Little does racist attorney Hiram Garbuncle know the danger he’s getting into when he reluctantly defends a black man brutally beaten by two policemen during a traffic stop and charged with resisting arrest. Plot twists and turns take the reader on a suspense-filled roller coaster ride as the attorney’s negligence causes a mistrial. He then discovers incriminating evidence against the cops, and his new challenge becomes how to keep himself and his client alive pending a new trial. Garbuncle is an alcoholic, and his courtroom remarks and outlandish attire startle the judge, whom the attorney brings to his side in arguing a legal conundrum. His miserly ways cause a tug of war with his burly apartment tenant, who ends up helping with the probe of the cops. But when the woman Garbuncle falls in love with is caught up in the investigation, tragedy results.
Once a hotshot attorney, Josie Bates swore off the legal limelight until her college roommate came calling. Her daughter, sixteen year-old Hannah Sheraton, is accused of murdering a judge and no one in the legal community will represent her. Josie, abandoned by her own mother as a teenager, can’t turn her back. Josie’s best hope is to get the girl sentenced to a a juvenile facility but when the D.A. decides to try her as an adult, Josie knows conviction would be as good as the death penalty. Digging deep to build a defense, Josie finds that within a tangled web of family relations, politics, and money, a teenage girl’s life is worthless — except to Josie.
A prominent judge is dead. Hannah Sheraton, a troubled sixteen year-old-girl, is accused. When the legal community turns its back, and the judiciary decides to make an example of her and try her as an adult, only Josie Bates will defend her. Flawed and brilliant, Josie is committed to saving the girl, but the deeper she digs the more she realizes that politics and family history are a combustible and dangerous combination. When the truth is uncovered, it will either save Hannah or destroy them both.
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Hollywood on Trial ~ A Legal Thriller
✩Industry secrets uncovered…drugs, sex, betrayal, death…the power elite exposed and hunted down…murder on trial…✩
Sexual currency, extortion, and murder—the hidden life behind Hollywood cameras. Josh Stein, the industry’s top entertainment lawyer represents star power—the price for ingénues is sex. Starlets pit man against man and willingly or unwillingly do what it takes to fight their way into the inner circle. After a starlet goes one step too far, a murder trial of the century shocks the world.
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✩ GOODREADS 4.67 RATING: .”Excellent legal thriller written well with attention to detail. Highly recommended to anyone who loves a gripping courtroom drama.” “a good mystery-thriller-suspenseful read … will keep you turning the pages to see what is coming next … fast moving.” “I highly recommend … this author.” “… gifted author …”
Rogue Divorce Lawyer ~ A Legal Triller
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[Note: Sexual Subject Matter ~ Some Necessarily Explicit ~ Mature Readers]
Based on a real “Me Too” case—in this legal thriller for decades divorce lawyer Gary Stockton sexually harasses, abuses, and subjugates his “special” female clients. To him, they are the perks of his practice.
When Stockton’s criminal depravity escalates to murder, this new craving leads to a shocking trial. A pillar of the community, this rogue divorce lawyer is unstoppable until a new client fights back.
✩ AMAZON REVIEWS 4.5: “The characters are as compelling as the story which is true. Have read this author before. Truly gifted.” “Couldn’t Stop Reading.”Put you into the courtroom.” “Great psychological thriller with an amazing trial. A real page turner. Could not put it down. This author has a particular talent for developing real life characters that you can’t forget.”
✩ GOODREADS: 4.33 Rating
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A beloved judge is dead; a sixteen year-old girl is accused. Attorney Josie Bates is determined to defend her. What she discovers is a web of privilege and politics that threatens to destroy them both.
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About the Author
Rebecca Forster started writing on a crazy dare. Now she is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of over 40 books. A thriller lover, she goes to great lengths to research her books and is a graduate of both the DEA and AFT Citizens Academies as well as an avid court watcher. Rebecca lives with her husband, a superior court judge, in Southern California an dis the mother of two grown sons. When not writing, she is traveling the world looking for adventure and inspiration.
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A Matt Blake Novel
A story of law, politics, and alternative history.
“I just met a lying scumbag. Not only is he a lying scumbag, but he’s a mass murderer, a lowlife piece of garbage.
Problem is, he’s my client. I saw him briefly this morning before his arraignment, where the judge read the charges against him, including 61 one counts of murder, for openers, along with 105 counts of attempt to commit murder, plus a lot of other assorted mayhem. Nice guy.
Did I mention he’s a scumbag?”
Matt Blake prides himself on being a great attorney, but he’s not without preconceived notions, especially when a case involves a terrorist. When Matt enters the courtroom, he feels like it’s his home. He’s smart, highly educated, and keenly perceptive.
But sometimes Matt acts like a jerk, as his wife, Dee, a university professor, occasionally has to remind him. Dee had already read all about Matt’s new client in front page articles in all the major newspapers.
When Matt got home the evening after the arraignment, he couldn’t wait to tell Dee all about the exciting case and his creep of a client. He recounted the crimes that his client committed.
“He’s detonated a bomb at a mall. You and I already know all about that from the news. He killed 61 people and wounded 105.”
“Excuse me, Matt,” Dee said, “I believe you mean that 61 people were killed and 105 were wounded. You just said ‘He killed 61 people and wounded 105.’ You sound like you’ve already deliberated on the evidence and are about to announce a verdict—and you’re his fucking lawyer!”
“God, she can be a pain in the ass at times,” Matt thought. But he had to admit that Dee asks questions that he should have asked.
But she hadn’t heard anything yet, Matt thought. He told her that his client’s thumbprint was found on a remote detonator, along with DNA evidence from an apparent cut to his finger. The police had a videotape of him standing next to a satchel that was later determined to contain the bomb.
“How’s that for damning evidence, Dee. As I said, he’s a lying scumbag.”
Dee, not a lawyer but an observant professor, then picked apart the evidence, showing Matt that there could be simple explanations for all of the seemingly damning evidence.
Dee often calls Matt “counselor” when he’s behaving like anything but.
“I can’t believe you, Dee. You’re asking the questions that I should be asking. You embarrass me.”
Soon, Matt discovers, thanks to Dee, that his loser of a case has a lot more to it. He stopped calling his client a scumbag, at Dee’s insistence. Not only did the evidence start to look shaky, but within days two other men from different parts of the country were accused of similar crimes—with almost identical evidence.
It soon became clear that a nationwide conspiracy was in the making, a conspiracy formed by a sinister man named Bartholomew Martin who is running for President of the United States. Martin is the head of a shadowy organization that few people know about, including the United States government. The group is a terrorist organization at its heart, and kills, not because of religious fanaticism, but to amass power.
It’s a new force the world has never seen before, headed by a man who will stop at nothing to become a ruler. They ruthlessly slaughter radical Islamists. People begin to see Martin and his thugs as the solution to the problem of worldwide terrorism. They soon find out that the solution is worse than the problem.
Dee begins to see Matt as a great man, not just a great guy. She convinces him to run for president to oppose the evil genius and his organization, who are bent on changing the country to a dictatorship headed by Martin.
Matt and Dee find themselves in the middle of the most gigantic plot the world has ever seen, a conspiracy that’s only begun to grow.
The Reformers, the sequel to Sideswiped, is a wild legal thriller and an adventure into alternate history.
Targeted Age Group: adult
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The president of the Orange Grove Homeowners Association is murdered and there are plenty of suspects – in fact everyone who lives in Orange Grove. Brent Marks thinks he is dealing with a routine foreclosure defense until his client is implicated in the crime and calls upon Brent to defend her. To make matters worse, another client’s destiny is about to cross their path. Is Brent defending an innocent or guilty client? At the crossroads of morality and ethics, the courtroom drama explodes, while the action outside the courtroom spirals out of control.
Targeted Age Group: adult
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Phillies rookie pitcher Tim Charles must decide whether to honor his manager’s call to retaliate against a Met’s batter or ignore him and risk losing his club’s respect. The next pitch he throws will shock the nation. The crackling sound the ball makes as it hits the helmet will be heard throughout the baseball and legal community. The unthinkable has occurred. Is it just a tragic part of the game? Or could it actually be criminal?
Veteran prosecutor Jaime Brooks reluctantly accepts the task of investigating a case that could change the way the game of baseball is played forever. What began as a feud between two teams turns into a legal drama that will play out in a grand jury and potentially a full blown jury trial. The stakes are high for Tim Charles as he faces the unimaginable consequence of his last pitch. And a national debate over the unwritten code of baseball and the accountability of players for acts on the field will erupt in a courtroom and in the offices of the baseball commissioner.
What was in Charles’ heart and mind when he threw the last pitch? Put yourself in the juror’s seat in a case that will decide Charles’ fate and possibly how baseball is played in the future.
Targeted Age Group: ages 14 and up