Vengeance A Legal Thriller
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|Author||: Mike Papantonio|
|Editor||: Select Books (NY)|
"Legal thriller based on true events. Quick-witted Gina Romano built her career as a criminal trial lawyer playing by all the rules to win justice for her clients. But the gruesome murder of her beloved law partner turns her world upside down, and now settling scores and winning in the courtroom aren't all she wants to accomplish"--
|Author||: Allen Tanner|
|Editor||: Groundbreaking Press|
Lucas Lustick, a highly skilled, ruthless criminal defense lawyer, leaves Texas vowing never to practice law again. But after years of living a decadent existence in Baltimore, fate and loyalty to one of his childhood friends force his return to Texas, where his twisted mind and pent-up anger lead him to make deadly decisions.
|Author||: Mike Papantonio|
|Editor||: SelectBooks, Inc.|
Gina Romano is a highly successful trial lawyer with Bergman/Deketomis, a firm dedicated to protecting the public by exposing and penalizing corporate crooks and their allies in government. Well into her thirties, Gina hasn’t overcome the anger and defensiveness resulting from a bizarre and traumatic childhood. As she contemplates whether to marry solid, attractive and loyal veterinarian Bryan Penn or to send him packing, the murder of a friend and mentor, Angus Moore, turns her life into a quest for vengeance. In consort with partner Nick Deketomis, Gina runs headlong into a life and death struggle against weapons manufacturers, a gun rights lobbyist, psychopathic Chicago police, a hi-tech genius assassin, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Still, the most formidable and dangerous enemy she faces is herself.
|Author||: Mike Papantonio|
|Editor||: Waterside Productions|
Young lawyer Jake Rutledge returns to his hometown of Oakley, West Virginia, after his twin dies of a drug overdose, and joins with an attorney from one of the country's most powerful law firms to seek justice for Big Pharma's greed.
|Author||: Danny T. Ferguson|
|Editor||: Diakonia Pub|
In this page-turner from debut novelist Danny T. Ferguson, four men--two good and two evil--are zealously headed on a quadruple collision course, a course destined to change the legal and political future of America. VOW OF VENGEANCE Grayson Forrest, a neophyte lawyer fresh out of JAG, is appointed to defend a young Caymanian who's been wrongly accused of murdering a mother and her infant children. Alexander Spotswood Brotherton is the ambitious governor of Virginia whose claim to fame is the fast track death penalty law, which he hopes will catapult him into the White House. Retired Marine Gunny Vernon frantically searches for his adopted daughter who has been kidnapped by a man who bears a striking resemblance to the infamous 18th Century pirate Blackbeard. Fighting desperately to defend his client against the awesome power of a political machine and a fast track death penalty law, Forrest seeks to prove the young man's claim that a large, bearded sailor is responsible for the murders. Along the way, Forrest makes an incredible discovery--the culprit is actually a DNA-connected, genetic mutation of the most notorious pirate of all time. He's a demented giant, a triple murderer, and a ruthless kidnapper, who is now seeking to fulfill his revered predecessor's VOW OF VENGEANCE. In hot pursuit of the Blackbeard look-alike, Gunny Vernon traverses the gale-ridden waters of North Carolina's Outer Banks, north to Chesapeake Bay, then to Hampton Roads Harbor where all four worlds collide in a sensational gun battle. With the clock ticking away, and an innocent man about to die, the old Marine fights to save his daughter as the surrogate of Satan meets the emissary of goodness in anunforgettable coup de grace. A galvanizing story of kidnapping, murder, love, and pirate legend, this contemporary legal thriller simmers with suspense, ending with a heart-stopping climax. DANNY T. FERGUSON has been a lawyer for thirty-one years. A board certified criminal law specialist, the author has been involved in hundreds of criminal trials, including numerous capital murder cases. Maintaining a waterfront home in Bath, North Carolina's oldest town and near the ancient haunts of Blackbeard, the author has a great interest in coastal history. He lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with his wife Betty, and their black lab Delilah. Vow of Vengeance is his first novel.
|Author||: Barbara Parker|
|Editor||: Open Road Media|
Attorney Gail Connor is out to save a wrongly convicted man from execution in this “thought-provoking mystery” from the New York Times–bestselling author (Publishers Weekly). No one in the quiet coastal town of Stuart, Florida, can forget what happened twelve years ago. Notorious local Kenny Ray Clark brutally murdered a young wife and mother, and was righteously sentenced to death for the crime. But Kenny’s grandmother, Gail’s former housekeeper, won’t believe it. So she goes to the only person who can help get her grandson off death row. It doesn’t take Gail—or her fiancé, fellow attorney Anthony Quintana—long to see that the entire case was built on quicksand. The problem is that there are some very powerful people who don’t want Kenny to go free. They want to keep the past buried. And if Gail doesn’t watch her step, they’ll bury her right along with it. This sixth in the bestselling Suspicion series, authored by an Edgar Award finalist and former Florida state prosecutor, guarantees that “once readers are pulled in by the intricate plot . . . they won’t want to skip a word” (Publishers Weekly). Suspicion of Vengeance is the 6th book in the Suspicion series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
|Author||: Deborah Hawkins|
Legendary criminal defense attorney, Sarah Knight, has spent all of her forty-six years hiding the unspeakable secrets of her past. Now, newly arrived in San Diego from New York, she is appointed to represent Alexa Reed, a former U.S. Supreme Court clerk and the daughter-in-law of Supreme Court Justice Coleman Reed. Alexa is arrested for the murders of her ex-husband, attorney Michael Reed, and La Jolla psychologist, Ronald Brigman. During bitter divorce proceedings, Brigman has declared Alexa's reports of Michael's domestic abuse false, has diagnosed her with borderline personality disorder, and has given Meggie and Sam, ages six and five, to their abusive father. All the evidence points to Alexa. Her gun was the murder weapon and her cell phone places her at the scene of the murders. Sarah is warned that doing anything more than the minimum for her client will be professional suicide. Coleman Reed wants Alexa sentenced to death without delay. But Sarah and her investigator, ex-FBI agent Jim Mitchell, refuse to be intimidated even after attempts on Sarah and Alexa's lives. They discover Michael Reed's taste for high-priced call girls and his entanglement in an extensive pattern of criminal financial dealings. But when Coleman manipulates the trial judge to exclude Sarah's star witness on the eve of trial, she must risk discovery of her own terrible secret to save Alexa's life.
|Author||: Mike Papantonio|
|Editor||: Waterside Productions|
In the tradition of John Grisham, from radio talk show host and "America's lawyer" Mike Papantonio, comes Law and Disorder, a highly suspenseful legal thriller in which a Florida attorney finds the system working against him. Brash, brilliant, handsome Nicholas Deketomis has built a highly successful career as a lawyer protecting the rights of the innocent while winning multibillion dollar lawsuits from the powers that be. "Deke" may have come from the wrong side of the tracks but he's built a wonderful life for his close-knit family. His wife, Terry, and two children live in a beautiful house in a seaside community along the Florida Panhandle. But their comfortable life is endangered. In the midst of a highly contentious multimillion dollar lawsuit against a powerful pharmaceutical company, as well as publicly advocating for a liberal Florida State Senate candidate, this time Deke may have riled the wrong powerbrokers. Scheming against him are a local Bible-thumping preacher, an ambitious district attorney, and two malicious brothers running one of the country's biggest oil corporations. A vile conspiracy is hatched to bring down Deketomis: Setting him up and attempting to convict him on a bogus murder charge would solve many of their problems. Deke's in the trial of his life, which quickly becomes a media circus. But this good man will not go down without a bruising fight--especially when he finds his family threatened. And just as it seems that his enemies may have him cornered, he finds help from the unlikeliest source.
|Author||: Scott Turow|
|Editor||: Hachette UK|
Two formidable men collide in this "first-class legal thriller" and New York Times bestseller about a celebrated criminal defense lawyer and the prosecution of his lifelong friend -- a doctor accused of murder (David Baldacci). At eighty-five years old, Alejandro "Sandy" Stern, a brilliant defense lawyer with his health failing but spirit intact, is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder, his entire life's work is put in jeopardy, and Stern decides to take on one last trial. In a case that will be the defining coda to both men's accomplished lives, Stern probes beneath the surface of his friend's dazzling veneer as a distinguished cancer researcher. As the trial progresses, he will question everything he thought he knew about his friend. Despite Pafko's many failings, is he innocent of the terrible charges laid against him? How far will Stern go to save his friend, and -- no matter the trial's outcome -- will he ever know the truth? Stern's duty to defend his client and his belief in the power of the judicial system both face a final, terrible test in the courtroom, where the evidence and reality are sometimes worlds apart. Full of the deep insights into the spaces where the fragility of human nature and the justice system collide, Scott Turow's The Last Trial is a masterful legal thriller that unfolds in page-turning suspense -- and questions how we measure a life.
|Author||: Zachary Lazar|
“Tense and evocative . . . . Despite its powerful social critique, Vengeance is cautious and prismatic, openly troubled by its own claims to authority.” —Katy Waldman, The New Yorker As the narrator attempts to sort out what happened in King’s life—paying visits to his devoted mother, his estranged young daughter and her mother, his girlfriend, his brother, and his cousin—the writer’s own sense of identity begins to feel more and more like a fiction. He is one of the “free people” while Kendrick, who studies theology and philosophy, will never get his only wish, expressed plainly as “I just need to get out of here.” The dichotomy between their lives forces the narrator to confront the violence in his own past, and also to reexamine American notions of guilt and penance, racial bias, and the inherent perversity of punitive justice. It is common knowledge that we have an incarceration crisis in our country. Vengeance, by way of vivid storytelling, helps us to understand the failure of empathy and imagination that causes it.
|Author||: Cara C. Putman|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson|
Bestselling author Cara Putman returns with a romantic legal thriller that will challenge the assumptions of truth tellers everywhere. Savannah Daniels has worked hard to build her law practice, to surround herself with good friends, and to be the loyal aunt her troubled niece can always count on. But since her ex-husband’s betrayal, she has trouble trusting anyone. Jett Glover’s father committed suicide over a false newspaper report that ruined his reputation. Now a fierce champion of truth, Jett is writing the story of his journalism career—an international sex-trafficking exposé that will bring down a celebrity baseball player and the men closest to him, including Savannah’s ex-husband. When Jett’s story breaks, tragedy ensues. Then a commercial airline crashes, and one of Savannah’s clients is implicated in the crash. Men connected to the scandal, including her ex, begin to die amid mysterious circumstances, and Savannah’s niece becomes an unwitting target. Against their better instincts, Jett and Savannah join ranks to sort the facts from fiction. But can Savannah trust the reporter who threw her life into chaos? And can Jett face the possibility that he’s made the biggest mistake of his life?
|Author||: Mystery Writers of America, Inc.|
|Editor||: Mulholland Books|
When a different kind of justice is needed---swift, effective, and personal---a new type of avenger must take action. VENGEANCE features new stories by bestselling crime writers including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, and Karin Slaughter, as well as some of today's brightest rising talents. The heroes in these stories include a cop who's seen too much, a woman who has been pushed too far, or just an ordinary person doing what the law will not. Some call them vigilantes, others claim they are just another brand of criminal. Edited and with an introduction by Lee Child, these stories reveal the shocking consequences when men and women take the law into their own hands. Full list of contributors: Alafair Burke Lee Child Michael Connelly Mike Cooper Brendan DuBois Jim Fusilli Michelle Gagnon Darrell James C.E. Lawrence Dennis Lehane Steve Liskow Rick McMahan Adam Meyer Dreda Say Mitchell Michael Niemann Twist Phelan Zoë Sharp Karin Slaughter Orest Stelmach Anne Swardson Janice Law Trecker
|Author||: C. J. Sansom|
|Editor||: Random House Canada|
From C.J. Sansom, the highly anticipated new novel in his acclaimed Shardlake series of Tudor mysteries, which have sold two million copies around the world. Spring, 1549. Two years after the death of Henry VIII, England is sliding into chaos... The king, Edward VI, is eleven years old. His uncle Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, rules as Protector. Radical Protestants are conducting all out war on the old religion, stirring discontent among the people. The Protector's prolonged war with Scotland is proving a disastrous failure. Worst of all, the economy is in collapse, inflation rages and rebellion is stirring among the peasantry. Since the old King's death, Matthew Shardlake has been working as a lawyer in the service of Henry's younger daughter, the Lady Elizabeth. The gruesome murder of the wife of John Boleyn, a distant Norfolk relation of Elizabeth's mother--which could have political implications for Elizabeth--brings Shardlake and his young assistant Nicholas Overton to the summer assizes at Norwich. There they are reunited with Shardlake's former assistant Jack Barak. The three find layers of mystery and danger surrounding the death of Edith Boleyn, as more murders are committed. During their investigation, a peasant rebellion breaks out across the country. Yeoman Robert Kett establishes a vast camp outside Norwich and leads a force of thousands to overthow the landlords. Soon the rebels have taken over the city, England's second largest. Barak throws in his lot with the rebels; Nicholas, opposed to them, becomes a prisoner in Norwich Castle; while Shardlake has to decide where his ultimate loyalties lie. As government forces in London prepare to march north and destroy the rebels, he discovers that the murder of Edith Boleyn may have connections reaching into both the heart of the rebel camp and of the Norfolk gentry... Tombland is both a thrilling murder mystery and a vivid and engaging portrait of a divided nation.
|Author||: Robert McCaw|
|Editor||: Oceanview Publishing|
A heinous conspiracy—a volcano exacting revenge—an island paradise in anguish Having killed his father's nemesis and gotten away with it, Hilo, Hawai?i Chief Detective Koa Kane, is not your ordinary cop. Estranged from his younger brother, who has been convicted of multiple crimes, he is not from a typical law enforcement family. Yet, Koa's secret demons fuel his unwavering drive to pursue justice. Never has Koa's motivation been greater than when he learns that an elementary school was placed atop a volcanic vent, which has now exploded. The subsequent murders of the school's contractor and architect only add urgency to his search for the truth. As Koa's investigation heats up, his brother collapses in jail from a previously undiagnosed brain tumor. Using his connections, Koa devises a risky plan to win his brother's freedom. As Koa gradually unravels the obscure connections between multiple suspects, he uncovers a forty-year-old conspiracy. When he is about to apprehend the perpetrators, his investigation suddenly becomes entwined with his brother's future, forcing Koa to choose between justice for the victims and his brother's freedom. Perfect for fans of Michael Connelly and James Lee Burke
|Author||: Cara C. Putman|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson|
If they expected silence, they hired the wrong woman. Caroline Bragg’s life has never been better. She and Brandon Lancaster are taking their relationship to the next level, and she has a new dream job as legal counsel for Praecursoria—a research lab that is making waves with its cutting-edge genetic therapies. The company’s leukemia treatments even promise to save desperately sick kids—kids like eleven-year-old Bethany, a critically ill foster child at Brandon’s foster home. When Caroline’s enthusiastic boss wants to enroll Bethany in experimental trials prematurely, Caroline objects, putting her at odds with her colleagues. They claim the only goal at Praecursoria is to save lives. But does someone have another agenda? Brandon faces his own crisis. As laws governing foster homes shift, he’s on the brink of losing the group home he’s worked so hard to build. When Caroline learns he’s a Praecursoria investor, it becomes legally impossible to confide in him. Will the secrets she keeps become a wedge that separates them forever? And can she save Bethany from the very treatments designed to heal her? This latest romantic legal thriller by bestseller Cara Putman shines a light on the shadowy world of scientific secrets and corporate vendettas—and the ethical dilemmas that plague the place where science and commerce meet. “Intriguing characters. Romantic tension. Edge-of-your-seat suspense. And a fast-paced ending that will leave you exhausted (in a good way!).” —Robert Whitlow, award-winning author of Promised Land
|Author||: Anna Maynard Barbour|
This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. 50 years old Hugh Mainwaring is found murdered under mysterious circumstances in his room along with a burnt copy of his will. The mystery of his death doesn't remain a private family affair and soon the whole drama is dragged to the court. An entertaining whodunit for mystery lovers with a hint of romance, intrigue and mistaken identities!
|Author||: Lars Ole Sauerberg|
This book offers a critically informed yet relaxed historical overview of the legal thriller, a unique contribution to crime fiction where most of the titles have been written by professionals such as lawyers and judges. The legal thriller typically uses court trials as the suspense-creating background for presenting legal issues reflecting a wide range of concerns, from corporate conflicts to private concerns, all in a dramatic but highly informed manner. With authors primarily from the USA and the UK, the genre is one which nonetheless enjoys a global reading audience. As well as providing a survey of the legal thriller, this book takes a gender–focused approach to analyzing recently published titles within the field. It also argues for the fascination of the legal thriller both in the way its narrative pattern parallels that of an actual court trial, and by the way it reflects, frequently quite critically, the concerns of contemporary society.
|Author||: Robert Whitlow|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson Inc|
The List As a struggling young attorney fresh out of law school, Renny Jacobson pines for the day he can afford the luxuries of the partners in his Charlotte firm. With news of his father's death and a secret inheritance, Renny finds himself in the middle of a mystery he never knew existed. Renny's life, and that of the woman he loves, depend on supernatural deliverance from a clandestine society and the ancient curse of “The List.” The Sacrifice Attorney Scott Ellis is defending Lester Garrison, a 16-year-old accused of opening gunfire on a Sunday afternoon church gathering. At the same time, Scott’s volunteer work at the local high school brings him into contact with Kay Wilson, an English teacher and former girlfriend. Unknown to either of them, Catawba High School is not just a place of learning—it’s a battleground for an age-old struggle between good and evil. On one side are praying students and a simple janitor with an extraordinary faith. On the other side is a deeply troubled young man intent on mass destruction. Caught in the middle, Scott and Kay learn that lasting victory will require the ultimate sacrifice. Mountain Top Can Mike Andrews trust his client's dreams and visions—even when they threaten to destroy his future? Supernatural visions filled with images of keys, hatchets, hammers, and fires. An eccentric old man in jail—accused of robbing a church and knowing things he has no right to know. A lawyer-turned-pastor—suddenly summoned to a stranger's cell by a dream. How much will one man risk to defend another, when the truth lands him in prison . . . and the only evidence proving his innocence comes by a dream?