By L. B. Cobb
A federal prosecutor, the nemesis of Washington elite, is murdered at a fancy Bayou urban lodge. His spouse is located with the gun on the scene and her purpose is apparent -- he did her improper and she or he stuck him within the act. The spouse is arrested fast. possibly too quick, Assistant District lawyer Virginia Rodriguez quickly realizes, yet a dismissal isn’t that easy. robust humans need a conviction and greater than Virginia’s occupation is at the line -- calculating killers have additional her identify to their checklist. Virginia makes sense and sassy, and she or he can carry her personal opposed to Leo Zachmann, the high-profile protection legal professional who has taken up the wife’s reason. yet can she carry Texas justice in a case the place in point of fact even more elusive than the facts? delivers city supplies a wealthy mix of memorable characters, a desirable view of the two-sided look for fact in legal situations, an interesting secret, wry humor, and Virginia Rodriguez, a girl who has all of it -- a killer of a task, a toddler and a puppy to feed, a home to maintain, delivers to recollect, and no Prince captivating in view.
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So what? Nobody’s perfect. No harm, no foul. Wasn’t that what the lawyers always said? No harm, no foul. Wonder what they meant by that? Next time he was in court, he’d ask an ADA. Damn lawyers! B. COBB—PROMISES TOWN *** Hotel guard Dave Jenkins had fallen asleep in front of the security room monitors soon after coming on duty at ten o’clock and never noticed the elevator camera was out of service. , all activity on the eighteenth floor was as it should have been. A cop sat in the chair outside 1807.
COBB—PROMISES TOWN The autopsies were scheduled for one o’clock. The assistant medical examiner who had finally showed up merely confirmed death and carted the bodies off to cold storage. By the time he’d arrived, body temperature was no more reliable for determining time of death than the other information gathered by the police. m. They were fully clothed, discussing papers held by the younger man who let the waiter in. m. Virginia had one hour and forty-eight minutes of loose ends to knot. Maybe they could shorten the interval with the ME’s lab work, and cops would interview hotel staff and guests over the weekend to see if anyone had heard a sound that might be interpreted as gunfire.
I’d just opened the door to head down to the restaurant to meet Jerry for breakfast, stepped out into the hall, and next thing I know, some cop has me up against the wall, poking my private parts. If I ever have to testify under oath about extramarital sexual encounters, this will be reported. After the foreplay, they told me a cop got murdered in 1807 last night. Sort of makes you think whoever killed Fullerton wasn’t done, don’t it? Reckon the police missed the killer hiding in the closet? ” “Leo, back off.