******2019 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards Gold Medal Winner Legal Thriller******
A Twisted True Crime Gothic Thriller to Chill Your Bones and Warm Your Heart...Evil exists. Monsters are real. They look like people, and they walk these Hallowed Halls.
Becky Lawrence can't believe her dream job, Assistant U.S. Attorney, is turning into a nightmare thanks to her new supervisor, Zach Woods. Assisting him in the courtroom is a trial within the trial. He's as brash as he is brilliant. And he
will stop at nothing to win a case. "Making deals with the devil, Mr. Woods?"
Together they create a powerhouse team, though working side-by-side sparks an attraction she wasn't expecting and one she is not sure she can resist. It wouldn't be so bad if she could keep her emotions out of the equation, but love is slowly filling her heart for her handsome, married boss!
To complicate matters, a lost soul haunts Boston's Federal Courthouse seeking justice. Through Charlie, she is able to gain insight into cases that may not be readily visible...she questions her sanity. Is this ghost real? Or just an illusion created by her tortured mind?
Warning: This book is intended for readers 18+. It contains real federal court cases, graphic language, and disturbing testimony that may be upsetting to some readers. Reader discretion is advised.
Before becoming an award-winning author, H.E. (Lainie~) Kline was a former Federal Official Court Reporter who specialized in realtime expert, medical, and scientific testimony. Kline is an RPR, RMR, CRR, and has a Bachelor's in English ... "I write fiction," Kline says, "to creatively intertwine nonfiction into contemporary paranormal romance, crime fiction, mystery, science fiction, and horror in a concerted effort to give a 'voice' to those whose voice may have been forgotten or lost in translation." - Boston.com
“As I just told you, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this defendant was actually very active politically. She said in her application for a visa seeking asylum that she was not a member of any political party. That was a lie. She said that her husband was not a member of any political party. That was a lie.
Then you're going to hear that she said in her application that her husband was not a member of the secret police ... another bold-faced lie. ‘A member of the secret police’ … ladies and gentlemen, he was the director of the secret police during the whole genocide.”
“Over a hundred days 800,000 people were killed, most of them Tutsis, some moderate Hutus as well. Most of them were killed with hand tools, machetes; some from shooting, some with grenades. It was a violent orgy of neighbor, Hutu neighbor largely, killing Tutsi neighbor, people they knew or might have grown up with, the type of catastrophe that could not have occurred without the government having a large role in protecting those people who had been conspiring and planning what we call a ‘genocide.’ That's the background from which this defendant was coming to the United States.”