Narrated By: Heather Henderson
Duration: 8 hours and 58 minutes
What to expect
Eight colonists were killed at the original Battle of Lexington, but just before Thanksgiving, at the Pittsburgh Museum of American History, the life-sized diorama of that battle has nine bodies.
The ninth is a murder victim, Thomas Bradshaw, a prominent Pittsburgh connoisseur, and Cynthia Jakubec will be drawn into one of the sideshows surrounding the investigation.
Jakubec is a working-class gal who’s about to jump from Main Street to Wall Street on the strength of her Harvard Law School degree—and marry a budding novelist as well—when the big recession in the fall of 2008 puts her dream on hold. She finds herself working, temporarily she hopes, as a legal intern at a Pittsburgh law firm that does “street law” instead of “suite law.” The firm is representing Thomas Bradshaw’s daughter, who may be a material witness to the crime—or worse. As Jakubec follows the investigation, the trail takes her from a black church in Pittsburgh’s ghetto to the very luxury building in midtown Manhattan, where she dreams of working, and gives her a broken nose and a broken heart along the way.
Before her Wall Street dream is again within her grasp, Jakubec will come to appreciate Robert F. Kennedy’s memorable advice: “Forgive your enemies—but remember their names.”
Crime and mystery: women sleuths, Crime and mystery fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction
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“A good read from a first-time writer who uses her education and background in law to her advantage—and to the reader’s overall satisfaction.”
“Locke, herself a lawyer, convincingly depicts nuances of class, race, and the law. Her heroine’s strong first-person voice bodes well for future Cynthia Jakubek outings.”
“Cyn, with her family, fiancé, boss, clients, and colleagues, is so likable, readers will consider her an imaginary friend.”
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