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Three children - an eight-year-old boy and two six-year-old girls - see violence so terrifying that they retreat into the magical, make-believe world of Puff the Magic Dragon, where they feel safe and secure.  

Private investigator Walt Williams teams up with Lady Justice and Puff to protect the kids from vicious muggers, an abusive husband, and a sexual predator. 

Once again, justice is served when Walt and his senior sidekicks come to the rescue.  

A story filled with fears, tears, laughter, and hope.  

©2018 Robert Thornhill (P)2018 Robert Thornhill

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Haven't thought about Puff the Magic Dragon in yea

In this book Walt sees a very distressed man at the bus stop and stops to try and help him. Bring on 5he crazies that follow. This book really tore at my heart strings. A young man's mind trapped in an 8 year olds world due to the trauma he witnessed. Walt and the gang help him get past the trauma and his mind is released to he the man his age dictiates him to he. He also discovers love with a woman fleeing an abusive marriage and teaches her daughter the magic of Puff the magic dragon. Good job guys. 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
  • 10-07-18

Loved it

I am not sure how Robert Thornhill does it but I am so happy he does. This book hits on the Me Too movement and Domestic Violence among other issues. Roberts books always have a great deal of fun humor and a major issue most often one that has been wildly in the news. This book is no different. I think my favorite part of this book is the incorporation of the child's book Puff the Magic Dragon. Growing up in the 60's I had a 45 of this song and loved this story. I LOVE how Robert uses the story in this book. I don't want to say more but read this book and you will be touched and amazed. Way to go Robert another great read or in my case great listen. Which I must say George Kuch does a incredible job of narrating again.

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  • Dee
  • LA
  • 09-24-18

Liked the listen but not my favorite in the series

I've listened to a few Lady Justice books and have enjoyed them all. This installment was good but did not rank very high with the others.

I didn't really get the use of the "Puff, the magic dragon" imagery. Whether the famous song is about drug use or childhood innocence, I was completely lost right out the gate. I mean, Puff died or at the very least, no longer existed in the song. The fact that kids used the song for comfort was completely lost on me.

I love Walt and his cast of characters so I stayed with the listen. The narrator is Walt and he ratchets up the special. I liked the listen but it wasn't my favorite.

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  • Jan
  • MKE
  • 09-18-18

humor saves from reality

abuse, abusive-spouse, kidnapping, private-investigators, childhood-trauma, situational-humor, verbal-humor

The first thing a reader needs to know about any of the books in the series is that there is an abundance of humor. The second is that the humor is there to offset some rather severe realities. Brought into the sunlight this time are domestic violence and the damage it does to children and the non abusive parent. As a nurse, I do wish that it had been mentioned that sometimes that behavior is passed on and sometimes it leads to drug problems. But I give it high marks for what it does do. There are other issues addressed as well, and they are managed very, very well indeed.
George Kuch continues to be exceptional as narrator.

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Incredibly addicting series !!

Character driven suspense with highly engaging characters and a killer to keep the tension high..
Vivid narration by George Kuch.. You will not be dissapointed..
This is such an incredible series. From the first book through the last I'm on book 30 and, the quality never waivers. I have pre-ordered book 33 and may set my alarm to wake up when it arrives on my Kindle.

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A poignant mystery with plenty of humor!

There are so many important topics and stories being told, yet there is humor and mystery & bravery at the same time. Robert Thornhill has a gift for telling stories which are thought provoking & thrilling at the same time. This book covers many smaller plots, but the overarching theme was how abuse affects everyone involved; the kids, the spouse, and friends/family. The beauty of this series is that it’s handled so delicately with honesty, humor & a cast of characters you will instantly love!

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Thought-provoking!

Poignant story of how children cope with traumatic experiences.
It also gives thought-provoking statistics on the new opioid prescription laws. As usual where the law convicts the guilty it fails to protect the innocent.

George Kuch is good again!

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review via audiobookboom com.

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Great Series

I absolutely love this series as they are thought provoking with humor. In this book it covers women’s abuse and has a Christmas miracle occur as boy becomes a man after helping Walt. 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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Another great story that exposes important issues

I love these books! I teared up, I laughed and smiled. I can't get enough of lady justice! this book brings up issues that affect everyone. I can't wait to see what Walt gets up to next.

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Walt to the Rescue

Lady Justice and the Magic Dragon
(Lady Justice #29)
by Robert Thornhill

This volume of The Lady Justice series deals with more social issues. We are shown street thugs which are not new, nor domestic violence, or sexual harassment and abuse. We see how others can be affected. The way Walt and friends handle these situations may not be possible to most, but they show there is help out there. Thank you to Mr. Thornhill for highlighting these issues!!!



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. George Kuch you are the best!!!



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

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  • Norma Miles
  • 10-09-18

Why was the snowman rummaging through the carrots?

... He was picking his nose.
Corny, yes, but that's the trademark of Jerry, one of Walt's old friends.

For those unfamiliar with this fabulous series, Walt Williams is a retired realtor who joined the police when in his 60s. Now he is retired again to run his own PI firm with his brother in law, both 'grey haired old gumshoes' in their 70s. But don't underestimate the elderly. As he says, 'You don't want to make old people mad. They don't like being old in the first place."
The brilliance of this series, besides the excellent characterisation of Walt and his various friends, is Robert Thornhill's ability to take controversial subjects, build great detective stories around them often highlighting both sides of the issues, and inject a good helping of humour (and that doesn't include Jerry's jokes) to lighten the situations. The stories make the reader think, but so effortlessly, and then come to their own decisions. This time the focus is on Medicare and drug abuse and the effects of family violence, especially on the children. Always well researched and informative, every book in this series is superb - and, surprisingly, lots of fun.

The books are almost totally related in the first person, from Walt's point of view, and George Kuch is excellent as Walt, becomes Walt, talking to his audience like he's telling a tale to an old friend. Together, author and narrator are the perfect pairing, making every one of the (stand alone) stories in the series unmissable. My thanks to the rights holder of Lady Justice and the Magic Dragon who, at my request, freely gifted me a complimentary copy of the audio, via Audiobook Boom. Such a treat.
Simply superb and highly recommended.

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  • Ostfeld
  • 09-16-18

Tough to review this one.



This audiobook is hard for me to review,
Don’t get me wrong it was well written but it was I believe for a very young audience, something like 12-13 year old crowd.
Somehow the author turned an ugly world into a beautiful one which eventually everything works out at the end no matter how bad the situation is. Thank
I did like how the author got Amazon Alexia into the story implying that privacy is gone and listening to it on Amazon was beautiful.

Do I recommend this book?
Yes for youngsters but not for adults.



My honest review even so that I got the audiobook for free.