect couple. The future looks rosy until the romantic… Victorian inn where they're staying is set on fire and questions abound. Does it have something to do with the real estate investigation Lyle's working on? Is Sylvia's U. S. Senator father involved in something shady? They need to know in a hurry#151;before whoever wants them dead succeeds.
By Pamela Samuels-Young. 2007
After winning a multimillion-dollar verdict in a race-discrimination case, Vernetta Henderson's career is on the rise. Weeks away from a… coveted partnership, she takes on the defense of a major corporation in what appears to be an open-and-shut sexual harassment case. But Vernetta discovers the case isn't what it seems. After passing up a chance to settle, events place the entire case--and her future--in jeopardy. It's bad enough working with a pretentious associate with her own agenda. Now Vernetta is up against the smooth-talking litigator she once beat at trial. Just when she needs her husband most, he finds himself in a compromising position that could destroy their marriage. As revelations about the case emerge, Vernetta uncovers a conspiracy of corporate greed, deceit and violence that will touch many lives. With her private and professional lives spiraling out of control, Vernetta is about to discover what really matters--and how far she'll go to protect the ones she loves.
By Kristi Gold. 2014
Where there's a will, there's a secret... When Hannah Armstrong opens the door to find a cowboy on her porch,… her jaw drops-and not just because he's beyond handsome. Apparently she's heir to the Lassiter fortune. If Logan Whittaker, cowboy-turned-attorney, can help her uncover the truth about her biological father, why say no-at least for her daughter Cassie's sake? With Hannah tucked away at his ranch house, Logan longs to turn their business affairs into something more personal. Except Hannah has enough dark family secrets to cope with-and Logan's own past could spell trouble just as things are really heating up....
By John Lescroart. 1995
In San Francisco - a city of tolerance and hope - everything came apart. One man died at the hands… of another. The next victim was killed by a mob. Now fires burn in the night, helicopters throb through the air, and politicians, lawyers and cops vie for the remnants of power. Somewhere in the once-placid streets of San Francisco, a young man is on the run, charged by the media with a crime he didn't commit, hounded by demagogues, hunted by a desperate police department. One cop knows that Kevin Shea is innocent of a brutal racial murder. An ambitious politician will use Shea for her own ends. And a down-and-out lawyer is all that stands between Kevin Shea and an even more atrocious crime. For when there's no law left, justice is the only hope.
By Perri O'Shaughnessy. 2003
It's the moment every attorney fears most...one careless moment that threatens careers, reputations, lives. For Nina Reilly, it will change… everything--and ignite a case where her own clients are witnesses against her...and where the defendant is Nina herself.As an attorney championing desperate people, Nina Reilly has skirted the edges of legal ethics in pursuit of a just result, but she has never before broken the rule of absolute protection of her clients' secrets. One September night in Lake Tahoe when her unlocked truck is stolen, her life changes forever. Gone are her most sensitive case files, complete with the sometimes brutally candid notes she took while interviewing her clients. It's every attorney's nightmare. And now the worst has happened: The secrets are being revealed, one by one, in ways that will cause the greatest harm. Nina's own clients complain to the State Bar of California, and suddenly Nina is fighting for her license and her livelihood in a legal proceeding that may ultimately lead her to disbarment. In desperation, Nina turns to her ex-husband, celebrated San Francisco lawyer Jack McIntyre, to represent her. And as personal tensions erupt between McIntyre and Nina's sometime boyfriend, private investigator Paul van Wagoner...as reputations are ruined and people begin to die...a chilling pattern of rage and revenge comes into focus. Someone is bent on destroying the lives of Nina's clients and, in the process, Nina Reilly.From the Hardcover edition.