Lady Justice and the Assassin

Lady Justice and the Assassin

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Overview

Two radical groups have joined together for a common purpose --- to kill the President of the United States, and they're looking for the perfect person to do the job.
Not a cold-blooded killer or a vicious assassin, but a model citizen, far removed from the watchful eyes of Homeland Security.
When the president comes to Kansas City, the unlikely trio of Walt, Willie and Louie the Lip find themselves knee-deep in the planned assassination.
Join our heroes for another suspenseful mystery and lots of laughs!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483994420
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/03/2013
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Award-winning author, Robert Thornhill, began writing at the age of sixty-six and in three short years has penned thirteen novels in the Lady Justice mystery/comedy series, the seven volume Rainbow Road series of chapter books for children, a cookbook and a mini-autobiography.

Lady Justice and the Sting and Lady Justice and Dr. Death, Lady Justice and the Vigilante and Lady Justice and the Candidate won the Pinnacle Award for the best new mystery novels of Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012 and Fall 2012 from the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs.

Many of Walt's adventures in the Lady Justice series are anecdotal and based on Robert's real life.

Robert holds a master's in psychology, but his wit and insight come from his varied occupations, including thirty-three years as a real estate broker.

He lives with his wife, Peg, in Independence, Missouri.
Visit him on the Web at: http://BooksByBob.com

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Tangen More than 1 year ago
cozy-mystery, humor, law-enforcement, conspiracy, extremists Two groups of hate extremists join together and victimize a man already victimized by circumstances. They teach him marksmanship and to take the fall for assassinating the President and give him the money his family needs. At this same time, there is more drama within our old friend Walt's group of friends. Add in the folks at Homeland Security, and both insanity and humor ensue. Another good think piece on the good, the bad, and the ugly.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite Lady Justice and the Assassin by Robert Thornhill is number 13 in Thornhill’s Lady Justice series of humorous mysteries. Like its predecessors, Lady Justice and the Assassin has a plot ripped from today’s headlines. The several sub-plots are blended perfectly within the main theme, which is a conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States AND the Vice President, while they both are making public presentations half a continent apart from one another. The pretext for the assassinations could not be more plausible. In fact, I would be VERY surprised if Robert Thornhill has not made himself a focus of federal investigation for detailing so much legitimate-sounding preparation for an assassination attempt. If not for the insertion of several comical sub-plots, one might very well be excused for wondering if this was an actual conspiracy gone awry. Lady Justice and the Assassin is flawlessly executed. As with its precursors, one cannot help but believe this story could be an actual account of the daily extremes faced by police officers everywhere. Thornhill writes as if his primary reference is his daily police log. It is hard to conceive of anyone actually making up this stuff! It is just too authentic feeling to be pure fiction. Yet, in spite of the severity of the main plot, the story is extraordinarily entertaining and humorous… too much so to NOT be fiction. Thornhill deservedly has been recognized multiple times for his Lady Justice series. Lady Justice and the Assassin seems likely to garner yet another award for this brilliantly talented author. If you are new to this series, and enjoy humor mixed with mystery, I urge you to not wait another minute; buy this book and prepare to become an avid fan of Robert Thornhill.
Koalabear3 More than 1 year ago
I love the Lady Justice series! Mr. Thornhill writes an awesome mystery/comedy series. Walt and the Gang are amazing. The books are a fast paced read with lots of twists and turns. Each book gets better than the one before it. Mr. Thornhill touches on some real life problems and concerns. If you like Stephanie Plum series you will love the Walt Whitman series...Buy the series today. You can't go wrong!
chj29erCJ More than 1 year ago
No one can accuse author Robert Thornhill of not being relevant.  The newest mystery comedy in the Walt Williams series, Lady Justice and the Assassin, mixes the topical concerns of a still sluggish economy; the middle class being driven into poverty; and the perceived trampling of civil liberties, in particular those protected by the 2nd Amendment, by combining the forces of the Ozark Militia and the Neo-Nazi followers of the Aryan Brotherhood Confederation to hatch a plot to assassinate the President and Vice-President.   This joint group chooses a man who has lost his job due to outsourcing and is facing the total loss of all his material gains, who has to send his wife and son to live with her parents while he sorts through the household goods of what to keep and what to sell before the home is lost to foreclosure, who is now hounded by collection agencies, has no health insurance, and is sitting in a cold home where the utilities have been cut-off.  This man, normally a patriotic  American who never even had a speeding ticket, is presented the opportunity to reclaim all his possessions and set his family onto the path of solvency by doing just one small task for the alliance: shoot the President. Will he do it?   Additionally, Walt and his partner, Ox, deal with daily crime and life in Kansas City, MO: recruitment for members in the Vipers, a vicious gang operating in NE Kansas City, and the strange shaving of pedigree dogs left home by their owners.  The mysterious “shaving” case makes for comic relief in a book filled with too real-to-life situations.  Unless, or course, your pooch is the one that has been shaved!  (Just where did Thornhill get this idea??) The combination of these simultaneous cases makes for fun reading.  This book has all the old stand-by characters:  Maggie and Judy, the wives of Walt and Ox; Walt's dad and his girlfriend, Bernice; Mary, the manager with a ball bat of the flop house owned by Walt; Jerry the Joker; Louie the Lip, a gangster you want as a friend rather than an enemy; and Willie, his pimp-turned maintenance man who has saved Walt on more than one occasion.  Fast-paced, the reader will find himself racing through the pages to see how Walt and his friends once again bring down all the bad people and restore justice to their corner of the world.
Sheri-A-Wilkinson More than 1 year ago
Lady Justice and the Assassin (Lady Justice, #13) Robert Thornhill hits it once again with controversial and serious topics. Walt's first assignment is to catch a person who is shaving the fur off of pure-breed dogs. He also has to save one of his friends as two opposing gangs are at war, and he faces one of his most challenging cases of his career; to protect the President of the United States. To Walt's surprise, he finds himself trying to stop an assassin who is determined to kill the president at any cost. Robert Thornhill is an Author to watch. He knows how to blend humor and serious topics together to create the perfect all night read.