*****2019 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medal Winner Legal Thriller*****
Buried just beneath the surface of our society lives an underworld of violence, greed, and murder.
Laws weave the web of our culture together, but monsters walk among us.
Harvard Law grad Becky Lawrence lands her dream job as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. But she has a huge problem. She is falling hard for her boss, Zach Woods, who not only has become jaded over the years but he's married! He will stop at nothing to win a case. "Making deals with the devil, Mr. Woods?" But she has an even bigger problem -- a ghost prowls Boston's Federal Courthouse seeking justice. Through Charlie, she is able to gain insight into cases that may not be readily visible...
Join Becky on a journey through some of the most brutal and riveting cases ever tried in federal court while discovering that the criminal world can be as haunting as it is dangerous.
Warning: This book is intended for readers ages 18 and older. It contains real federal court cases, graphic language, and disturbing testimony that may be upsetting to some readers.
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.”