In State vs. Lassiter by Paul Levine, ex-NFL player and lawyer Jake Lassiter is enjoying life until he has an argument with his girlfriend about missing money for client accounts. He spends the night on the beach and she winds up dead. His girlfriend was setting him up for something before her death and now that she’s gone can he escape the piling evidence and keep from being jailed for life?
In Ripple: A Tale of Hope and Redemption by E.L. Farris, Helen Thompson is a powerful and driven lawyer who has drifted from her family when she discovers that her 15-year-old daughter has been sexually abused and exploited by her husband. Her husband is a highly respected judge, but he’s also been taking part in a child porn and exploitation ring. Helen knew that he wasn’t faithful but had no idea the depth and extent to which his depravity reached. She takes the ultimate risk and is forced to go into hiding with her daughter. Helen knows that the system is flawed and has a hard time trusting but knows she must do what she can to save her daughter.
In All the Devil’s Creatures by J.D. Barnett, a young girl is lynched and nailed to a tree in the bayou, and her body is staged so that the motive is clear. Her death was a result of the color of her skin. Is that really the reason or will her work with a withdrawn and troubled environmental lawyer turn out to play a bigger role? What did she find? Are there greater forces at work plotting the next death and the next? All the Devil’s Creatures is a legal thriller with a paranormal flavor.