The District Attorney

The District Attorney
  • Author : John Ellsworth
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2020-04-22
  • ISBN : 9798639551130

The District Attorney Book Review:

Have you ever tried to outrun a past that was always ahead of you?Meet Assistant District Attorney Lettie Portman, a prosecutor whose past tries to run her todays. The sex crimes prosecutor didn't get into sex crimes by accident: her own past demanded it. When a fourteen-year-old girl is savagely attacked by mother's live-in boyfriend, Lettie is called to the hospital. There, she meets a sweet young girl whose only goal is to go to school and come home to a safe environment. But mom's boyfriend makes the girl's world anything but safe. Soon, the abuse gets worse and Lettie, the prosecutor, goes to the grand jury with the case. Will Lettie's own past interfere with her prosecution of San Diego's Terrible Man of the Year? Will she be able to make peace with her own abuse and move on to become the hard-hitting prosecutor the young girl deserves right now?Lettie Portman is a woman you won't ever forget, as you join with her in her march to freedom from her past. A John Ellsworth legal thriller by the master of the genre.John Ellsworth is a Goodreads writer with over 60,000 ratings and a USA Today Bestseller and a Kindle All-Star.AMAZON HAS SAID, "WE ARE INSPIRED BY THE SUCCESS OF THIS WRITER AND HOW HE IS DELIGHTING READERS"--AMAZON PRESS RELEASE 10/15/18

The Prosecutors

The Prosecutors
  • Author : Gary Delsohn
  • Publisher : Plume Books
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2004-07-27
  • ISBN : 0452285542

The Prosecutors Book Review:

A behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of America's overburdened criminal justice system is revealed through the eyes of John O'Mara, a tough, streetwise homicide investigator, and Jan Scully, a former sex-crimes prosecutor turned D.A., as they deal with a series of shocking crimes, real-life legal dramas, and controversies over the course of a year. Reprint.

Defending Jacob

Defending Jacob
  • Author : William Landay
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2012-01-31
  • ISBN : 9780345527592

Defending Jacob Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A legal thriller that’s comparable to classics such as Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent . . . tragic and shocking.”—Associated Press NOW AN EMMY-NOMINATED ORIGINAL STREAMING SERIES • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • Boston Globe • Kansas City Star Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. Happy at home with the loves of his life: his wife, Laurie, and their teenage son, Jacob. Then Andy’s quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a leafy park. And an even greater shock: The accused is Andy’s own son—shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob. Andy believes in Jacob’s innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighbors’ contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy’s family. It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far would you go to protect your child? It is a test of devotion. A test of how well a parent can know a child. For Andy Barber, a man with an iron will and a dark secret, it is a test of guilt and innocence in the deepest sense. How far would you go? Praise for Defending Jacob “A novel like this comes along maybe once a decade . . . a tour de force, a full-blooded legal thriller about a murder trial and the way it shatters a family. With its relentless suspense, its mesmerizing prose, and a shocking twist at the end, it’s every bit as good as Scott Turow’s great Presumed Innocent. But it’s also something more: an indelible domestic drama that calls to mind Ordinary People and We Need to Talk About Kevin. A spellbinding and unforgettable literary crime novel.”—Joseph Finder “Defending Jacob is smart, sophisticated, and suspenseful—capturing both the complexity and stunning fragility of family life.”—Lee Child “Powerful . . . leaves you gasping breathlessly at each shocking revelation.”—Lisa Gardner “Disturbing, complex, and gripping, Defending Jacob is impossible to put down. William Landay is a stunning talent.”—Carla Neggers “Riveting, suspenseful, and emotionally searing.”—Linwood Barclay

The Prosecutor (Mills & Boon Heroes) (A Marshal Law Novel, Book 3)

The Prosecutor (Mills & Boon Heroes) (A Marshal Law Novel, Book 3)
  • Author : Nichole Severn
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2021-02-04
  • ISBN : 9780008911874

The Prosecutor (Mills & Boon Heroes) (A Marshal Law Novel, Book 3) Book Review:

If she wins her case... she could lose her life.

Hollowpoint

Hollowpoint
  • Author : Rob Reuland
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2004-04
  • ISBN : 9780345467966

Hollowpoint Book Review:

A jaded Brooklyn district attorney, Andrew Giobberti investigates a troubling murder--the killing of a young girl--that threatens to reopen old wounds in regard to the death of his own daughter. A first novel. Reprint.

Licensed to Lie

Licensed to Lie
  • Author : Sidney Powell
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2018-10-23
  • ISBN : 1732767602

Licensed to Lie Book Review:

This true legal thriller debunks everything the media and the government told us about the Department of Justice's destruction and prosecution of the venerable accounting firm Arthur Andersen, Merrill Lynch executives who did one business transaction with Enron, Alaska Senator Ted Steven's, and more. The common thread through it all is a cabal of narcissistic federal prosecutors who broke all the rules and rose to great power. Still in the news today--Robert Mueller s "pitbull" Andrew Weissmann and other members of Obama's inner circle--are wreaking havoc on our Republic. This is the book that began exposing "the Deep State."

Just Pursuit

Just Pursuit
  • Author : Laura Coates
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2022-01-18
  • ISBN : 9781982173760

Just Pursuit Book Review:

"A ... true story and ... account of bias in the courtroom from CNN senior legal analyst Laura Coates, recounting her time as a Black female prosecutor for the US Department of Justice"--

The Rule of Law

The Rule of Law
  • Author : John Lescroart
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2019-01-22
  • ISBN : 9781501115752

The Rule of Law Book Review:

Attorney Dismas Hardy is called to defend the least likely suspect of his career: his longtime, trusted assistant who is suddenly being charged as an accessory to murder in this instant New York Times bestseller from “the undisputed master of the courtroom thriller” (The Providence Journal). Dismas Hardy knows something is amiss with his trusted secretary, Phyllis. Her strange behavior and sudden disappearances concern him, especially when he learns that her convict brother—a man who had served twenty-five years in prison for armed robbery and attempted murder—has just been released. Things take a shocking turn when Phyllis is suddenly arrested for allegedly being an accessory to the murder of Hector Valdez, a coyote who’d been smuggling women into this country from El Salvador and Mexico. That is, until recently, when he was shot to death—on the very same day that Phyllis first disappeared from work. The connection between Phyllis, her brother, and Hector’s murder is not something Dismas can easily understand, but if his cherished colleague has any chance of going free, he needs to put all the pieces together—and fast. A whip-smart, engrossing novel filled with shocking twists and turns, “The Rule of Law is vintage Lescroart, drawing on parallels between real-life and hot-button issues while also providing top-notch entertainment” (The Real Book Spy).

Law of Attraction

Law of Attraction
  • Author : Allison Leotta
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2014-05-06
  • ISBN : 9781476716053

Law of Attraction Book Review:

A thrilling ride through D.C.'s criminal justice, as Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Curtis makes a series of choices that jeopardizes her career, her relationships, and her very life.

Mission Hill

Mission Hill
  • Author : Pamela Wechsler
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2016-05-03
  • ISBN : 9781466887138

Mission Hill Book Review:

Abby Endicott is chief of the District Attorney’s homicide unit in Boston, where she investigates and prosecutes the city’s most dangerous killers. A member of Mission Hill’s elite, and a graduate of the Winsor school and then Harvard Law, the prosecutor’s office is not the prestigious job that would have been expected of her. She has been known to change into an evening gown amidst bodies in the morgue. She loves her job, and is committed to it, refusing all pressure to quit from her upper-crust parents or threats from the city’s most ruthless killers. But among Abby’s many secrets is her longtime affair with fellow prosecutor Tim Mooney, a married father of one. One night, Abby is awakened very late by a phone call from her favorite detective, who reports that there has been a horrific murder but is vague about the specifics. When she arrives at the crime scene and discovers the identity of the victim, Abby knows the terror and tragedy are only beginning. In Mission Hill, debut novelist Pamela Wechsler delivers a gripping and very human portrayal of a woman who will stop at nothing to find the truth, even if it challenges everything she believes about justice.

Something about You

Something about You
  • Author : Julie James
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 323
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780425233382

Something about You Book Review:

Becoming involved in a murder investigation, which brings her face-to-face with FBI Special Agent Jack Pallas, who still blames her for almost ruining his career three years earlier, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde tries to deny the attraction between them by focusing on the case at hand. (Contemporary romance). Original.

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
  • Author : Brad Ricca
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2017-01-03
  • ISBN : 9781466883659

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes Book Review:

Nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime! This is the shocking and amazing true story of the first female U.S. District Attorney and traveling detective who found missing 18-year-old Ruth Cruger when the entire NYPD had given up. Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Grace Humiston, the lawyer, detective, and first woman U.S. District Attorney who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation's greatest crime-fighters during an era when women were still not allowed to vote. After agreeing to take the sensational case of missing eighteen-year-old Ruth Cruger, Grace and her partner, the hard-boiled detective Julius J. Kron, navigated a dangerous web of secret boyfriends, two-faced cops, underground tunnels, rumors of white slavery, and a mysterious pale man, in a desperate race against time. Brad Ricca's Mrs. Sherlock Holmes is the first-ever narrative biography of this singular woman the press nicknamed after fiction's greatest detective. Her poignant story reveals important clues about missing girls, the media, and the real truth of crime stories. Mrs. Sherlock Holmes is a nominee for the 2018 Edgar Awards for Best Fact Crime.

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Conduct
  • Author : Rebecca Zanetti
  • Publisher : RAZ INK LLC
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2020-08-18
  • ISBN : 9781947418097

Disorderly Conduct Book Review:

Bullets and Kisses Can Burn The last person Anna Albertini expects to see in an orange jumpsuit in District Court—a place she SO doesn't belong as a new prosecuting attorney—is Aiden Devlin, the man who’d saved her life when they were kids. For years, she has dreamed about him. Now here he is—his eyes blue, his chest wide, and his hands in cuffs. Sure, Aiden says he doesn’t want her help, and his ties to a deadly motorcycle club should give her warning. Yes, her new boss is a sexy Italian bad boy who might be using the case to climb to the top. Plus, the detective assigned to the case, with his green eyes and broad shoulders, wants her to stay out of his way. With so much testosterone surrounding her all of a sudden, most women would find it hard to concentrate. This might be why the case leads Anna to yelp during a spa appointment, fall out of a tree, and chase a naked old man around the courtroom. It’s a good thing Anna learned a long time ago to be her own hero, no matter how fast the bullets fly or the kisses consume.

Doing Justice

Doing Justice
  • Author : Preet Bharara
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2019-03-19
  • ISBN : 9780525521136

Doing Justice Book Review:

*A New York Times Bestseller* An important overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our survival as a society—from the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, and host of the Doing Justice podcast. Preet Bharara has spent much of his life examining our legal system, pushing to make it better, and prosecuting those looking to subvert it. Bharara believes in our system and knows it must be protected, but to do so, he argues, we must also acknowledge and allow for flaws both in our justice system and in human nature. Bharara uses the many illustrative anecdotes and case histories from his storied, formidable career—the successes as well as the failures—to shed light on the realities of the legal system and the consequences of taking action. Inspiring and inspiringly written, Doing Justice gives us hope that rational and objective fact-based thinking, combined with compassion, can help us achieve truth and justice in our daily lives. Sometimes poignant and sometimes controversial, Bharara's expose is a thought-provoking, entertaining book about the need to find the humanity in our legal system as well as in our society.

Dead Even

Dead Even
  • Author : Brad Meltzer
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2011-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780062084842

Dead Even Book Review:

“Heart-stopping intensity.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Meltzer has come up with a gem of a plot….It breezes along in high gear….[A] highly recommended suspenser.” —Chicago Tribune In this second novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer, husband and wife face off in a legal thriller that poses the most chilling question of all: How far would you go to save the one you love? Sara Tate, a Manhattan assistant DA, is on the brink of losing her job. But then she takes a case that may be able to secure her future. Trouble is, it’s much more complicated—and deadly—than it initially appears. While forces within her own office plot against her, an outside threat takes things to another level: Win the case or her attorney husband, Jared, will die. But Jared has received threats, too. Forced to defend the opposition, he learns that, if he loses the case, Sara will be killed. With everything on the line for both of them, husband and wife battle it out—at court and at home—while maintaining the terrible secret behind their motives. Caught in a struggle of rollercoaster emotions and shocking betrayals, Jared and Sara must face the unthinkable: No matter who wins, one of them may die.

Family Law

Family Law
  • Author : Gin Phillips
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2021-05-04
  • ISBN : 9780735280878

Family Law Book Review:

When an ambitious female lawyer becomes the victim of harassment, she must decide what's more important: her family's safety or the rights she's fighting for. Set in Alabama in the early '80s, Family Law follows a young lawyer, Lucia, who is making a name for herself at a time when a woman in a courtroom is still a rarity. She's been the recipient of threats and vandalism for her work extracting women from painful and sometimes dangerous marriages, but her own happy marriage has always felt sheltered from the work she does. When her mother's pending divorce brings teenaged Rachel into Lucia's orbit, Rachel finds herself smitten--not just with Lucia, but with the change Lucia represents. Rachel is outspoken and curious, and she chafes at the rules her mother lays down as the bounds of acceptable feminine behaviour. In Lucia, Rachel sees the potential for a new path into womanhood. But their unconventional friendship takes them both to a crossroads. When a moment of violence--a threat made good--puts Rachel in danger, Lucia has to decide how much her work means to her and what she's willing to sacrifice to keep moving forward. Written in alternating voices from Lucia and Rachel's perspectives, Family Law is a fresh take on what the advancement of women's rights looks like on the ground to the ordinary women and girls who imagine a world redefined. Addressing mother-daughter relationships and what roles we can play in the lives of women who aren't our family, the novel examines how we shape each other and how we make a difference. The funny, strong and yet tender-hearted female leads of Family Law illuminate a new kind of Southern women's fiction--atmospheric, rich, and with quietly surprising twists and nuances all its own.

Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent
  • Author : Scott Turow
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 1986-12-31
  • ISBN : 9781429962605

Presumed Innocent Book Review:

Presumed Innocent, the novel that launched Scott Turow's career as one of America's pre-eminent thriller writers tells the story of Rusty Sabicch, chief deputy prosecutor in a large Midwestern city. With three weeks to go in his boss' re-election campaign, a member of Rusty's staff is found murdered; he is charged with finding the killer, until his boss loses and, incredibly, Rusty finds himself accused of the murder. “This one will keep you up at nights, engrossed and charged with adrenaline.” —People

Infamy

Infamy
  • Author : Robert K. Tanenbaum
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2016-09-20
  • ISBN : 9781476793207

Infamy Book Review:

The “rock-solid” (Kirkus Reviews) prosecutor Butch Karp and his wife, Marlene Ciampi, return to solve the suspicious murder of a US colonel and battle corruption at the highest levels of the United States government in this novel by New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum. Intrigue, murder, corruption, and dramatic courtroom battles combine to make Infamy another must-read in Robert K. Tanenbaum’s “tightly-written” (Booklist) legal thrillers. When a former Army veteran suddenly murders a colonel in New York, he claims that he had to do it because he was being used in mind control experiments. Surprisingly, a top Wall Street criminal defense lawyer, one with ties to the White House, decides to defend the killer, arguing that his client suffered from post-traumatic stress from his tours in Afghanistan and that it’s his patriotic duty to assist him. As New York District Attorney Roger “Butch” Karp prepares a murder case against the veteran, he meets with investigative reporter Ariadne Stupenagel, who suspects that one of her sources for a story on high-level government corruption was a victim in the shooting. In this fast-paced thriller, Karp goes up against corruption so powerful that he, his family, and his friends are in danger if he intends to prosecute those responsible.

Relentless Pursuit

Relentless Pursuit
  • Author : Kevin Flynn
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 375
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 039915406X

Relentless Pursuit Book Review:

Follows the personal mission of a Washington, D.C., federal homicide prosecutor who dedicated himself to bringing justice and closure to the family of a brutally murdered mother and daughter, a case during which the author's own father passed away.

Suddenly One Summer

Suddenly One Summer
  • Author : Julie James
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2015-06-02
  • ISBN : 9780698153219

Suddenly One Summer Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Wedding comes a novel about a man and a woman whose summer is about to get very, very hot... Divorce lawyer Victoria Slade has seen enough unhappy endings to swear off marriage forever. That doesn't mean she's opposed to casual dating—just not with her cocky new neighbor, who is as gorgeous and tempting as he is off-limits. But once she agrees to take on his sister's case, she's as determined to win as ever—even if that means teaming up with Ford... Investigative journalist Ford Dixon is bent on finding the man who got his sister pregnant and left her high and dry. He's willing to partner with Victoria, despite the fact that the beautiful brunette gets under his skin like no other woman. He might not be looking to settle down, but there's no denying the scorching attraction between them. Still, the more time he spends with Victoria, the more he realizes that the one woman as skeptical about love as he is might be the only woman he could really fall for... “If you need a great read to throw in your beach bag, make sure Suddenly One Summer is one of your choices.”—USA Today