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Publisher's Summary

Assistant District Attorney Beverly Mendoza appears to have an open and shut case when she prosecutes Rafael Santiago for the murder of a judge and the sexual assault of his wife in Eagles Landing, a town in Northern California. Santiago was recently released from prison and had a grudge against the judge. But her case against the suspect is put in jeopardy when career criminal Manuel Gonzalez, arrested for the murder of a young woman, also confesses to killing the judge.

As Beverly and Wilameta County Sheriff's Homicide Detective Stone Palmer try to sort out fact from fiction, a case of mistaken identity becomes a real possibility. Or is it more likely that two violent men with close ties are trying to beat the system?

Further complicating matters is Beverly's romantic involvement with criminal lawyer turned judge, Grant Nunez, in an apparent conflict of interest. She also battles personal crises, including a father with Alzheimer's disease.

©2006 R. Barri Flowers (P)2011 R. Barri Flowers

Critic Reviews

"Flowers has once again written a page-turner legal thriller that begins with a bang and moves rapidly along to its final page." (Midwest Book Review)
"An intriguing story of murder, madness, and mayhem, with a slight blend of mystery. Flowers depicts believable characters in this suspenseful legal thriller." (Romantic Times)
"A well written thriller with an opening scene that would cause anyone to keep turning the pages.... It's fast paced, intriguing, satisfying." (Romance Reader at Heart)

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Not a legal thriller

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Nothing. Book not a legal thriller, it's a sex book. First 30 minutes have 2 sex scenes and a jogger being attacked - Booooring. Reader poor. Would not read anything of hers again.

What was most disappointing about R. Barri Flowers???s story?

not a legal thriller

Would you be willing to try another one of Judith West???s performances?

no

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

anger that I paid for this book!!!

Any additional comments?

see above

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Narrating is Horrible

This is the worse narrating I have ever heard, I could barely follow the story the narrating was so bad. The male narrated voice is ridiculous and the female sound like a bad high school play. The narrating is way to distracting.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Connie
  • Mount Pleasant, UT, United States
  • 10-28-15

great book with a great plot. twists to the end

great book. the plot keeps twisting to the end. great characters too. just enough sex to keep it interesting