From R. Barri Flowers, award winning criminologist and international bestselling author of legal thrillers, Persuasive Evidence, Stateas Evidence, and Justice Served, comes a gripping new legal suspense novel, Fractured Trust: A Renee Steele Legal Mystery. It is 1982 and assistant prosecuting attorney Renee Steele works for the Sex Crimes Unit of the Akers County Prosecuting Attorneyas Office in Sparrowas Crossing, Michigan. In her latest case, Renee prosecutes wealthy businessman Kurt Bochner, who is accused of raping a young woman during a date. Alice Prescott, a cocktail waitress and aspiring model, claims the former local college star quarterback date raped her. The case hits close to home for Renee, who was the victim of date rape thirteen years earlier while in law school. She never pressed charged against her assailant, but the crime has affected both her professional and personal life. She is currently dating corporate attorney, Lawrence Quinn, but finds herself attracted to Sparrowas Crossing police detective, Paul Kelly, an investigator for her current rape case. Renee is thrown for a loop when Paulas separate investigation into an international escort service operation yields unexpected results that lead to a shocking betrayal. In the meantime, she is pitted in court against a formidable opponent, defense attorney Deana Krane, who has never lost a case and is determined to win an acquittal for her client Kurt Bochner. In Fractured Trust, date rape and prostitution are put under the microscope. The results are anything but certain, and there is a stunning climax.Lucie winced again before the sedative began to take effect and she drifted off into a restless sleep. Her last thought was that ... He turned and saw a tall, stacked, dark skinned woman with a blonde wig of box braids almost on top of him.
|Title||:||Fractured Trust (A Renee Steele Legal Mystery)|
|Author||:||R. Barri Flowers|
|Publisher||:||R. Barri Flowers - 2014-03-01|