Trial lawyer Lou Mason is a powerful,sexy man,more than six feet of hard muscle and once a keen rugby player.He’s loyal and principled,both to a fault.His wry,sarcastic sense of humor and knack for top class banter are disarming,sometimes obscuring a recklessly brave spirit.Passionate about justice,he dives into the dark water,taking on cases others lawyers would run away from.
In Jack Davis’ world only liars,drunks and guilty people shake uncontrollably.Then he joins their ranks.After 25 years as an FBI Special Agent,Jack is forced to retire because a mysterious movement disorder that makes him shake,sometimes bending him in half,sometimes strangling his speech.The cause and cure are unknown and Jack’s condition colors his entire life.So much so that it ends his FBI career.In his new guise of part time private detective,he can’t predict when the shakes will start… he just knows they will.Most of the time he just hopes he isn’t holding a gun when it happens because crooks and killers don’t give anyone a break.Alex Stone is a Public Defender,devoted to representing people charged with a crime who can’t afford a lawyer.More often than not,her clients and cases are lost causes.But the dismal odds only encourage her.Long,lean,and ropy from years of early-morning workouts,she knows only one way to live and one way to try a case:bear down and go all out.She’s determined to give her indigent clients the same measure of justice the rich and well bred receive.That’s what everyone,guilty or innocent,highborn or low,deserves,and that’s why she became a public defender.That higher calling matters more than whether her clients are guilty or innocent.But when the system fails to deliver justice,she makes certain justice is done.
AUTHOR: JOEL GOLDMAN
TITLE: TRIPLE THREAT
When Atlanta police detective Michael Ormewood is called out to a murder scene at the notorious Grady Homes,he finds himself faced with one of the most brutal killings of his career:Aleesha Monroe is found in the stairwell in a pool of her own blood,her body horribly mutilated.As a one-off killing it’s shocking,but when it becomes clear that it’s just the latest in a series of similar attacks,the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are called in,and Ormewood is forced into working with Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Apprehension Team a man he instinctively dislikes.But then,only 24 hours later, the violence Michael sees around him every day explodes in his own back yard.And,it seems the mystery behind Monroe’s death is inextricably entangled with a past that refuses to stay buried…
AUTHOR: KARIN SLAUGHTER
Avery Fish is charged with mail fraud,but he didn’t commit murder.In fact,he has absolutely no clue how a decapitated,plastic wrapped body ended up in the trunk of his caddy.Sexy,brilliant attorney Lou Mason has known Fish for years.Hell,they went to the same synagogue.Fish may be a gonif,a Yiddish term meaning thief,but he was no murderer.The victim,already looking like an extra in a bad zombie movie,is identified as a defendant in a sexually charged lawsuit.Mason has to team up with a sharply intelligent federal agent from his past a stunner with a hidden agenda who may be playing some serious head games of her own.
AUTHOR: JOEL GOLDMAN
TITLE: FINAL JUDGEMENT
Stella Hardesty dispatched her abusive husband with a wrench shortly before her 50th birthday.A few years later,she’s so busy delivering home-style justice on her days off,helping other women deal with their own abusive husbands and boyfriends,that she barely has time to run her sewing shop in her rural Missouri hometown.Some men need more convincing than others,but it’s usually nothing a little light bondage or old-fashioned whuppin’ can’t fix.Since Stella works outside of the law,she’s free to do whatever it takes to get the job done as long as she keeps her distance from the handsome devil of a local sheriff, Goat Jones.When young mother Chrissy Shaw asks Stella for help with her no-good husband,Roy Dean,it looks like an easy case.Until Roy Dean disappears with Chrissy’s two-year-old son,Tucker.Stella quickly learns that Roy Dean was involved with some very scary men,as she tries to sort out who’s hiding information and who’s merely trying to kill her.It’s going to take a hell of a fight to get the little boy back home to his mama,but if anyone can do it,it’s Stella Hardesty.
AUTHOR: SOPHIE LITTLEFIELD
TITLE: A BAD DAY FOR SORRY
IF SOMEONE TREATS YOU LIKE AN OPTION, LEAVE THEM LIKE A CHOICE
H O P E
H – HOLD
O – ON
P – PAIN
E – ENDS