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Em um mundo no qual ela acredita que homens e mulheres não têm direitos iguais perante a lei, dias de…liberdade de Emelisa estão contados. Como defesa, Emelisa deve confiar no advogado de defesa Humphrey, um ativista dos direitos humanos e membro de longa data de uma organização poderosa, Salve as Mulheres Negras.
By Mcdowell Brains. 2021
Após dezoito anos de serviço na prisão, a verdade de repente se tornou pública. Nicholas não matou uma universitária, acusação de…homicídio pela qual foi preso. Agora, Nicholas não quer sair da prisão. Ele diz que é a única casa que conhecerá. Ele diz que sua vida mudou completamente por causa de sua experiência na prisão. Se ele for viver novamente com as pessoas comuns da sociedade, ele será muito perigoso. Mas o estado diz que, uma vez que não haja mais acusações contra uma pessoa, não tem mais autoridade para mantê-la sob custódia. O estado deve seguir o processo, liberar Nicholas para ser o pior pesadelo do povo? Ou o direito de Nicolau de viver e de escolher o lugar que gostaria de viver deve ser respeitado pelo Estado e permitir que ele permaneça na prisão?
By Kenneth Eade. 2021
sofre um revés em sua prática, e agora deve tomar casos de divórcio para fazer face às despesas. Agora, um…caso de crime faz com que ele questione seu papel no caso que acabou de assumir. O advogado Brent Marks odeia aceitar casos de divórcio - mas eles pagam as contas e comparecem com muito mais freqüência do que outros tipos de casos. Mas o seu mais recente está prestes a ficar mais interessante do que o habitual processo de separação, uma vez que a mulher do seu cliente é encontrada morta e o seu cliente é o principal suspeito. Até agora, as linhas da história aparecem cortadas e secas - mas adicione algumas reviravoltas ao estilo típico de Kenneth Eade e você tem uma narrativa de advogado que é bem diferente da abordagem previsível que parece começar. Claro, Brent deve provar que seu cliente é inocente - mas ele nutre suas próprias suspeitas do que realmente aconteceu; e à medida que ele se torna ainda mais atolado na abordagem do assassino, os eventos se desenvolvem para abraçar prisioneiros, atropelamentos, outras matanças e muitas associações duvidosas. Por tudo isso, Brent continua concentrado em integridade, ética e nas melhores escolhas possíveis; e à medida que ele se aproxima da verdade, os leitores seguem com a respiração suspensa. Fãs de thrillers legais, especialmente (mesmo os recém-chegados ao mundo de Brent) vão se deliciar com o enredo realista e reviravoltas satisfatórias que marcam outra leitura excepcional que atrairá facilmente até mesmo os mais experientes seguidores das investigações de detetives legais. Midwest Book Review
By Kenneth Eade. 2021
La muerte, la ley, en este orden en la Bahía de Guantánamo. Cuando un ciudadano americano nacionalizado aparece desaparecido en…Irak, Brent Marks lucha contra el gobierno Goliat de EE.UU. con su propia Constitución. El contador de Santa Bárbara Ahmed Khury responde a la petición de su hermano, Sabeen, un presunto lavador de dinero en Irak. Antes de que Ahmed se dé cuenta de lo que le ha pasado, está en el campo de detención de la bahía de Guantánamo, siendo sometido a tortura para extraer información que no tiene. El drama fuera de la sala del tribunal explota, y cuando el asesinato, la corrupción y el encubrimiento entran en escena, nadie, incluyendo a Brent, está a salvo.
By Kenneth Eade. 2021
Um assassino maníaco está à solta. A mãe de April é brutalmente assassinada e seu pai espancado até perder a vida. O…advogado Brent Marks já pagou suas dívidas como advogado, tendo recebido sua parte em pequenos casos ao longo de sua carreira de 20 anos, mas finalmente alcançou um ponto em sua vida onde pode assumir casos de importância social. O que ele menos esperava era que o caso de empréstimo predatório de April Marsh contra os grandes bancos por execução ilícita da casa de seus pais se transformasse em uma investigação de assassinato. À medida que o drama do tribunal esquenta, a ação fora do tribunal fica fora de controle.
By Kenneth Eade. 2021
Es mejor ser juzgado por doce que llevado por seis. # 1 Nuevo lanzamiento caliente en Thrillers legales. Experimenta el…suspenso y el misterio de lo último en la serie de thriller legal más vendida del autor, los críticos saludan como:"Uno de los escritores de suspenso más fuertes de la escena." Este thriller legal y militar de ritmo rápido y lleno de acción nos presenta al Capitán Ryan Bennington, de 26 años, al mando de una compañía durante la Guerra de Irak y luchando contra un enemigo sin rostro en la guerra mundial contra el terror, donde una decisión de una fracción de segundo podría significar la diferencia entre matar a un civil inocente Ryan sobrevive a la guerra y regresa a casa para conquistar el TEPT y el desempleo crónico, solo para ser arrestado por seguir las órdenes de su Comandante de matar a presuntos terroristas de Al-Qaeda en un pequeño pueblo iraquí, que resultan, después de la redada, ser civiles. El abogado Brent Marks se enfrenta a la defensa de Ryan en su juicio marcial, que revelará los secretos más profundos y oscuros del complejo industrial militar. En su búsqueda de un chivo expiatorio, ¿los poderes que se han ido demasiado lejos esta vez?
By Kenneth Eade. 2021
Morte e lei, nessa ordem na Baía de Guantánamo. Quando um cidadão americano naturalizado desaparece no Iraque, Brent Marks luta…contra o gigante Governo dos EUA com sua própria Constituição. O contador de Santa Bárbara, Ahmed Khury, responde ao apelo de seu irmão, Sabeen, suspeito de lavagem de dinheiro no Iraque. Antes que Ahmed perceba o que aconteceu, ele está no campo de detenção da Baía de Guantánamo, sendo submetido a torturas para extrair informações que não possui. O drama fora do tribunal explode e quando assassinato, corrupção e encobrimento entram em cena, ninguém está seguro, incluindo Brent.
By Greg Iles. 2019
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Natchez Burning trilogy returns with an electrifying tale of friendship, betrayal,…and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town. When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at age eighteen, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington D.C. But just as the political chaos in the nation's capital lifts him to new heights, Marshall is forced to return home in spite of his boyhood vow. His father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, and the town is in the midst of an economic rebirth that might be built upon crimes that reach into the state capitol—and perhaps even to Washington. More disturbing still, Marshall's high school sweetheart, Jet, has married into the family of Max Matheson, patriarch of one of the families that rule Bienville through a shadow organization called the Bienville Poker Club. When archeologist Buck McKibben is murdered at a construction site, Bienville is thrown into chaos. The ensuing homicide investigation is soon derailed by a second crime that rocks the community to its core. Power broker Max Matheson's wife has been shot dead in her own bed, and the only other person in it at the time was her husband, Max. Stranger still, Max demands that his daughter-on-law, Jet, defend him in court. As a journalist, Marshall knows all too well how the corrosive power of money and politics can sabotage investigations. Without telling a soul, he joins forces with Jet, who has lived for fifteen years at the heart of Max Matheson's family, and begins digging into both murders. With Jet walking the dangerous road of an inside informer, they soon uncover a web of criminal schemes that undergird the town's recent success. But these crimes pale in comparison to the secret at the heart of the Matheson family. When those who have remained silent for years dare to speak to Marshall, pressure begins to build like water against a crumbling dam. Marshall loses friends, family members, and finally even Jet, for no one in Bienville seems willing to endure the reckoning that the Poker Club has long deserved. And by the time Marshall grasps the long-buried truth, he would give almost anything not to have to face it
By Fern Michaels. 2019
The Sisterhood: a group of women bound by friendship and a quest for justice. Now their male allies, the Men…of the Sisterhood, have formed a top-secret organization of their own, with the same goal of helping the helpless and righting the wrongs of the world... Loyalty is a way of life for the Sisterhood and their significant others. When lawyer Lizzie Fox's husband, Cosmo Cricket, is left critically injured after being shot by an unknown assailant, the men of BOLO Consultants head straight for Las Vegas to comfort Lizzie—and to uncover a dangerous enemy in the City of Sin. As head of Nevada's Gaming Commission, Cosmo has powerful enemies. Yet the shooting seems to be related to one of his private projects. Built in the desert outside Las Vegas, Happy Village is a flourishing community for seniors who have lost a spouse. Cosmo's widowed father found new purpose in running the venture. But the neighborhood that's now home to Happy Village was once run by rival gangs, a complicated past that has come to haunt the place. Jack, Harry, and the rest of the crew need to remove the threat, risking everything to take on a vicious and mysterious gang leader known only as Hot Shot. And while the men of the Sisterhood fight for justice for their friend, Cosmo is fighting for his life—and the stakes have never been higher
By Chris Bohjalian. 1997
"Superbly crafted and astonishingly powerful. . . . It will thrill readers who cherish their worn copies of To Kill…A Mockingbird." --PeopleWith a suspense, lyricism, and moral complexity that recall To Kill a Mockingbird and Presumed Innocent, this compulsively readable novel explores what happens when a woman who has devoted herself to ushering life into the world finds herself charged with responsibility in a patient's tragic death.The time is 1981, and Sibyl Danforth has been a dedicated midwife in the rural community of Reddington, Vermont, for fifteen years. But one treacherous winter night, in a house isolated by icy roads and failed telephone lines, Sibyl takes desperate measures to save a baby's life. She performs an emergency Caesarean section on its mother, who appears to have died in labor. But what if--as Sibyl's assistant later charges--the patient wasn't already dead, and it was Sibyl who inadvertently killed her?As recounted by Sibyl's precocious fourteen-year-old daughter, Connie, the ensuing trial bears the earmarks of a witch hunt except for the fact that all its participants are acting from the highest motives--and the defendant increasingly appears to be guilty. As Sibyl Danforth faces the antagonism of the law, the hostility of traditional doctors, and the accusations of her own conscience, Midwives engages, moves, and transfixes us as only the very best novels ever do.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Chris Bohjalian's The Light in the Ruins.
By Michael Koryta. 2021
New York Times bestselling "master" of American thriller writing Michael Koryta returns with an electrifying new novel about a mother…seeking to reconnect with her children after a terrible trial tears their family apartNina Morgan&’s bloodstained car was found a decade ago on a lonely Florida road. Forensic evidence suggested she&’d been murdered, although her body was never found. Her disappearance left her infant children to the care of their father. Once a pilot, mother, wife, and witness to a gruesome crime, Nina had to flee her old life to save her family. She reinvented herself as Leah Trenton, a guide in the Allagash Wilderness in northern Maine. She never expected to see her children again, but now tragedy has returned them to her—only they have no idea that she&’s their mother—and delivered all of them back into danger. &“Aunt Leah&” will need some help, and an old ally has a suggestion: an enigmatic young hitman named Dax Blackwell. Never Far Away is a thrilling collision between old sins and new dreams, where the wills and ingenuity of a broken family will be tested against all odds.
By James Grippando. 2021
Jack Swyteck and his family are caught in the crossfire after a deadly school shooting claims twenty casualties—Florida's fifth mass…shooting in as many years—in this provocative and timely thriller from Harper Lee Prize–winner James Grippando that touches on some of the most contentious issues roiling America today. It is the message every parent of a school-age child fears: "Active Shooter on Campus." Jack Swyteck is at his office when he receives the emergency text from Riverside Day School. Both his daughter, Righley, and his wife, FBI agent Andie Henning, are in danger. Andie is in the school's rec center when she hears the fire alarms, then loud popping noises and screams coming from the hallway. A trained law-enforcement officer, Andie knows she's supposed to stay locked down inside the room. But Righley is in her kindergarten classroom and Andie must get her to safety. The tragedy prompts mass hysteria—and dangerous speculation. The police haven't identified the shooter, but they find a handgun on the school grounds registered to a parent, a Muslim man named Amir Khoury. News of the gun and its owner leaks and quickly goes viral. Within minutes Al Qaeda claims responsibility. Andie is shocked—Amir is married to her friend, Lilly, a WASP whose bloodline goes back to the American Revolution. When Xavier, Amir and Lilly's oldest child and an eighteen-year-old senior at Riverside confesses to the crime, the local community's anti-Muslim fervor explodes to levels unseen since 9/11. Terrified for her son's life, Lilly asks Jack to step in. A seasoned defense attorney with a passion to see justice done, he's taken on plenty of complicated cases. Xavier's, however, is not one he's inclined to take—until an old friend who lost his daughter in the shooting tells him that he must. With the public calling for blood and prosecutors confident their case is air tight, Jack must unearth the Khourys' family secrets in order to expose the shocking truth and save his client from certain death. But he may not be able to save everyone—including himself
By Robert Whitlow. 2021
A small-town lawyer has been searching for his daughter for eighteen years. Now another young woman is missing, and he&’s…determined to find them both—no matter the cost.Buddy Smith built his law practice around tracking down missing children. After all, he knows the agony of being separated from a child. Not long after his daughter&’s birth, her mother ran away and Buddy never saw either one again.Gracie Blaylock has known Buddy her entire life, and now that she is clerk of court for the county, their paths cross frequently. When Gracie hears that a teenager in town has gone missing, she knows Buddy is the one for the case.The girl&’s parents are desperate for answers. Together with Gracie and Mayleah—the new detective in town—Buddy chases all leads, hoping to reach the missing teen before it&’s too late. And as he pursues one girl, he uncovers clues that could bring him closer to the girl he thought he lost forever: his own daughter.Master legal writer Robert Whitlow will keep you guessing in this gripping legal drama while reminding you of the power of God&’s restoration.Stand-alone legal dramaFull-length novel at approximately 120,000 wordsIncludes discussion questions for book clubs
By Phillip Margolin. 2019
The “master of heart-pounding suspense”—New York Times bestseller Phillip Margolin—returns with a new legal thriller starring Robin Lockwood. A young…woman accuses a prominent local college athlete of rape. Convicted with the help of undisputable DNA evidence, the athlete swears his innocence and threatens both his lawyer and his accuser as he's sent to prison. Not long after, there's another rape and the DNA test shows that the same person committed both rapes—which is seemingly impossible since the man convicted of the first rape was in prison at the time of the second one. Now, the convicted athlete, joined by a new lawyer, is granted a new trial and bail. Shortly thereafter, his original lawyer disappears and his law partner is murdered. Robin Lockwood is a young lawyer with a prestigious small law firm and a former MMA fighter who helped pay for Yale Law School with her bouts. She is representing the victim of the first rape for her civil lawsuit against her rapist, who is now convinced the rapist is stalking her and trying to intimidate her. At the same time, another client is up on a murder charge—one that should be dismissed as self-defense—but the D.A. trying the case is determined to bring it to trial. Now she has to mastermind two impossible cases, trying to find the hidden truth that links the two of them. Phillip Margolin, the master of the legal thriller, returns in one of his twistiest, most compelling crime novels yet.
In the first title in the Suspicion series, Suspicion of Innocence, Gail Connor is a fast-rising attorney in a major…law firm, about to make partner--until her life is derailed by the discovery of her sister's murdered body and the quick revelation that Gail herself is the prime suspect. Gail must fight for her life as she gets a firsthand look at the dark underside of the legal system.
An electrifying trio of thrillers in the Edgar Award–nominated series by the New York Times–bestselling author. For Miami’s “hot-blooded legal…duo,” Gail Connor and fellow attorney Anthony Quintana, personal passions collide with professional duties as they take on the city’s most dangerous cases (Library Journal). Suspicion of Betrayal: Gail Connor thinks she has a booming law practice, a perfect home, and a forthcoming marriage to a top criminal lawyer. But her perfect life is threatened when menacing phone calls and threats to her young daughter uncover secrets from her past. Suspicion of Malice: Gail and Anthony’s shaky relationship is now further divided by an explosive case. Anthony’s daughter wants Gail to defend her boyfriend against murder charges. Two things stand in Gail’s way: a reluctant witness, and the witness’s lawyer—Anthony. As a conflict of interest heats up, a young man’s life is on the line. To win, who’ll cross it? Suspicion of Vengeance: Aiding the appeal of a man convicted of murder ten years earlier, Gail discovers plenty of justice-system malfeasance—as well as a link between the slaying and the skeletons in her own family closet.
Three taut mysteries in the Edgar Award–nominated crime thriller series by a New York Times–bestselling author. Gail Connor is a…fast-rising attorney in a major Miami law firm. She and fellow lawyer Anthony Quintana work hard to ensure justice for their clients, and continue to investigate crimes around town while off the clock. Suspicion of Innocence: Gail is about to make partner in her Miami law firm when her life takes a sudden turn. She discovers her sister’s murdered body and soon realizes she’s the prime suspect. Gail must fight for her life as she gets a firsthand look at the dark underside of the legal system. Suspicion of Guilt: Gail’s been handed the biggest case of her life—a career maker that will guarantee partnership at her firm. But when she discovers suspected forgery is only the top layer of a brutal murder cover-up, she’s plunged deep into conspiracy and deadly risk. Suspicion of Deceit: Gail is newly engaged to her colleague Anthony when disturbing revelations about his past come to light. It seems, as a rebellious and idealistic youth, he traveled to Central America and became entangled in the cover-up of a violent tragedy in the Cuban expatriate community. Now, to keep that secret, someone is willing to kill . . . over and over again.
In the third title in the Suspicion series, Suspicion of Deceit, Gail Connor has recently become engaged to her lover,…Anthony Quintana. Disturbing revelations about his past life come to light. As a rebellious and idealistic youth, he traveled to Central America with a different lover and a friend; he ended up with a lifetime of lies to cover up a violent tragedy and a secret at the heart of the Cuban expatriate community that someone considers worth killing for, over and over again, in order to to keep it concealed.
In the second title in the Suspicion series, Suspicion of Guilt, Gail has the biggest case of her life--a career…maker and a guarantee that partnership will soon be hers--until she discovers that a suspected forgery is only the top layer of a cover-up for brutal murder and a step into deep conspiracy and deadly risk.
By Warren C Easley. 2014
"A fast-paced, tightly woven who-dunnit that kept me guessing to the end. Easley's vivid landscapes and well-drawn characters evoke comparisons…to James Lee Burke, and Cal Claxton is as determined and resourceful as Burke's Dave Robicheaux." —Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling authorCal Claxton—a former LA prosecutor now practicing law in Oregon's wine country and who works to fish—has to pinch himself when his best friend Philip Lone Deer asks him to assist guiding a group of executives from a high tech firm in Portland. For a fly fisherman, it doesn't get any better than the salmon fly hatch on the Deschutes River, Oregon's legendary trout fishing venue.The execs, however, aren't coming just to fish. They're engaging in a conflict-resolution exercise where the future of the firm is to be determined. And Cal learns, too late, that the company's CEO is bringing his wife, the woman with whom Cal had a fling after their last Lone Deer-guided fishing trip. Cal soon broke it off, but....The trip through the remote Deschutes Canyon turns ugly when CEO Hal is murdered during the first night's camp. Everyone in the party is a suspect, especially Cal. And his knife and vest have disappeared. Does the fact that the company's value is about to explode play into the crime? What about the freight line running along the river? Could a hired killer have come and gone from the scene of the crime by hopping trains? As two local cops come down heavily on Cal, can he come up with a water-tight solution as he did in the tricky Portland case Matters of Doubt?