Legacy of Lies

Legacy of Lies
  • Author : Robert Bailey
  • Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-04-28
  • ISBN : 1542004268

Legacy of Lies Book Review:

A small-town attorney takes on prejudice and corruption in this powerful legal thriller. Small-town lawyer Bocephus Haynes comes home late one night to find District Attorney General Helen Lewis waiting for him. Her ex-husband has just been killed. She's about to be arrested for his murder. And she wants Bo to represent her. There's a lot working against them. Just before his death, Helen's ex-husband threatened to reveal a dark secret from her past. Bo has been in a tailspin since his wife's death. What's more, his whole life has been defined by a crime committed against his family, and he continues to face prejudice as the only African American litigator in Pulaski, Tennessee. Bo's back is against the wall, and Helen resigns herself to a dismal fate--but a stunning discovery throws everything into chaos. There's a chance for justice, but to achieve it, the cost might be too much for Bo to bear.

The Wrong Side

The Wrong Side
  • Author : Robert Bailey
  • Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2021-08
  • ISBN : 1542025931

The Wrong Side Book Review:

A battle-worn lawyer fights for a young man's life in this criminally enthralling legal thriller. Teen pop star Brittany Crutcher is found dead in small-town Tennessee. For attorney Bocephus Haynes, it's just another night in Pulaski. Bo swore off criminal work after his last case, but the beloved singer's murder demands answers. The prime suspect is local high school football hero and the victim's boyfriend, Odell Champagne. However, this fallen athlete is one of Bo's son's best friends. Bo knows this young man and does not believe him capable of the crime. When Odell is charged with murder, Bo reluctantly takes the case, sparking outrage throughout the town. But as Bo follows the evidence, he learns that the victim made decisions in her last hours that would give powerful forces motive to harm her. Feeling mounting pressure from the community and the DA, Bo forges ahead. But as the seconds count down, he wonders whether justice is even possible.

The Final Reckoning

The Final Reckoning
  • Author : Robert Bailey
  • Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2019-04
  • ISBN : 1503902269

The Final Reckoning Book Review:

His last challenge: live long enough to save the lives of those he loves. Cold-blooded killer JimBone Wheeler blames Tom McMurtrie for putting him on death row. He once vowed that he'd bring "a reckoning" on Tom and everyone the southern lawyer holds dear. When Wheeler escapes from prison, he aims to fulfill his promise. Victim by victim, he's getting closer to his ultimate target. But for Tom, who's dying of cancer, the role of savior and protector is a struggle that is becoming more desperate by the hour. As the body count mounts, Tom, his partner, Rick Drake, and his best friend, Bocephus Haynes, brace for a confrontation like nothing they have ever faced before. This battle will be waged not in a courthouse but on the streets and fields of north Alabama. With all those he loves at risk, Tom must save his family, his friends, and his legacy from a killer whose hunger for retribution knows no bounds. Now, as time ticks down and fate and vengeance close in, who will survive Wheeler's final reckoning?

Between Black and White

Between Black and White
  • Author : Robert Bailey
  • Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2016-03-01
  • ISBN : 1503953076

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The Professor

The Professor
  • Author : Robert Bailey
  • Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
  • Pages : 428
  • Relase : 2015-08-18
  • ISBN : 1503945545

The Professor Book Review:

Law professor Thomas Jackson McMurtrie literally wrote the book on evidence in the state of Alabama. But when a power-hungry colleague uses a recent run-in between McMurtrie and headstrong student Rick Drake to end his career, he is left unsure what to do next. Meanwhile, a devastating trucking accident in Henshaw, Alabama, leaves a young family dead. Drake, now a fledgling lawyer, takes the case against the freight carrier and soon begins to uncover the truth behind the tragedy that is buried in a tangled web of arson, bribery, and greed. On the eve of the trial and with his case unraveling in the midst of a dangerous cover-up that threatens to silence his star witnesses, Drake realizes that only his estranged mentor, Professor McMurtrie, can help him now. With everything to lose and only justice to gain, will McMurtrie and Drake overcome bad blood to defeat a ruthless adversary? Can the Professor turn back the clock and recover all that he's lost?

The Golfer's Carol

The Golfer's Carol
  • Author : Robert Bailey
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2020-11-03
  • ISBN : 9780593190517

The Golfer's Carol Book Review:

An inspirational and heartwarming novel for lovers of Mitch Albom and Andy Andrews, blending elements of It's a Wonderful Life and Field of Dreams into a moving story all its own. Four rounds. Four heroes. Four life-changing lessons. On the morning of his fortieth birthday, Randy Clark believes the only way he can help his family is to end it all. Standing on the Tennessee River Bridge in Decatur, Alabama, with his dreams of a pro golf career long gone, his marriage struggling, and facing financial ruin, Randy sees no other alternative to help his wife and daughter but to jump, which he plans to do in the next twenty-four hours. But his plans are put on hold when the ghost of his best friend--who did live out the fantasy of playing the PGA tour--reveals to Randy that he will be given a wonderful gift: four rounds of golf with his four heroes, the champions he's looked up to his whole life, each with a life-changing lesson to impart. For anyone who has ever dealt with tragedy, adversity, or failure, The Golfer's Carol will bring grace that stays with you long after you've turned the last page.

Past Made Present

Past Made Present
  • Author : Bo Thunboe
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 2020-03
  • ISBN : 1949632067

Past Made Present Book Review:

Detective Jake Houser's search for a missing teenage girl has gone cold when a letter slipped to him through back channels upends everything. Could it be true that the missing girl was taken by the same man who killed two girls in 1982? A man protected by members of Jake's own police department who then framed another man for those murders? True crime writer Eddie Shaw's career is fading when he gets the letter. He immediately sees a story that could put him back on top: corrupt cops, an innocent man in prison, and a killer on the loose. The missing girl ties the crimes of the past to the present and assure him of a best seller--if he can solve the case. Both men investigate, each using his own methods and strengths. Will they find their way to the truth in time? Or will the dark forces protecting the past stop them?

The Last Trial

The Last Trial
  • Author : Robert Bailey
  • Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
  • Pages : 444
  • Relase : 2018-05
  • ISBN : 1503953149

The Last Trial Book Review:

Former law professor Tom McMurtrie has brought killers to justice, and taken on some of the most infamous cases in Alabama's history. Now he's tackling his greatest challenge. McMurtrie's old nemesis, Jack Willistone, is found dead on the banks of the Black Warrior River. Willistone had his share of enemies, but all evidence points to a forgotten, broken woman as the killer. At the urging of the suspect's desperate fourteen-year-old daughter, McMurtrie agrees to take the case. But as seasoned as McMurtrie is, even he isn't prepared for how personal and dangerous this case is going to get. With the trial drawing near and his sharp young partner, Rick Drake, dealing with a family tragedy, he recruits his best friend, Bocephus Haynes, to help investigate. As key witnesses disappear and old demons return, time becomes McMurtrie's most fearsome opponent. Soon loyalties will be tested and the boundaries of law will be broken as McMurtrie fights to save his legacy--and his client's life--before the truth is buried forever in the muddy waters of the Black Warrior.

Broken in Boston

Broken in Boston
  • Author : Rick Shakalis
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 174
  • Relase : 2016-12-01
  • ISBN : 0998318329

Broken in Boston Book Review:

Broken in Boston takes place in Boston, Massachusetts in the early 1900's, a time when the city was embroiled in major political and social changes. Founded by fundamentalist Puritans and later guardedly run by old-money, so-called 'Brahmins', Boston was always considered a very staid, buttoned-down city. But now, the large influx of Irish immigrants discovered the ballot box, and under the banner of the Democratic Party, began to shake old 'Beantown' to its core by winning elections in this staunchly Republican city. Appalled, the well-established Brahmins were not about to give up their position of power without a fight, however, and the era of rough and tumble Boston politics had begun. Broken in Boston is the story of Hope Davis, a woman who possessed extraordinary beauty and was blessed with two children, yet was unhappy with herself and the direction her life was heading. Hope, too, was about to undergo a major change. She decided to make a gut-wrenching choice, one considered incomprehensible by most women. Broken in Boston weaves Hope's story with a backdrop of the rise of political power by the Boston Irish, wealth, prejudice, the influence of the Catholic Church in Boston, a violin-playing nun, drug abuse, mental illness, a brutal double homicide, a couple of dogged detectives and eventually the power of perseverance that leads to redemption and triumph. People may have found themselves broken in Boston, but learned they didn't have to stay that way.

The World Without You

The World Without You
  • Author : Joshua Henkin
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2013-04-09
  • ISBN : 9780307277183

The World Without You Book Review:

It's July 4, 2005, and the Frankel family is descending upon their beloved summer home in the Berkshires. They have gathered to memorialize Leo, the youngest of the four siblings and an intrepid journalist killed on that day in 2004, while on assignment in Iraq. But Leo’s parents are adrift in a grief that’s tearing apart their forty-year marriage, his sisters are struggling with their own difficulties, and his widow has arrived from California bearing a secret. Here award-winning writer Joshua Henkin unfolds this family story, as, over the course of three days, the Frankels contend with sibling rivalries and marital feuds, with volatile women and silent men — and, ultimately, with the true meaning of family.

False Impression

False Impression
  • Author : Jeffrey Archer
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 468
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 0330418823

False Impression Book Review:

When an aristocratic old lady is brutally murdered in her country home the night before 9/11, it takes all the resources of the FBI and Interpol to work out the connection between her and the possible motive for her death -- a priceless Van Gogh painting. It's a young woman in the North Tower when the first plane crashed into the building who has the courage and determination to take on both sides of the law and avenge the old lady's death. Anna Petrescu is missing, presumed dead, after 9/11 and she uses her new status to escape from America, only to be pursued across the world from Toronto to London, to Hong Kong, Tokyo and Bucharest, but it is only when she returns to New York that the mystery unfolds. Why are so many people willing to risk their own lives and others' to own the Van Gogh Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear?

Next to Last Stand

Next to Last Stand
  • Author : Craig Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2020-09-22
  • ISBN : 9780525522546

Next to Last Stand Book Review:

The new novel in the beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series. One of the most viewed paintings in American history, Custer's Last Fight, copied and distributed by Anheuser-Busch at a rate of over two million copies a year, was destroyed in a fire at the 7th Cavalry Headquarters in Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1946. Or was it? When Charley Lee Stillwater dies of an apparent heart attack at the Wyoming Home for Soldiers & Sailors, Walt Longmire is called in to try and make sense of a piece of a painting and a Florsheim shoebox containing a million dollars, sending the good sheriff on the trail of a dangerous art heist.

The Tenth Commandment

The Tenth Commandment
  • Author : Lawrence Sanders
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 393
  • Relase : 2013-02-12
  • ISBN : 9781453298435

The Tenth Commandment Book Review:

The #1New York Times–bestselling author proves that he is indeed “a master of suspense” in this thriller of a covetous clergyman (The Washington Post). Joshua Bigg, an investigator for a Manhattan law firm, usually spends his days tracking down witnesses and verifying clients’ alibis. Ironically, Bigg is quite short, and uses his boyish looks to coax information from his targets. The newly promoted agent gets the chance to show his mettle when he probes the disappearance of one client and the suspicious suicide of another. Professor Yale Stonehouse left his apartment one night, without saying anything to his wife, and never returned. Sol Kipper plunged to his death from the top floor of his Upper East Side townhouse. With little to go on, Bigg enlists the help of a cop, and uncovers a shocking connection between the two cases: a corrupt clergyman who preys on the lonely and bereaved. Desperate to stop the stone-cold killer who uses religion to mete out his own brand of justice, Bigg has to prove that no one is above God—or the law.

Misjudged

Misjudged
  • Author : James Chandler
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 428
  • Relase : 2020-11-10
  • ISBN : 1648750346

Misjudged Book Review:

When a disabled veteran takes a new job as an attorney in a small Wyoming town, he is thrust into a mysterious murder case. "James Chandler's experience as a lawyer and Army veteran shines in every page of his brilliant legal thrillers." --Jason Kasper, USA Today Bestselling Author of The Spider Heist Sam Johnstone was hoping for renewal when he took a job at a boutique law firm in rustic Wyoming. The mountains and streams of the west would be a refreshing, quiet place to start over after years of war and turmoil in his personal life. But after a local woman is brutally murdered, Sam realizes that things aren't so quiet in this rural American town. The accused is one Tommy Olsen, a known delinquent who had been sleeping with the victim. Sam is repulsed by the crime and wants nothing to do with the case, but meets with Tommy to make sure he has legal representation. Yet things are not as they seem. What begins as a cut-and-dry case becomes infinitely more complicated as new facts are uncovered, and Sam agrees to serve as Tommy's defense attorney. With the killer's identity still unknown, Sam is enveloped in the small-town politics and courtroom drama of a murder investigation that keeps getting more shocking. But if Sam can't uncover the truth, an innocent man might be punished...while the real killer watches from the shadows.

Sway

Sway
  • Author : Matthew John Bocchi
  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Pages : 381
  • Relase : 2020-09-08
  • ISBN : 9781642936414

Sway Book Review:

After his father died on 9/11 in the World Trade Center, nine-year-old Matthew John Bocchi began an obsessive quest to find out exactly how he died. He researched video tapes, pictures, blogs, anything that could potentially answer the question looming in his mind: was his father one of the jumpers? In the first memoir told by a child of 9/11, Matt intimately delves into the psychological and emotional torment that ensued after his father’s death. With heartbreaking vulnerability, he details how his incessant quest resulted in a devastating act of violence that stripped his innocence as a young man. As Matt spirals down a bottomless pit of drug abuse, he willfully risks his life in search of the next high—all in an attempt to forget his past. Now at twenty-eight years old and sober, he recounts his unique story—one full of heartbreak and despair, grief and uncertainty, but most importantly, happiness and hope. The lesson he teaches us is clear but intricate: No matter how far you fall, you can always rise again. No matter how far you stray, you can always find your way home. And no matter how wide you sway, you can always pick up the pieces and stand tall.

The Manhattan Job

The Manhattan Job
  • Author : Jason Kasper
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-05-04
  • ISBN : 1648751148

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The Cleanup

The Cleanup
  • Author : Sean Doolittle
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2006-10-31
  • ISBN : 9780440242826

The Cleanup Book Review:

Matthew Worth is a mess. Somewhere between a good cop and a bad screwup, he botched a marriage and a career. His fellow officers think he’s a joke. His commanders are tired of cutting him breaks. Even his wife has left him for a flashy homicide detective. Busted to night patrol at a robbery-prone Omaha supermarket, Worth is doing time, wearing his uniform and asking shoppers if they want paper or plastic. If that isn’t enough, he suspects he might be falling for Gwen, the shy checkout girl who may be an even bigger mess than he is. It couldn’t get any worse. Until it does. When Gwen comes to him one night scared and desperate for help, Worth discovers just how far he’s willing to go to protect and serve. The next thing he knows, he’s driving a stolen car with a corpse in the trunk, a pistol in the glove box, and no way to turn back. Everything he doesn’t know could get them killed. And things haven’t even begun to get messy yet....

The Greyhound Stud Book

The Greyhound Stud Book
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1882
  • ISBN : OXFORD:N13410246

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One of Our Own

One of Our Own
  • Author : Jane Haddam
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2020-11-17
  • ISBN : 1250770491

One of Our Own Book Review:

In Jane Haddam's One of Our Own, Gregor Demarkian, former FBI agent and police consultant, returns for his final case—a surprising murder and an attempted murder, which threaten the safety of his Philadelphia neighborhood. A mysterious black van is spotted by several people at various times in the area around Cavanaugh Street, Philadelphia's Armenian-American enclave. Presumed by some to be related to the increasing ICE raids around the area, the mystery deepens one night when a body falls out of the back of the van when speeding through the neighborhood. Marta Warkowski, a reclusive older woman, is found bound up in a garbage bag after it falls out of the van. In a coma, Warkowski is unable to tell police how she ended up as she did. When they go to search her apartment, the police find the dead body of her building's super, a man with whom she has a history of conflict. How did she end up in garbage bag in the back of a mysterious van? How did he end up dead in her locked apartment? What does all of this have to do with the real estate holdings of infamous local developer, Cary Alder? Gregor Demarkian, former FBI agent and consultant, is ready to retire. He and his wife Bennis have agreed to foster a child, Javier, with a mysterious past and limited language skills. But he is pulled in once again, for a final case, to uncover the truth about the murder—and attempted murder—on Cavanaugh Street.

Beyond the Quiet

Beyond the Quiet
  • Author : Brenda Hill
  • Publisher : Vanilla Heart Pub
  • Pages : 348
  • Relase : 2009-01-01
  • ISBN : 1935407082

Beyond the Quiet Book Review:

"To all of our years together," Lisa Montgomery's husband said one evening, raising his glass in a toast, "some of them good." They laughed and clicked wine glasses. But after his death, Lisa discovers he hadn't been teasing. When the contents of a secret post office box reveals his illicit affair, she struggles to come to terms with his betrayal. Forced to examine her life as a wife, mother, and as a woman, she realizes her troubled childhood didn't allow her to be anything but composed and quiet, and she'd never learned to show love. A chance meeting with a retired fire chief leads to changes she'd never imagined, and she falls in love for the first time. She learns to open her heart, to let go of the sterile woman she'd become and passionately embrace the woman she wishes to be. Only her relationship with her estranged daughter dulls her new happiness, so Lisa prepares to make one more effort to talk to her, to offer the love she'd always felt but never knew how to express. But a jealous coworker watches, wanting to destroy what he can't have. Beyond the Quiet shares the story of one woman's struggles though bitterness, loss, and betrayal, learning to cherish each moment and follow her long-buried dreams. It's the story of how a quiet, passionless widow becomes spirited enough to climb onto her lover's shoulders for a piggyback ride in the nude.