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Throughout history, men have used their wealth, power, and prestige to harass, manipulate, and coerce women to fulfill their sexual desires. Fed up with the "good ole boy" status quo, the Black Widow appears in Kansas City to avenge the women who have fallen victim to their male predators.

Fate throws PI Walt Williams into the path of the Widow as she exacts her vengeance on the guilty. Is the Black Widow a new cult heroine or a cold-blooded killer? Decide for yourself!
 

©2018 Robert Thornhill (P)2018 Robert Thornhill

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Fighting back

I love how Robert Thornhill tackles controversial topics with a level headed maturity showing both view sides. You always get an enjoyable story but it definitely makes you think and consider! Is the Black Widow “cleaning up the streets” or is she a mass murderer? The story takes readers/listeners on a comedic mystery with Walt’s rag tag crew of senior citizens who just have an enormous amount of gumption! Very entertaining story! The narrator did a good job too! I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Women taking a stand

One woman had decided she can no longer take men in power type positions taking advantage of women and them not being believed when they try to come forward. She decides to deliver her own kind of justice. No one will suspect her because of the job that she does. She begins to target such men and kills them. Who leaves a calling card? The black widow, of course. On multiple occasions the black widow crosses paths with Walt and the gang and they actually end up working together. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Suzan
  • SF Bay Area
  • 10-24-18

Another great book

Robert how do you do it. One book after another and all different and very informative and interesting. In this book gumshoe Walt Williams and his gang go after and kind of team up with a female serial killer known as the black widow. I that this was a great book with a little different take on Walt's personal ideals. Once again George Kuch does a wonderful job of narrating this book. I was gifted this book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.

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Thought-provoking and current with the times!

Robert Thornhill always hits the nail on the head in a masterful expose on sexual harrassment in his well-written tale.

George Kuch does a great job as usual bringing the characters to life.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jan
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  • 10-16-18

#MeToo

situational-humor, verbal-humor, excop, serial-killer, seniors, #metoo

I would have preferred a roofie and a Bobbitt, but the Black Widow decided to fight the #metoo battle with murder. Tired of reading about the powerlessness of women who have been shamed as she had been, she travels to mete out dark justice. Walt is a PI and excop working with his brother in law and gets tangled in the moral dilemma. There is still plenty of situational and verbal humor, assistance from other retirees, and interesting plot twists. Very well done!
Lately I find myself playing the audio with George Kuch a little faster, but I think that's because I really want to get into the plot.

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another great story from Thornhill.

I always enjoy these books. The author has a great way of looking at our country. I always come away with something new to think about and a great story on top of it.

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Spot on !

Another great read from Robert Thornhill
There was so much going on in this book. Mr Thornhill does a nice job of bringing you through the mystery while keeping his cards close to his chest, and keeping us invested in the story.. It's spot on with what is currently happening in out society today.. As book 30 in the series. But each can stand alone on its own !!

Highly recommended !!

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Great Series

I absolutely love this series as they are thought provoking with humor. In this book it about a woman (Jan, a reporter) who takes revenge on males who harm women and children is known as the Black Widow. As usual Walt becomes involved in a couple of the cases. I love all of the characters especially Walt and his extended family. Great narration as usual. Highly recommend if you enjoy thought provoking mysteries with humor. Keep them coming! I was given this free audiobook by author and have voluntarily left this review. THANK YOU!!!!

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  • Jan M
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  • 10-01-18

Shades of Gray for Lady Justice

Robert Thornhill has done it again with another book that fits today’s headlines. This book has serious issues of vigilante justice and human trafficking woven into one gripping book. I love how the author incorporates humor into each book, but doesn’t take away from the story. This book is a standalone listen and part of a series. George Kuch does the narration justice by giving distinguished voices to the various characters. I love the characters of Walt, Maggie, Ox and the gang. Listening to the book is catching up on old friends. I love the Lady Justice series and found this one to be great. It is ironic that the Black Widow and I share a name.

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An Itsy Bitsy Spider

Lady Justice and the Black Widow
By: Robert Thornhill

Here we are at episode 30 in the Lady Justice series. Walt is called into action again as men with dubious reputations are found, dead with a calling card from The Black Widow placed on their bodies. There is suspense as well as humor to go along with the current topic #metoo. Thornhill does a good job letting the listener choose for themselves which is more evil. I love this series! It makes me think and then laugh, or is it the other way around.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. George Kuch brings this entire series to life. Thanks for the entertainment!



I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 08-18-18

Trouble seems to find it's way to my door.

With each book so good in this Lady Justice series, it becomes ever more difficult to say something new. Walt Williams, now approaching his mid seventies is still fighting crime, but now with brother-in-law Kevin in their own private eye business since he left the police. It was supposed to be easy work, nothing dangerous, but trouble still seems to seek him out.

This time there's a killer in town until, that is, a second serial killer emerges, calling themselves the Black Widow, targeting abusers of women and children. And this killer has a lot of support from the public. As Walt remarks, not for the first time, not everything is black and white and sometimes the end justifies the means.

Well written with Walt at his reflective best, and recounted in first person by the narrator who truly becomes the elderly detective, George Kuch. Great characterisations, good stories, ideas to ponder and humour, too. Perfect pleasure.