Justice in June

Barbara Levenson, Author . Oceanview $24.95 (301p) ISBN 978-1-933515-71-7

Protecting the rights of a suspected Argentine terrorist and those of a well-respected judge keeps Mary Magruder Katz hopping in Levenson's provocative, if at times clunky, second thriller to feature the Miami criminal defense attorney (after Fatal February ). Through Mary's half-Cuban lover, Carlos Martin, who's pressuring her to marry him, Mary winds up representing Luis Corona, the frightened son of a friend of Carlos's uncle. Federal authorities arrested Luis after an incident on a flight from Buenos Aires, and he's in danger of being shipped to Guantánamo. Meanwhile, Mary is fighting for another client, Judge Elizabeth Maxwell, who's under investigation by the State Attorney's Office for allegedly fixing drug cases. The judge, who's involved in a secret relationship with a married lawyer, is understandably frantic, but Mary manages to keep her cool as she strives to untangle two complicated cases. (June)

Reviewed on: 04/19/2010
Release date: 06/01/2010
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