Saturday, May 29, 2010

Book Review: Justice in June

For those of you who are fans of Fatal February, the first in the Mary Magruder Katz mystery series, by Barbara Levenson, you'll be thrilled to know that Justice in June, another in the series, will officially launch on June 7, 2010.

I'm here to tell you: it won't disappoint. I just finished reading Justice in June -- I mean I finished it just minutes ago and I couldn't wait to tell you about it. Mary Magruder Katz is a lawyer in south Florida and her law practice takes on a life of its own in this engaging and intriguing novel.

All at once, Katz finds herself fighting for the life of Luis who is whisked away after authorities decide he is a terrorist, she takes on the justice system when Judge Liz Maxwell is investigated for wrongdoing in the Miami courts, and she must defend Carlos against lawsuits from potential owners of condos he is building.

I could easily say that this a page turner, but that would be an understatement. It not only had me turning pages, but I felt as if I lived the story with Levenson's characters. Obviously, I recommend this book.

I haven't read Fatal February. Believe me, I won't waste time between now and when I have my feet up and am savoring that book as well.

About Barbara Levenson: She has lived in Miami, Florida, for 32 years and worked as a prosecutor then ran her own law practice as well. So, it's easy to see why the flavor of Miami her portrayal of Mary Magruder Katz as a lawyer shine through so authentically. In addition, she and her husband bred and showed German shepherd dogs for twenty years.

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After you read the book, let me know what you think.

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