A brutal murder, missing documents and an unscrupulous opposing counsel lead attorney Vernetta Henderson on a quest for justice - and ultimately, revenge. The hotshot L.A. lawyer takes on a corporation with a long history of discriminating against women. While Vernetta simply wants justice for her clients, the corporation's hired gun wants to win...and she doesn't care how. On the home front, Vernetta's infamous sidekick, Special, has finally found true love. But is the price more than she's willing to pay?
©2012 Pamela Samuels Young (P)2013 Pamela Samuels Young
I love espionage and detective thrillers but will listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
I'm becoming a big fan of legal thriller Pamela Samuels Young. This novel is in her Verndetta Henderson series. The novel deals with three primary cases. The first is a pro football star accused of rape but with insufficient evidence to charge, he is sued in civil court. The second is about a retail company accused of sexual discrimination. The third is a murder case. But mostly this novel is about lawyer Verndetta Henderson and he issues with a crooked female lawyer.
RC Bray is one of the elites among narrators. Listening to him is always fun.
First, this girl (Pamela Samuels young) right here combined with the narrator opened my eyes to the Mystery/Thriller genre.
People dying, business documents compromised, employee/er scandal…can you say TV in a book.
What I liked most – was that the Christian lady had unshakeable faith, no matter what was thrown her way, she stayed the course.
The battle of how the lawyers worked in/outside the court room/streets and office, was definitely intriguing to say the least (is this how it is really?).
Favorite Character: I’m not sure but I always lean toward the lead character as my favorite. I have been following the Vernetta Henderson series since book one. Vernetta is my girl. She is a go getter and she does it strictly by the book. She is a winner.
Without hesitation I would definitely recommend. I would strongly suggest this book and all others in the series. The narrator R.C. Bray delivers amazingly.
The exploration into Islam.
Yes, but not wholeheartedly. Too much of the ho going on with both men and women. Too many of the women are over the top and mean.
Even though most of the characters are women, RC changes his voice enough so that I can tell them all apart. Vernetta is spot on.
I was appalled by the pushiness of Special. If she really wants to become a detective she will need to learn some tact and patience.
Why do all the current mysteries rely on murders and deaths? This series seems to be getting more violent as it goes on. I'll try one more but unless we get a real mystery, not just find the murderer, that will be it.
As I have said in a previous review, I appreciate the insight into Black Culture but now am wondering if the representation is true or not with all the cursing and sexism.
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