A Monica Spade Novel
by Alexi Venice
Pub Date 24 May 2019
A month ago, Trevor McKnight—son of the prominent McKnight family—punched Abdul Seif in the face at a college bar and left him unconscious on the sidewalk. Even though Abdul was rushed to the hospital, he died a few days later. Now, Trevor is on trial for the felony murder of Abdul, a Saudi foreign exchange student.
Monica Spade is a rising star among lawyers in her small city of Apple Grove. When the president of the hospital asks Monica to prepare high-profile physicians to testify at Trevor’s trial, she eagerly agrees. Trevor’s slick defense lawyer, however, takes aim at Monica’s physician clients.
Faced with death threats and her career in jeopardy, Monica is forced to make a choice—help the hospital and DA or succumb to the pressure of her law firm and the powerful McKnight family.
While in the public eye, Monica develops romantic feelings for Shelby St. Claire, a sexy art teacher who dazzles Monica at CrossFit class. Struggling with her fear of being outed at her sexist, all-male law firm, Monica must decide whether to risk her career for love and justice.
"Fantastic read! This book takes a unique behind-the-scenes perspective of a criminal trial, while simultaneously exploring how the main character experiences and responds to conscious bias." —Erin, Amazon review, 5 stars