Friday, May 7, 2010

Justice in June-Barbara Levenson

Justice in June
Barbara Levenson
Oceanview, Jun 1 2010, $24.95
ISBN: 9781933515717

In Miami Carlos Martin asks his girlfriend defense attorney Mary Magruder Katz to defend a family friend Argentinean Luis Corona, accused by the Feds of being a terrorist. Apparently an incident on a flight from Buenos Aires places the now very frightened Corona on what increasingly looks like a one way ticket to Guantomino.

While trying to keep Corona in Florida rather than deportation to the American prison on Cuba, Mary also represents Judge Elizabeth Maxwell, who swears she is innocent as the Florida Office of the State Attorney investigates her for supposedly accepting under the bench payments for fixing drug cases. If those two cases were not enough, Carlos needs her to defend him on a legal matter too.

The second Katz case load (seer Fatal February) is an enjoyable legal thriller that will have readers needing oxygen breaks to keep up with the frantic pace of marvelous Mary Magruder Katz. Starting with being fired by her client Ramon for representing Luis the suspected terrorist, Justice in June is a torrent of activity for Mary on the legal and personal fronts. Barbara Levenson provides an entertaining South Florida tale starring a wonderful juggler.

Harriet Klausner

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