Love is a dirty word and passion has no place in the world of high-profile litigation.
Sparks fly when attorney Kathy Brooks agrees to represent novelist Charles Morgan, Jr. in a high-profile suit against a powerful government defense contractor. But when Charles’ hidden agenda threatens to expose the government’s dirty little secrets, what started out as the case of a lifetime could cost Kathy her heart, her career and even her life.
Charles doesn’t just want to win the lawsuit. He wants to destroy the company responsible for his wife’s death. His enemies, however, will stop at nothing to make the case go away – and that includes blackmail, kidnapping, and murder.
As the body count rises and the stakes get higher, Charles and Kathy will have to decide just how much they’re willing to sacrifice for the win. To get justice, they’ll have to put it all out on the line - including each other - and it still might not be enough.
Legal thriller, that captured my mind.
Kathy is a lawyer, who knows her stuff, is not afraid to go into the fight, and after the bad guys. Charles is after revenge, and ready to do anything, and make sacrifices to achieve it, even when those sacrifices affect other people's lives.
The attraction between them is immediate, and at first I found it a bit awkward, since Charles's wife and unborn child had been recently killed. Also the emotional depth to the characters was a bit lacking, it was not easy to relate to them, or to their relationship. But as the story goes on, the connection comes clear and the characters grow on you.
The beginning of the story is filled with legal aspects of the case. At first it felt a little overwhelming with all the legal 'talk', but when I finally got into the story, it flew by, and it was hard to put down. The story is unique in the point, that those we usually see as the heroes, where now the bad guys, with a lot of power and possibilities to destroy both Kathy and Charles.
It was an intriguing legal struggle, where all the alphabet agencies were involved, lives were in danger, and love affair can be the worst thing to happen to your career
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me