******2019 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards Gold Medal Winner Legal Thriller******
"...a pulse-pounding, fast-paced read that takes you behind the scenes of Boston's Federal Courthouse into cases and situations that will both open your eyes and drop your jaw."—Kirkus
A daunting caseload. A catch in her heart. A dark secret from beyond the grave.
Newly minted prosecutor Becky Lawrence can't shake the horrors seared into her brain. Despite her brilliant mind, her prestigious Harvard education didn't equip her for the disturbing cases triggering vivid flashbacks... and the lasting impact of her tragic childhood. And though she can't bear watching violent criminals walk free, what's worse is sacrificing innocent victims...
Becky can't believe her dream job, Assistant U.S. Attorney, is turning into a waking nightmare. Between navigating heart-wrenching trials and a love affair with her married boss, her only solace lies in hard evidence and the punitive power of the law. But her insistence on concrete facts and proof beyond a reasonable doubt gets overruled when the courthouse is visited by a lost spirit demanding justice...
Can she use her new ghostly insights to help right the most terrible wrongs?
WARNING: This book contains real federal crimes, graphic language, and disturbing testimony.
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.”