Friday, February 13, 2009

By Barbara Levenson

Mary Magruder Katz is a half-Jewish, half-Southern Baptist Miami criminal defense attorney.  Her life is changed forever when she is rear-ended by during a routine trip to the car wash.  The minor fender bender turns out to be an unlikely shot from Cupid's bow, and before she knows what hit her, Mary gets caught by her fiance' having sex with a client in her office.  An engagement ends and a sizzling, complicated romance begins.

Mary decides to start her own practice and her first case is a high profile murder case.  Lillian Yarmouth, a prominent Miami socialite, is accused of stabbing her husband to death.  Mary gets more than she bargins for while defending her client and someone is seeing red!  February may be the shortest month of the year, but Mary isn't sure she is going to make it through.

Not only is Barbara Levenson a long-time Miami resident, but her credentials as an attorney and judge are impressive.  Her "insider" knowledge gives the courtroom scenes a ring of reality.  I like the Mary Katz character and enjoyed the novel.  I am looking forward to the next one in the series.  What do you think?

hear the interview

1 comment:

misterreereeder said...

Thanks for the interview link. It was a great one to listen to.