U.S. Senate candidate Warren Burkett is intrigued by the
beautiful green-eyed lady he rescues from a dangerous
situation. Being married does not stop him from going home
with her and ending up naked in her bed... we'll actually not
her bed. When Burkett is accused of breaking-in to a
stranger's home and stealing a multimillion dollar painting,
he turns to lawyer Jack MacTaggert for help. It's up to
Jack and his colleagues to uncover the truth before
Burkett's chances for re-election are derailed by the
scandal. Politics is a dirty business, so there is no
shortage of suspects. Who had the most to gain by destroying
Burkett's reputation just before the election?
GREEN-EYED LADY is a suspenseful and witty legal mystery
that will keep you guessing until the very end. Chuck
Greaves is adept at juggling multiple suspects which kept me
changing my mind about who was behind the attempt to frame
Burkett. MacTaggert is smart risk-taker who will do
everything he can to uncover the truth while defending his
client. It was great fun to watch him bend the law almost to
the breaking point. He's also just a bit snarky, which
always makes me happy. I grew up in Southern California, so
I particularly appreciated the detail with which Mr. Greaves
described the settings. I felt like I was home again!
GREEN-EYED LADY is book two in the Jack MacTaggert series.
Having not read the first book I can report that it works
well as a stand-alone story though I suspect there were
nuances I missed due to limited knowledge of the backstory.
Award-winning author Chuck Greaves returns with the
rollicking sequel to his acclaimed debut novel, Hush Money.
U.S. Senate candidate Warren Burkett has a history of
marital infidelity. Three weeks before Election Day, Burkett
comes to the aid of a beautiful green-eyed lady, only to
find himself alone and naked in a strangerís home from which
a priceless painting is missing. As the resulting scandal
threatens to tilt the election, the painting turns up in a
most unexpected place . . . and so does a dead body.
Hired to defend Burkett and unravel the deepening mystery,
Jack MacTaggert must traverse a minefield of ruthless
politicians, felonious art dealers, swarming paparazzi, the
amorous wife of Burkettís billionaire opponent, her mobbed-
up brother, and a district attorney with an old score to
settle.With the electoral clock ticking and the press
following his every move, Jackís investigation leads him on
a roller-coaster ride through the lofty heights and gritty
depths of Southern California, lending new meaning to the
adage that allís fair in love and politics