******2019 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards Gold Medal Winner Legal Thriller******
The halls of justice are paved with good intentions.
Newly minted prosecutor Becky Lawrence is tough. She has to be. Her world is filled with murderers, gangsters, and sex offenders. But she harbors a soft spot for the victims and their families and is bound and determined to bring monsters to justice...
Becky can't believe her dream job, Assistant U.S. Attorney, is turning into a waking nightmare. She is irresistibly attracted to her new boss, Zach Woods, who not only has become jaded over the years but he's married!
But she has an even bigger problem, a ghost -- yes, a real live (or should we say dead) ghost haunts Boston's Federal Courthouse seeking justice. Through Charlie, she is able to gain insight into cases that may not be readily visible...
Becky's harrowing odyssey through the hallowed halls of justice plunges her into some of the most heartbreaking and thought-provoking crimes ever tried in federal court. Trials by fire from which no one will emerge unscathed.
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.”