“I was loving this. The beauty of being a defense lawyer is that I don’t have to prove anything. All I have to do is poke enough holes in the People’s case to give the jury reasonable doubt. This new information presented exactly the kind of juicy scenario likely to distract and confuse a jury.””
In Snap Judgment, Samantha Brinkman returns when a prominent attorney is a likely suspect to a murder of a young man suspected of killing his daughter. Needless to say, the attorney does not a good client make. As all of this is taking place, she is again “compelled” to help an underworld boss in order to protect her secret. She has to rely on her father, Dale, to help her tread through dangerous waters.
“I deliberately kept my eyes turned away from the end of the hall so I wouldn’t see the cop taping Jake’s door. Even from where I stood, a strange stillness seemed to surround his office. The memory of all the nights I’d sat with him there, talking about our cases, laughing about something a witness had said, was so vivid I could hear his voice, see him toss a mini pretzel into the air and catch it in his mouth. Never again.”
Samantha Brinkman is a struggling defense attorney representing less than stalwart clients juggling bill payments and nursing a very old car even though she’s had courtroom success. In Blood Defense, her long-time best friend and office partner is pushing her to go after the accused murderer of a semi-famous starlet…even before the perp is arrested and charged. It would be the type of case that would put her practice on the map and bring in some much needed income. The news leaks and the suspect is a surprise. Will Brinkman get the case? It would be a pretty short book if she didn’t wouldn’t it?