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Dangerous women / by De Castrique, Mark,author.;
"This urgent, cleverly plotted high stakes thriller is set in motion by a botched attack on two law clerks, leaving one dead and the other in a coma. The ensuing cover up leaves a string of bodies and too many players at cross-purposes. It also leaves Chief Justice Clarissa Baxter with a target on her back. They'll need an off the grid hero with friends in high places: enter retired FBI agent-turned-boardinghouse landlady, Ethel Fiona Crestwater (legend) and her double-first-cousin-twice-removed Jesse Cooper (sidekick). Although in her mid-seventies, Ethel is no bumbling amateur sleuth; she's a seasoned pro with razor-sharp instincts and Bond-worthy skills. College-aged Jesse brings tech savvy and boundless enthusiasm, along with an innate talent for intrigue. Together, the unlikely duo will face malicious back-stabbing political sycophants, conniving lobbyists, and a motivated assassin bent on removing the Chief Justice from the equation-- along with Ethel, who stands defiantly between the hitman and his payday" --
Subjects: Detective and mystery fiction.; Political fiction.; Thrillers (Fiction); Murder; Law clerks; Assassins; Lobbyists; Judges; Older women;
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While justice sleeps : a novel / by Abrams, Stacey,author.;
"An inside-Washington thriller about an ambitious law clerk thrown into a life-or-death treasure hunt with major national implications when the Supreme Court justice she works for slips into a sudden coma"--Avery Keene, a law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, is doing her best to excel in an arduous job with the court while also dealing with a troubled family. When the news breaks that Justice Wynn-- the cantankerous swing vote on many current high-profile cases-- has slipped into a coma, Avery is notified that Justice Wynn has left instructions for her to serve as his legal guardian and power of attorney. Avery finds that Justice Wynn had been secretly researching one of the most controversial cases before the court: a proposed merger between an American biotech company and an Indian genetics firm. She comes to see that Wynn had a personal stake in the controversial case-- and finding the truth will put Avery into harm's way. -- adapted from jacket
Subjects: Political fiction.; Thrillers (Fiction); Legal fiction (Literature); Suspense fiction.; Law clerks; United States. Supreme Court; Judges; Consolidation and merger of corporations;
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The racketeer [sound recording] : a novel / by Grisham, John.; Jackson, J. D.;
Read by J. D. Jackson.Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fogletree just became number five. His body was found in the basement of a lakeside cabin he had built himself and frequently used on weekends. When he did not show up for a trial on Monday morning, his law clerks panicked, called the FBI, and in due course the agents found the crime scene. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies, Judge Fogletree and his young secretary. I did not know Judge Fogletree, but I know who killed him, and why. I am a lawyer, and I am in prison. It's a long story.
Subjects: Mystery fiction.; Suspense fiction.; Audiobooks.; Judges; Murder;
© p2012., Random House Audio,
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Rogue lawyer / by Grisham, John.;
Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee, his driver, who's also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy. He lives alone in a small but extremely safe penthouse apartment, and his primary piece of furniture is a vintage pool table. He drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun. Sebastian defends people other lawyers won't go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult, who is accused of molesting and murdering two little girls; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house. Why these clients? Because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial, even if he, Sebastian, has to cheat to secure one.
Subjects: Legal stories.; Suspense fiction.; Legal fiction (Literature); Detective and mystery fiction.; Criminal defense lawyers; Teenagers with mental disabilities; Girls; Murder; Judicial ethics;
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The advocate's daughter / by Franze, Anthony J.;
"A Washington, D.C. lawyer and a frequent major media commentator on the Supreme Court, Anthony Franze delivers a high-stakes story of family, power, loss and revenge set within the insular world of the highest court of our country. Among Washington D.C. power players, everyone has secrets they desperately want to keep hidden, including Sean Serrat, a Supreme Court lawyer. Sean transformed his misspent youth into a model adulthood, and now has one of the most respected legal careers in the country. But just as he learns he's on the short list to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, his daughter, Abby, a talented and dedicated law student, goes missing. Abby's lifeless body is soon found in the library of the Supreme Court, and her boyfriend, Malik Montgomery, a law clerk at the high court, is immediately arrested. The ensuing media frenzy leads to allegations that Malik's arrest was racially motivated, sparking a national controversy. While the Serrat family works through their grief, Sean begins to suspect the authorities arrested the wrong person. Delving into the mysteries of his daughter's last days, Sean stumbles over secrets within his own family as well as the lies of some of the most powerful people in the country. People who will stop at nothing to ensure that Sean never exposes the truth"--
Subjects: Thrillers (Fiction); Detective and mystery fiction.; Legal fiction (Literature); Political fiction.; Suspense fiction.; Mystery fiction.; Legal stories.; United States. Supreme Court; Murder; Family secrets;
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The advocate's daughter : a thriller / by Franze, Anthony J.; Petkoff, Robert.;
Read by Robert Petkoff.A Washington, D.C. lawyer and a frequent major media commentator on the Supreme Court, Anthony Franze delivers a high-stakes story of family, power, loss and revenge set within the insular world of the highest court of our country. Among Washington D.C. power players, everyone has secrets they desperately want to keep hidden, including Sean Serrat, a Supreme Court lawyer. Sean transformed his misspent youth into a model adulthood, and now has one of the most respected legal careers in the country. But just as he learns he's on the short list to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, his daughter, Abby, a talented and dedicated law student, goes missing. Abby's lifeless body is soon found in the library of the Supreme Court, and her boyfriend, Malik Montgomery, a law clerk at the high court, is immediately arrested. The ensuing media frenzy leads to allegations that Malik's arrest was racially motivated, sparking a national controversy. While the Serrat family works through their grief, Sean begins to suspect the authorities arrested the wrong person. Delving into the mysteries of his daughter's last days, Sean stumbles over secrets within his own family as well as the lies of some of the most powerful people in the country. They are the people who will stop at nothing to ensure that Sean never exposes the truth.
Subjects: Suspense fiction.; Mystery fiction.; Legal stories.; Audiobooks.; United States. Supreme Court; Murder; Family secrets;
© 2016., Macmillan Audio,
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Rogue lawyer / by Grisham, John.; Deakins, Mark,narrator.;
Read by Mark Deakins."On the right side of the law. Sort of. Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee, his driver, who's also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy. He lives alone in a small but extremely safe penthouse apartment, and his primary piece of furniture is a vintage pool table. He drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun. Sebastian defends people other lawyers won't go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult, who is accused of molesting and murdering two little girls; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house. Why these clients? Because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial, even if he, Sebastian, has to cheat to secure one. He hates injustice, doesn't like insurance companies, banks, or big corporations; he distrusts all levels of government and laughs at the justice system's notions of ethical behavior" --
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Legal fiction (Literature); Thrillers (Fiction); Detective and mystery fiction.; Criminal defense lawyers; Teenagers with mental disabilities; Girls; Murder; Judicial ethics;
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Eyes wide open : overcoming obstacles and recognizing opportunities in a world that can't see clearly / by Lidsky, Isaac.;
"In Eyes Wide Open, Isaac Lidsky draws on his experience of achieving immense success, joy, and fulfillment while losing his sight to a blinding disease to show us that it isn't external circumstances, but how we perceive and respond to them, that governs our reality. Fear has a tendency to give us tunnel vision--we fill the unknown with our worst imaginings and cling to what's familiar. But when confronted with new challenges, we need to think more broadly and adapt. When Isaac Lidsky learned that he was beginning to go blind at age thirteen, eventually losing his sight entirely by the time he was twenty-five, he initially thought that blindness would mean an end to his early success and his hopes for the future. Paradoxically, losing his sight gave him the vision to take responsibility for his reality and thrive. Lidsky graduated from Harvard College at age nineteen, served as a Supreme Court law clerk, fathered four children, and turned a failing construction subcontractor into a highly profitable business. Whether we're blind or not, our vision is limited by our past experiences, biases, and emotions. Lidsky shows us how we can overcome paralyzing fears, avoid falling prey to our own assumptions and faulty leaps of logic, silence our inner critic, harness our strength, and live with open hearts and minds. In sharing his hard-won insights, Lidsky shows us how we too can confront life's trials with initiative, humor, and grace"--Includes bibliographical references and index.Seeing and Believing -- Action, Lights, Camera! -- Heroes and Villains -- Man Plans, God Laughs -- The Critic and the Strong Man -- 98 Days, Part I -- Acceptance and Surrender -- Supremely Protective -- Counting Your Luck -- Lucky Break, Part II -- Measuring Your Success -- Super Dad -- Ears Wide Open -- 98 Days, Part II -- Heart Wide Open.
Subjects: Autobiographies.; Blind.; Self-actualization (Psychology); Success.;
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Careers in criminal justice / by Johnston, Coy H.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Section 1. Planning : 1. Know yourself : What you don't know can hurt you ; Guest speaker : Steve Palmer, FBI Special Agent ; Self-assessments : What color is your parachute?; Keirsey Temperament Sorter; True colors; What type am I?; The four temperaments; What color is your personality?; Jung typology test; Minnesota State Careerwise Education; Monster -- 2. Setting realistic goals : Set realistic goals ; Issues in police work : The use of deception; The role of acting in police work; The use of discretion; The use of force; The polygraph test; Interviewing and interrogating; Internal investigations ; Issues in the judicial system : The power of persuasion; Attitude; Communication skills; Salary issues; Power and responsibility; Ethics in court; The battle of wits ; Issues in corrections : The communication gap; The dangers for correctional officers ; Guest speaker : Brian Cole, director of corrections : Alternative correctional careers ; The realities of working in criminal justice ; Change ; The search for happiness -- Section 2. Pursuing : 3. Law enforcement : Local law enforcement : Game and fish warden ; Guest speaker : Jan Strauss, retired police chief : Gaming officer; Campus police; Reserve officer; Nonsworn opportunities -- Federal law enforcement : FBI; DEA; ATF; U.S. Border Patrol; ICE; U.S. Secret Service; USMS; Nonsworn positions ; Diversity in law enforcement ; Experience -- 4. Forensic science : Crime scene technicians ; Guest speaker : Shayleen Eastman, crime scene specialist III ; Forensic scientist ; Medical examiner ; Investigation technician ; Criminalist : DNA analyst; Toxicologist ; Forensic nurse examiner ; Forensic psychiatrist ; Forensic interview ; Forensic entomologist ; Diversity in forensic science -- 5. Victim services : Domestic violence coalitions ; Police departments ; Guest speaker : Gina McAlister, victim services specialist ; Courts and prosecutors' offices ; Hospitals ; Other victim services ; Diversity in victim services -- 6. Courts : Law school ; The job search ; Law careers : Judge ; Guest speaker : Charles W. Ervin, superior court judge : Prosecutor ; Public defender ; Careers that do not require a law degree : Court clerk; Municipal court supervisor ; Diversity in law careers -- 7. Corrections : State correctional officer ; County detention officer ; City jailer ; Parole and probation officers ; Juvenile rehabilitation specialist ; Home detention officer ; Probation aide ; Guest speaker : Julie Glover, sergeant, San Diego Sheriff's Department -- Parole board hearing officer ; Private prisons ; Diversity in corrections -- 8. Private security and investigations : Security officer ; Guest speaker : Timothy W. Newton, private security supervisor ; Private investigator ; Loss prevention ; Armed security guard ; Diversity issues in private security -- Section 3. Preparing : 9. Volunteering and internships : Law enforcement ; Courts ; Guest speaker : Jennifer D. Griffin, director of training and the administrator for the Council on Police Training ; Corrections ; Diversity in volunteering and internships -- 10. Getting a foot in the door : Portfolios : Letters of recommendation; Certificates; Education documentation; CV and résumé ; Guest speaker: Colton Johnston, attorney and law clerk ; Interview preparation : Police ride-along; Court and attorney observations; Practice ; Firearms ; Physical fitness ; Education and grades ; The LSAT ; The application form ; Written tests ; Psychological tests -- 11. The interview : Punctuality ; Guest speaker : Michael Norzagaray, former juvenile probation officer ; Appearance ; Body language ; Introductions ; Sample oral board questions ; Do's and don'ts ; A personal note to minorities, women, and LGBTQ individuals ; A note to law students ; Concluding remarks."With coverage of over forty careers in policing, courts, corrections, and victim services, students receive a comprehensive overview of the most popular and growing careers in the field. Self-assessment tools enhance students' self-awareness and steer them toward realistic and suitable careers in criminal justice."--Page 4 of cover.
Subjects: Criminal justice, Administration of; Law enforcement; Police; Job hunting;
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Long walk to freedom : [electronic resource] : the autobiography of Nelson Mandela. by Mandela, Nelson.; Boatman, Michael.;
Narrator: Michael Boatman.Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. The foster son of a Thembu chief, Mandela was raised in the traditional, tribal culture of his ancestors, but at an early age learned the modern, inescapable reality of what came to be called apartheid, one of the most powerful and effective systems of oppression ever conceived. In classically elegant and engrossing prose, he tells of his early years as an impoverished student and law clerk in Johannesburg, of his slow political awakening, and of his pivotal role in the rebirth of a stagnant ANC and the formation of its Youth League in the 1950s. He describes the struggle to reconcile his political activity with his devotion to his family, the anguished breakup of his first marriage, and the painful separations from his children. He brings vividly to life the escalating political warfare in the fifties between the ANC and the government, culminating in his dramatic escapades as an underground leader and the notorious Rivonia Trial of 1964, at which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Herecounts the surprisingly eventful twenty-seven years in prison and the complex, delicate negotiations that led both to his freedom and to the beginning of the end of apartheid. Finally he provides the ultimate inside account.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Mandela, Nelson 1918-2013; Presidents; Nonfiction.; History.;
On-line resources: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=202075&titleID=592808 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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