Charley Sloan thought it was all behind him,his carrer,his wife,his drink problem. There are no glamorous women,no exotic holidays and no flashy cars. The life he once lived has become a vague memory. Now he’s just Charley,sobriety with a rented studio and an old Ford Escort and a regular at a local AA meetings. Life was lonely without booze,but it was stable. That is until the arrival of an expensive looking client in his shabby lawyer’s office.
Robin Harwell,a sweetheart from High School with a favour to ask and $20,000 to pay for it. Defend her step daughter? No easy task when charge is murder,the victim ,her husband and the defendant has already confessed. Angel,the rich little girl with celestial looks and a dead father’s blood on her hands.Innocent child,cool headed killer or completely psychotic? She propably needs a magician more than a lawyer. Apart from the scandalous case they are facing,Robin and Angel seen to be coping well without Harrison Harwell. Their primary focus is on selling the shipping empire he left behind and making sure Angel doesn’t wind up on jail.
Family feuds, secret sexualities and missing records add to the pressure Charley is under. This is the one chance he has to restore his nbut he knows he has to take a risk and fight dirty if he wants to win. With the publicity machine revving,the District Attorney prosecuting and the temptation to reach for the bottle growing, Charley must prove there’s a shadow of doubt or else he’s sunk forever.
Why have they chosen Charley and what are they hidding?
AUTHOR: WILLIAM J.COUGHLIN
TITLE: SHADOW OF A DOUBT
Genre: Thriller, Legal thriller
Assistant District Attorney Scott Marino,has been assigned a tough case the prosecution of Max Gordon, one of the nations most prominent and successful defense attorneys, accused of paying witnesses to commit perjury in a Savannah criminal trial.
Murder is the serious crime committed on an individual,but perjury is the most dangerous to the criminal justice system. While one witness is legally sufficient to prove murder,for purjury,the two-witness rule applies.But the young prosecutor is challenged by more than this unique rule.He must prosecute a cunning lawyer who is defended by another just as crafty. He wants this dishonest attorney disbarred and put away for ten years.
With the stakes so high,Marino faces threats to both his integrity and his life as he prepares for the biggest trial of his life career.
AUTHOR: WILLIAM ELEAZER
TITLE: THE TWO – WITNESS RULE
Genre: Legal Thriller
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For Owen and Rayanne Meeks,what was meant to be a weekend trip to repair their marriage turns into a deadly race for their lives.He took something that didn’t belong to them.Now the owner wants it back by any means necessary.
Raymne takes her wounded husband deep within the Florida marshes to hide.With time running out,it’s up to her to protect the man she only thought she knew.But what happens when she finds what he stole,and can’t bring herself to return it either?
AUTHOR: JC GATLIN
TITLE: THE CYPRESS TRAP
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Andrea’s world has been turned upside down just after graduating from college.Her father,Nicholas, and her uncle,Michael,were shot in a puzzling attack.As the only family other than her paternal grandmother,it falls to Andrea to not only investigate who would want to kill her father and uncle,but also to oversee Harding Industries.
The youngest Harding herself surrounded by intriguing new friends and helpers after she is also violently attacked.Suspicion is cast on a short list of family friends and colleagues,including Don Marshall,with a shady past including an incident that also involved Andrea’s father.Then there is Marcus Ricci,widely believed to have ties to the New Jersey mob. Also on the suspect list are the Oakes brothers,Carlton and Jefferson,who run Oakes industries along with their silent partner and cousin,New Jersey Senator Schuyler Colfax.They recently made a seemingly irrational attempt to purchase Harding Industries and were rebuffed by Nicholas.
Along with her new allies, including an abrasive,but loyal attorney and an eccentric southerner with more money than God and an intriguing background in international espionage,Andrea urgently seeks answers why anyone would want to kill her entire family-grows up along the way and seeks revenge.
AUTHOR: BILL POWERS
TITLE: THE TORCH IS PASSED
Genre: Mystery Thriller
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A deadly legal fight for justice triggers when a Yale student met a treacherous death only the small Los Angeles firm of Krause and White will litigate the difficult cutting-edge case against the gun establishment,corporate oligarchs, and hostile media.
Amidst internal strife at Krause and White,the lead trial lawyer Sophia Christopoules and her colleagues battle parochialism and danger in Bakersfied,litigate against a well financed and corrupt opposing counsel and overcome treachery violence and death. Sophia tasks the case to it’s climatic trial in hostile Kern County,California whiles fighting for life and her firms survival. Scandal and treachery are compounded by demonstrations death, and the rating-hungry media. Racial,ethnic,gender,and geographic tensions fuel the already volatile mix.
AUTHOR: DALE E. MANOLAKAS
TITLE: THE GUN TRIAL
Genre: Legal Thriller
( The Coast Guard’s Wife )
Try to recover from the tragedy involving her late husband Marty,a former Coast Guard Officer,Carla Harper discovers a strangled body that turns out to be her friend.A local Real estate agent Crystal Mason was the wife of Dale,and the couple had spent many evenings with Carla and Marty.
Before she knows it,Carla is wading knee-deep in the investigations,in spite of the fact that she doesn’t have law enforcement authority in Florida.Carla works to clear Crystal’s husband Dale from suspicion,with trail of leads wending its way as far as Mexico to find outburst what a wiry Dockside dude knows about the circumstances. And when Tony local named Nicholas Dickson Price gets involved,the stakes become high.
As Carla chases down leads,the body mount and Carla herself becomes the target of break-ins and police acrimony.With her mother Jolie and trusted four-legged side kick Molly,Carla musters the strength to slay out the real Killer,all while grieving the loss of Marty.
AUTHOR: T.K HATFIELD
TITLE: TUMBLING IN THE DOWNDRIFT
Genres : Mystery,Fiction,Maritime mystery
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A young proprietor at Time Out Spa,Toby Baily,discovers his former lover naked and and dead on a massage table,more things are spoiled than just his white leather shoes.Detective Melba Reightman and partner Sam Jackson are called in to investigate and soon become embroiled in the most perplexing homicide case seen in years.
Toby was arrested for the murder of Geraldo Guzman,after a hunting knife engraved with his name on it was found in a load of wet laundry. He enlists the aid of Madame Zhou Li,practicing attorney and owner of Green Dragon Chinese Herbs and Teas.The peculiar octagenarian seems an unlikely choice to defend him,but soon prooves she has more than a few tricks up her sleeve. Toby joins forces with Reightman and Jackson and a shocking string of clues lead them closer to the killer.The badnews? Successfully solving the crime might unleash a firestorm on this Southern City and come at a price none of them are prepared to pay.
AUTHOR: JEFFERY CRAIG
TITLE: DONE RUBBED OUT
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When a popular young woman is strangles in her home in the Seaside Village of Murloo,the residents are sure an itinerant surfer who disappeared after the murder is the killer.
However,one year later the surfer is still missing and the killer’s identity remains a mystery.The victims family call in investigation journalist Dusty Kent who has an impeccable record in solving the cold cases she writes about.Dusty’s determination to investigate unsloved crime is fuelled by a personal connection through her own family tragedy. However,this case tests Dusty to thr limit and she despairs of ever catching the callous killer who seems to be lurking nearby.
AUTHOR: BRIGID GEORGE
TITLE: MURDER IN MURLOO. Genre: Mystery
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Leslie Richards,a writer and her daughter has moved from New York to Pine Hollow to escape from her past and a bad relationship.Babies are getting kidnapped in Pine Hollow, Ankansas.Is Leslie Richards,the new woman in town and a damn Yankee?
Bates has to arrest someone before the mob bosses from Chicago come down for a big meeting in Hot Springs.The mob rules and owns Sheriff Bates.Despite a thin circumstantial evidence,corrupt Sheriff Bates decides maybe Leslie Richards is the one so he arrested her.She soon discovers that there is little peace for her in Pine Hollow.
AUTHOR: MARYANN MILLER
TITLE: BOXES FOR BEDS
Genre: Historical Mystery
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President-elect Maggie Mathews,the first woman voted into the nations highest office is felled by a brain aneurysm just ten days before her inauguration. While she lies in a coma,her vice President-elect attempts to conceal his past and with help from the Chief of Staff Bruce Jamison “Skeeter”,he gambles he can keep his dark secret from coming to light.But Maggie’s husband,the former Secretary of State who schemes to seize the reins of power for himself,has other ideas…
AUTHOR: JOHN LESLIE AND CAREY WINFREY
TITLE: HAIL TO THE CHIEF
Genre: Political Thriller
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