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Due Justice
     

Due Justice

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by Diane Capri
 

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author DIANE CAPRI Returns!

For fans of Lee Child, John Grisham, Jack Reacher and Michael Connelly

"Full of thrills and tension - but smart and human too." -Lee Child , #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers

When a famous plastic surgeon's decomposed body

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author DIANE CAPRI Returns!

For fans of Lee Child, John Grisham, Jack Reacher and Michael Connelly

"Full of thrills and tension - but smart and human too." -Lee Child , #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers

When a famous plastic surgeon's decomposed body surfaces in Tampa Bay with a bullet in its head, Federal Judge Willa Carson's "little sister" is caught in a high-stakes game of greedy lawyers, blackmail and deceit. Carly Austin knew the victim too well. Does she know too much about the killer, too? Before Willa discovers the answer, Carly disappears. Can Willa save Carly from herself and the murderous conspiracy? Or have they killed Carly, too?

Free-sprited Judge Wilhelmina Carson is quick, witty and stubborn. She finds nothing is what it seems in a world where attractive women with enough money are made, not born, and beauty can cost your life. Judge Willa debuts in this fast-paced mystery filled with great characters, humor and suspense.

*formerly titled "Carly's Conspiracy"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781940768106
Publisher:
AugustBooks
Publication date:
09/05/2014
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

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New York Times, USA Today and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author Diane Capri's work is "Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too," says #1 worldwide publishing phenomenon Lee Child.

Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award-winning MWA Past President and Grand Master, says: "Expertise shines on every page."

And Library Journal raves: "....offers tense legal drama with courtroom overtones, twisty plots, and loads of atmosphere. Recommended."

Diane Capri is Licensed to Thrill, and thrill she does. Diane's Hunt for Jack Reacher series began with Don't Know Jack and keep on thrilling readers around the world. All of Diane's books have thrilled readers and garnered #1Bestseller spots on Mystery, Hard-boiled Mystery, Police Procedural, Women Sleuths, and Legal Thriller lists. Diane's Bestselling Justice Series are wold-wide reader favorites and garnered the coveted "Top Pick" from Romantic Times Magazine as well.

Diane is the past Executive Vice President of International Thriller Writers, past member of the Board of the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and active in Sisters in Crime and other writing organizations. She comes to writing after a successful legal career and is married to her college sweetheart. She loves her snowbird existence preferring perpetual summer migrating from Florida to Michigan each year.

Diane says she writes mystery, thriller and suspense for the same reason she reads: for fun, excitement, to find out what happens, why people do what they do, and how to bring justice to an unjust world. Her books are translated in twenty territories. Diane loves to hear from readers. Contact her at dianecapri.com/contact/ to receive notice of new releases, subscribe to Diane's blog, or simply connect with her.

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Due Justice 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
lifesgoodjourney_com More than 1 year ago
This is book #1 in the Hunt for Justice series, and it was enjoyable. I read it as part of the Licensed to Thrill 3 trilogy. Judge Wilhelmina “Willa” Carson lives a fabulous life on her own island in Florida, with her loving husband restaurateur George Carson. Due Justice opens with Willa’s sister Carly Austin, (they grew up together after Willa’s mom died when Willa was 16, and her step-father took off and left her with the Austin family), reveals that she may know the identity of the body that was just fished out of the water in Tampa Bay. As Willa is a local judge, and Carly is a lawyer, they are ethically obligated to report what they know to the local authorities, but they don’t. Carly’s way of handling things is to take off and hide. Willa is very curious and uses this and her power as a judge to investigate Carly’s story. The problem with this is Carly is not totally open and honest with Willa. She definitely has some secrets in her life that Willa isn’t aware of. Willa’s social circle, and work associates all seem to be tied in to the conspiracy Carly has revealed. Carly is a lawyer for a breast implant manufacturer who is facing many lawsuits. The founders of this company are three doctors with many problems of their own, including infidelity, theft, drugs and blackmail. As Willa investigates the murder, she uncovers much drama and many secrets surrounding the victim. The characters are believable, but not the type of people I care to associate with. They are arrogant, rich, selfish and not afraid to bend the rules, and a lot of bed hopping. There are a few twists and turns in the book, but I wasn’t on the edge of my seat to see what would come next. Murder, blackmail and suicide give Diane Capri plenty to write about. There was no foul language, and it’s a pretty G rated book. There is one scene of violence, but it is written very mildly, with no suspense. There are some typo’s of incomplete sentences that kept frustrating me, but I kept going. It’s not a quick read, Diane Capri’s writing styIe gives plenty of description which can sometimes slow the plot down. I believe you can read this book out of sequence in the series and not lose too much. Diane Capri does a good job of developing Willa’s character and gives a lot of information about her life, her island, George, and Willa’s job as a judge. Willa has a strong relationship with Carly’s mother, Kate, and Willa refers to her as her soul-mother. Kate shows up again in book #2, but not much in book #3. Carly doesn’t come back in either one. There are a few other characters that carry over to the other books in the series. I was given a copy of this book by the author, in exchange for my honest review.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the book kind of boring; I really didn't like Carly she reminded me of a spoiled brat. I liked Willa and George they had the great's relationship they fit. I figured out the killer in the very beginning. I can't give it more than 3 stars sorry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good story & plot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way more than I ever wanted to know about breast implant litigation. Pretty unbelieveable that a federal judge would let her sister drop hints about a murder two or three different times then let her run off and not follow up! Definitely not in the same class as the best selling authors mentioned in the book overview.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little slow in the beginning but pace quickens and it turns into an interesting who dunnit. Characters are well developed and believable. Best of all, the author relies on talent and her writing ability instead of graphic sex and violence! How refreshing! Will buy more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really liked this author . Will read more of her books .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to keep up at times. Good reading but confusing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Raptor_K9 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book by Diane Capri with the main character, a federal judge, Willa Carson. For various reasons it was the second book of this series I read. Fortunately, reading them out of order did not detract from my enjoyment or take anything away from the stories. Willa Carson is a strong willed judge in Tampa that seems to get personally involved in the murders of the rich and powerful society of affluent Tampa. She is married to a very successful restaurateur and is in a unique position to investigate the murder of a prominent Doctor in this book. There are many, well organized sets of clues and adventures that lead to a satisfying conclusion. (More so than the second book, which I did like, but thought the conclusion was a bit of a let down. Don’t get me wrong it is/was still a good read!) I look forward to now reading the third book of the series!
shoopie1 More than 1 year ago
This is going to be a great series. Diane Capri kept me turning pages and love the characters and Judge Willa's determinatioln.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New series to me but great reading!!
fllady43 More than 1 year ago
Kept me interested the entire book. Having lived in St. Petersburg, FL for several years it was fun to have the area described to take me there again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pace was a little slow, I felt frustration with main characters patience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like Diane Capri's books. I live in Tampa so I especially enjoy her descriptions of local sites. It is fun to read a mystery which often revolves around the rich and famous friends of the judge and her restaurant- owner husband. This book didn't disappoint, except that the writing felt a bit rushed.
carl1841 More than 1 year ago
I was delighted to find this new author. Enjoyed reading about Judge Willa.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent