Criminal defense attorney Jack Wellington is highly sought after in the courtrooms of Savannah… not to mention the bedrooms of its female denizens. Jack believes himself to be hardened against the darker aspects of human nature, as well as the emotional plight of those he both cross-examines and defends. But when he encounters Caitlin in the hospital following her morning ordeal, something about the frightened but defiant romance novelist pulls at him.
Jack’s attraction to his client continues to grow as what started as a simple enough case turns into a fight to save Caitlin’s life. Old friends, ex-lovers and even her own family – someone among them wants Caitlin dead. And both of them learn what lengths some will go to in order to avoid justice.
- Original Title:Justice (Southern Comfort .7)
- Author:Lisa Clark O'Neill
- Rating:8.66 / 10
- Publisher:Published August 24th 2016
THE explosion woke Caitlin.
Okay, so it was only the trash truck outside, but it seemed equivalent to the decibel level of two trains colliding at high speed.
She cracked open one eye, quickly shutting it again when bright sunlight nearly blinded her. The three square windows over her bed were set high on the wall, so she’d never bothered with blinds. Privacy wasn’t a concern, as her fenced backyard and an alley separated her townhouse from the neighbor’s behind her. They’d have to be on their roof with binoculars if they wanted to see into her bedroom. And Caitlin was an early riser, so she always woke long before the light could become a problem.
Except, apparently, for today.
Her head throbbed in time with the grinding, mechanical sounds of garbage cans being lifted and dumped into the truck. Caitlin raised a hand, pressed her fingers to her temple in a futile ...