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When We Were Married (3 Book Series)

Three of the best known names in the world, figuring in three of the most internationally famous criminal trials of the past quarter century.
Those trials made their names famous and made media stars of defense attorneys. Prosecutors don't fare as well. Which Jacksonville Assistant State Attorney William Maitland says only exposes the most ill-concealed secret of the criminal justice system.
“ That’s what most people don’t understand. The people with real power aren’t cops. They just investigate and arrest. The people with real power aren’t judges. They have a lot of power, but who they see and what charges they deliberate on don’t come from them
I decide that. In my hands is the power to decide who is arrested and who is released; who faces death or 25 years or who gets mercy. And there really is no oversight, nobody looking over my shoulder.
Cops can bitch, but my decisions are final. Judges can bitch and threaten to take action, but they never do. The only person with any real power is the Big Man, and he had given me the Keys to the Kingdom and he had never in five years countermanded any decision I’d made.
Most of the time it doesn’t bother me. I’ve made mistakes, but it comes with the territory. Surgeons kill people. It’s how they learn. I have sent people to prison who didn’t deserve what they got and let people go free or out early and regretted my actions. But it's part of the job.”
William Maitland has that power because the eyes of the Big Man – Florida State Attorney Dallas Edwards - are focused on the Governor’s Chair in Tallahassee in 2006 and he trusts his top assistant to garner the headlines needed to win that office.
Follow the loves, hates, affairs and blazing sexual encounters behind closed doors that are a part of the court system in Jacksonville. Because, as one Public Defender notes, “every courthouse is just a little Peyton Place.”
“When We Were Married" is the story of the death of a marriage of a driven prosecutor and a beautiful professor, and what happens afterward.
It has psychiatrists and assassins and CIA Black Ops teams, the protective head of a deadly Colombian Crime Cartel, a cold blooded and savage murderer who is determined to save the wife and family of the prosecutor who sent him to prison, the Angel of Death, the Shark and the Iceman. It features loyal friends, friendly enemies and really, really bad people.
The first volume of four, "The Long Fall" introduces Bill Maitland, a short, fat, balding Assistant in the Florida State Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville, Florida in 2005. He is married to Debbie Maitland-Bascomb, a tall, gorgeous, blonde Associate Professor of Economics at the University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville.
Over the past five years Maitland has lost touch with his wife and two children as the demands of his job have swallowed up his personal life.
He is, despite the demands of the job, an ignorantly happy man until the night his wife utters four fatal words. That Freudian slip unleashes his pit-bull instincts upon his wife and results in a discovery that changes both their lives forever.
In the courtroom, Maitland will face baby killers and stone cold drug lords, mercy killers and deadly grannies, killer cops and drug cartels.
Against these and all odds, Maitland is armed only with a superb legal mind, the powers of the prosecutor’s office, bulldog stubbornness and a compulsion to do the right thing no matter what the cost. And a basic decency that gives him surprising allies from the Florida underworld to a Colombian crime cartel.
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Ambulance Chaser (3 Book Series)
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You never know what goes on behind closed doors, even in sleepy Nogales. So why does Carmen go on the run, struggling to make a life for herself and little Mario? Maybe she'd have gotten away if she hadn't taken a million dollars with her, too.







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A Wind River Mystery (20 Book Series)
From Book 1: When the Arapaho tribal chairman is found murdered in his tepee at the Ethete powwow, the evidence points to the chairman's nephew, Anthony Castle. But Father John O'Malley, pastor of St. Francis Mission, and Vicky Holden, the Arapaho lawyer, do not believe the young man capable of murder. Together they set out to find the real murderer and clear Anthony's name.

The trail that Father John and Vicky follow winds across the high plains of the Wind River Reservation into Arapaho homes and community centers and into the fraud-infested world of Indian oil and land deals. Eventually it leads to the pastthe Old Timewhen the Arapahos were forced from their homes on the Great Plains and sent to the reservation.

There in the Old Time, Father John and Vicky discover a crime so heinous that someone was willing to commit murder more than a hundred years later to keep it hidden. As they close in a killer who does not hesitate to kill again, they discover they have become the next targets...

Critics have praised The Eagle Catcher as a tightly crafted mystery that blends Native American culture and history with contemporary issues and fast-paced action. It introduced two intelligent, compassionate sleuths: Father John O'Malley, S.J., a history scholar and recovering alcoholic, exiled to an Indian mission on the Great Plains, and Vicky Holden, an attorney who, after ten years in the outside world, has returned to the reservation to help her people.
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Jake Lassiter (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: "Law is a contact sport. Buckle your chin strap and hit somebody."

"Bum Rap" brings together hard-boiled lawyer Jake Lassiter with mismatched law partners Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord. Let the fireworks and shenanigans begin!

Lassiter, our favorite linebacker-turned-lawyer, has had it with sleazy clients, shifty prosecutors, and a justice system out of whack. He's ready to call it quits when he gets a call from Victoria Lord. Her lover and law partner Steve Solomon has been charged with murder and needs the hardest-hitting lawyer in Miami. Can Lassiter win the trial...and resist his growing feelings for Victoria? Together, they must track down a witness--a stunning "Bar girl"--before she's roped in by the feds...or eliminated by the Russian mob.

"A delicious mix of thriller and comic crime novel." -- Booklist (starred review)
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The Jess Kimball Thrillers Series (9 Book Series)
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SHORT READ New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author DIANE CAPRI Returns!

For fans of Lee Child, Jack Reacher, John Grisham, and Michael Connelly

“Full of thrills and tension – but smart and human too.” —Lee Child, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers

"Jess Kimball is like a female Jack Reacher, only nicer!" —Martha Powers, award winning author of Conspiracy of Silence and Death Angel

Jess Kimball's Impossible Mission: Protect Crime Victims

Relentless victims’ rights advocate Jess Kimball and Jack Reacher both deliver justice when the legal system fails. Reacher waits until trouble finds him and then he does whatever it takes. But Jess pursues legal justice and draws lines she will not cross.

How can she win against killers who refuse to follow the rules?

Jess Kimball hadn’t been in the same room with Richard Martin for more than a dozen years. Worse things than Richard had happened to her since she’d seen him last. He’d find out soon enough that she wasn’t a gullible sixteen-year-old anymore. She was his enemy now and he was hers, whether he knew it or not.

Jess decided long ago she would never yield to him again. Richard Martin would make his choice tonight. Would they become fatal enemies? In this tense battle of nerve and guile, who will survive?

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The Legal Thrillers (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: Book 1 of Dr. Kalyan Kankanala's Intellectual Property (IP) Novels

Theme: Pharma Patents and Access to Life Saving Medicines

(First Edition was Published as Road Humps and Sidewalks)

“A blind lawyer, a virus outbreak, a dog that dreams and a patent infringement case. Dr. Kalyan Kankanala’s debut fiction ... is an engrossing fast-paced legal thriller”

- Deepa Padmanabhan, The Hindu

“Finished it in one sitting. Just couldn’t put it down. This ... IP law thriller has all the hallmarks of a winner; corporate espionage, attempted kidnapping, foiled hits, court room romance, a corrupt Chief Justice and a David v Goliath battle over patents for a life-saving drug.”

- Dr. Caroline Ncube, IP KAT

In this thrilling, riveting and evocative novel, Arjun battles a heartless pharma major for access to patented medicines during a deadly epidemic.

About Arjun Mamidi

Arjun Mamidi is a young IP attorney with a small law practice. Unlike many of his peers, he is honest, forthcoming and fiercely independent. His escapades with powerful adversaries, crafty attorneys and ruthless criminals constitute The Arjun Chronicles.

Arjun is blind, but he neither acknowledges it, nor lets it hold him back. He is assisted by Jose, a capable, reliable and lighthearted ally.
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Romantically Challenged (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: Think your love life is rotten?  Meet Julie Burns, an L.A. entertainment lawyer who, after being dumped and disgraced by her boyfriend, is now reentering dating hell.  All because she wants to find that one elusive commodity: a decent guy . . . who, of course, steals her heart.

When Julie becomes convinced that finding The One is "just a numbers game," she sets out to increase her numbers by any means necessary. From chance meetings and blind dates to dating services and the wonderful world of the internet, Julie Burns will try anything to meet her man. And in the process, she discovers a secret or two about the single life: Sometimes love sneaks up on you when you least expect it--and even the worst first impressions can have surprising results.
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Smart Girls (4 Book Series)
From Book 1: Outrunning her past was never going to be easy …
A job in a patent law firm is a far cry from the glamorous existence of a popstar’s girlfriend. But it’s just what Jane Porter needs to distance herself from her cheating ex, Ashby, and the press furore that surrounds the wreckage of her love life.
In a new city with a new look Jane sets about rebuilding her confidence, and after Ashby’s betrayal, she resolves that this will be something she does alone.
That is until she meets patent lawyer, Marshall Winfield. Sweet, clever and dealing with the aftermath of his own romantic disaster, Marsh could be the perfect cure for Jane’s broken heart.

But with the paparazzi still hot on Jane’s heels and an office troublemaker hell-bent on making things difficult, do Jane and Marsh stand any chance of finding happiness together?
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A Benn Bluestone Thriller (2 Book Series)
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When the world’s most notorious cartel bosses get arrested, they call Benn Bluestone. A drug lawyer sharp enough to exploit loopholes in the system, Bluestone loves the money, the women, the action that come with his career…but working between the lines of justice and crime has taken its toll, and he desperately wants out. He’s convinced himself that only an insanely rich client can guarantee him a lavish retirement.

When the New Year begins with three promising cases, Bluestone thinks he’s hit pay dirt. But then the cases link dangerously together—and to his own past. Does the mysterious drug kingpin Sombra hold the key to Bluestone’s ambitions? Or does the key open a door that could bring the entire federal justice system to a screeching halt and net Bluestone a life in jail without parole?

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Texas Trilogy (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: "Don't mess with me boy; cos' I'm the original son of a bitch!"
Jed McCulloch, a mean disgraced retired Lawyer, is asked to assist in the defense of a teenage girl, Mary Beth Reagan, accused of murdering her new-born baby and facing the death penalty.
Bill Corsair, a corporate lawyer killing time in Abilene whilst his ageing mother slowly dies, reluctantly takes on the case and turns to an experienced criminal lawyer to help him prepare a defense. The ill-matched team is further hindered by the reluctance of the defendant to offer any defense or to reveal the true circumstances behind the pregnancy.
His assistant, the fiery and independent Ally May, is resentful of McCulloch; regarding him as a washed-up has-been with too many enemies in Abilene.
And McCulloch certainly has many of those; from the dynamic Prosecuting Attorney Ben Davis, who was Jed's apprentice, to Judge Margaret Ramirez, the woman he deserted at the altar on their wedding day.
McCulloch must now face his past and his damaging actions whilst helping a reluctant lawyer construct a credible defense. All against the background of small town prejudices and an accused girl who remains silent.
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