Fiction / Literature
February 2017 ISBN 9781539591290
240 pages The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.
What would you do if you were suddenly thrust out of your perfect life and plunged straight into one you didn't want, didn't recognize, and didn't respect? That's what Molly, a status-obsessed young lawyer, asks herself when she loses her top-notch job at a corporate law firm and begins working at the public defender's office. But then things start to get interesting-both in and out of the courtroom. Within months, Molly starts a relationship and an affair with lawyers in her office. Things become complicated, but not as complicated as her feelings about her job. Initially, Molly thought being a public defender was for attorneys of low intelligence and ambition. Her opinion begins to change. She starts to see her clients as people facing a presumption of guilt, not innocence. She learns defending the down-trodden matters more than defending the rich. As Molly becomes comfortable in her job, her life spins out of control. She's assigned her first murder case. Can she overcome her personal obstacles to solve the case and save a client she believes is innocent?More/less
Anne Levy Last Case
Mystery / Thrillers
December 2014 ISBN 1496026179
Paperback, 208 pages The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.
Anne Levy's life is falling apart. Her boss wants to fire her, her ex has announced his marriage and a secret threatens her career. Has she tried her last case? Anne is a fifty-year-old public defender often outspoken, a workaholic, an office star. But times change. Elizabeth Elan, her new younger boss, aka Double E, threatens to fire her for being old school and burned out. She has two weeks to change or resign. The novel flashes back between the first degree murder trial of sixteen-year-old Emily Nelson accused of the premeditated murder of a prominent businessman to the present as Anne visits terrified clients at the jail, battles arrogant prosecutors and egotistical judges all the while terrified her career will end, her reputation ruined if her secret is revealed.More/less