Over the summer of 2013, the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II led more than a 100,000 people at rallies across North Carolina to protest restrictions to voting access and an extreme makeover of state government. These protests - the largest state government-focused civil disobedience campaign in American history - came to be known as Moral Mondays and have since blossomed in states as diverse as Florida, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Ohio, and New York.
"good story and loved the southern accent"
All Cecelia Franklin wanted out of this encounter was enough information to keep working on the novel she was writing, but she ended up getting a lot more than she bargained for. She'd managed an incredible coup - she got a meeting with Nicolo Antonelli. They called him the lion, for his long, shoulder length hair and his ruthless reputation.
It's 1947, and the streets are filthy with grease and empty promises. Private detective Colt Coltrane and his robot sidekick Petey troll the city for cheaters and deadbeats while angering the mob. It's all business as usual until a mysterious Japanese woman asks him to look into a string of grisly murders along the LA River, where the only trace the killer leaves behind is a single white lotus flower. But there's far more to this dame than meets the eye.
Business is a cut-throat world, and I'll be the first to admit it. I'm not afraid to put myself on the line, but it's never good enough. Not for the board, not for my lazy, sexist subordinates, and now it's not good enough for Philip Callahan. Well, I'm not going to let a man tell me how to run my life, and I'm not going to let him brush me off just because I'm a woman. I'm not going to be the one who backs down first. Not with anyone. Not even a man who pulls me in every time I'm near him.