Defense attorney Cass Leary thought she’d escaped her hometown for good. But after leaving her high-paying job in Chicago, she decides to revisit her troubled past. When someone murders the beloved high school basketball coach and Cass steps in to defend the girl accused of the crime, she doesn’t expect the death threats that follow…
Her sister Vangie stands accused in the double homicide of an affluent, Ann Arbor couple. The only witness, is their six-year-old daughter, the child Vangie gave up for adoption. Now, the child is missing. All the physical evidence points to Vangie’s guilt and Cass knows she’s been keeping secrets. But, is she truly capable of murder?
Cass Leary thought she was done defending shady mobsters. But when the boss calls in a favor, she realizes her debt has yet to be paid. And if she wants to keep her family safe, she must find a way to let a known hitman walk free…
Will she take on an entire town to clear the name of a convicted killer?
She’s tough as nails when defending criminals. Can a simple test destroy her resolve?
Welcome to the online home of legal thriller author Robin James.
Robin writes stories with dark murder mysteries, blood-pumping action, compelling characters, and twisted crime conspiracies. She mines her over twenty-year career as a lawyer to bring you gripping courtroom drama that will keep you up at night turning the page. Don't miss her debut series featuring small-town defense attorney Cass Leary.
Totally awesome- capitalising- intense- great read-- the second of this series- I will now get the third one- can't wait
This was a well written, many faceted legal thriller. There were many twists and turns to keep it interesting and yet still a believable plot. I purchased the rest of the series and look forward to her new adventures.
It is always so exciting to discover a new author who knows how to write intelligently and who clearly has the credentials to make her stories credible. I REALLY enjoyed this book...found myself wanting to get back to it as frequently as I could, and did, until I HAD to race through the final chapters to get to the ending. Immediately ordered the next book in the series, and will obviously read everything written by this excellent new author. Like Elmore Leonard recommends, she, too, understands that the secret to good writing is to leave out all the stuff people skip over. Loved the fast pace of this book, and she's another "Michigander," so GO BLUE!!!
This is my second 5 star Robin James novel and am waiting to buy her third. She continues to be an exceptional storyteller and I much look forward to her next courtroom thriller.
...a thrilling courtroom/crime drama! What a great story... with edgy suspense thrown in. Kept me guessing until the very end!