On Sale: June 21, 2010
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Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. called his
brethren “nine scorpions in a bottle.” In this stand-alone
thriller, the newest and youngest Justice, Sam Truitt, is
about to find out why.
Truitt hires law clerk Lisa Fremont and gets more than an
honors grad from Stanford Law School. From abused child
and runaway to magna cum laude, Lisa has packed a lifetime
of experiences into her 27 years. Now, as she prepares for
her dream job, Lisa hopes that she’s left her past ehind.
But, she still has one unpaid debt, and it’s not a student
loan. Max Wanaker, the ruthless executive who saved her
from the streets and made her his mistress, will lose his
airline unless he wins a pending court case involving a
Torn between commitment to justice and her obligation to
Max, Lisa agrees to seduce her boss. Starting to fall for
Truitt, Lisa learns the truth about the crash and realizes
she’s conspiring to cover up a massive fraud. Risking
everything – her relationship with Truitt, her career, even
her life – Lisa searches for the missing evidence that will
defeat Max and achieve justice.
Truitt, too, learns there’s a higher justice than the
slogans engraved in the marble pediments. He battles
villains outside the court and his belligerent brethren
inside. In the end, Truitt, who’s always followed the
rules and Lisa, who never has, join to fight a terrible
wrong, all the while staying one step ahead of those who
live by no law at all.
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