Smart, sexy, sassy and driven—Victoria Rodessa just graduated from one of the country’s top law schools and joined the international firm Acker, Smith & McGowen, respected for its advancement of female lawyers.
When Victoria lands a prized assignment vital to the ambitions of the firm’s powerful partners, she sets out to become the first woman to join their ranks. But behind closed doors, deviant agendas are at work. With only her intellect and guts to guide her, Victoria confronts a perfect storm of misogyny, lies and criminal intent. If she follows her conscience, she could lose everything. But keeping silent could come at an even higher cost.
I'm the author of The V-Files, a legal thriller series with strong female protagonists. As an attorney for more than thirty years, I've litigated in U.S. federal and state courts and served on the management team of a national law firm. My law degree is from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law and I received my MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. After graduate school I became one of the founding members of an international consulting company.
While I've handled more than 200 litigated cases, I've also consulted on matters stemming from natural disasters including the earthquakes in New Zealand, cyclones in Australia and hurricanes in the US.
In addition to writing novels and practicing law, I've received the Business Insurance Women to Watch Award, the Women with Vision Award, and the Mercedes Mentor Award.
While this dedication hints at the core of my novel; it is meaningful and powerfully true. I've been privileged and thankful to have been told, more times than I would have imagined, that I've been a mentor, teacher and example to those (men and women alike) who worked alongside me. These amazing, smart and talented individuals each found their own successful paths, and are busy leaving a blazing trail for the next in line to get a leg up. There are few things better! #ReaderLove
Deviant Agendas: Book 1 of the V-Files
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