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Mimi Latt, author of the bestselling Powers of Attorney, is back with a gripping novel of a woman caught in a web of murder and legal intrigue, played out against Los Angeles's world of high-stakes lawyers and ruthless power brokers.
In Pursuit of Justice, she tells the David-and-Goliath story of Rebecca Morland, a young attorney who finds herself pitted against powerful legal and financial giants.
Rebecca Morland had a rosy future. She and her husband, Ryan, recently named a partner at one of Los Angeles's most prestigious law firms, were happy together and making plans to start a family. Then one night at a party, on a yacht owned by a wealthy and politically ambitious businessman, Ryan vanished. Two days later his body was found, and Rebecca's life was irrevocably turned upside down.
Suddenly she is faced with the question: How well did she know her husband? Were the rumors true that he had been depressed and drinking heavily the night he disappeared? Did he in fact embezzle funds from the law firm? Rebecca had sensed he was keeping something from her, but she has no idea what it could have been. When the police are only too happy to close the case, calling it a suicide, Rebecca refuses to accept that verdict.
Determined to find out what really happened to her husband, Rebecca sets out to discover the truth. What she doesn't realize is that in her pursuit of justice, she is putting her own life in grave danger.
Clearly someone wanted her husband out of the way; will they now succeed in stopping her as well?
There is no shortage of suspects...
Brandon Taylor: Head of the law firm of Taylor, Dennison & Evans and a candidate for California's open Senate seat. He had been Ryan's mentor and had recently named Ryan as his campaign manager. Was Brandon really the benign father figure that he appears to be?
Catherine Dennison: Another partner in the firm and a tenacious trial lawyer to whom winning is everything. As Ryan's rival and jealous ex-lover, she had a need for power. Did it drive her over the edge?
John Evans: Brandon's conniving nephew had always resented his uncle's affection for Ryan. Did his conviction that heading the law firm was his birthright give him a motive to take Ryan out of the picture?
Paul Worthington: Multimillionaire real-estate developer and Brandon's political opponent, whose dreams go beyond the Senate. His popularity had shot up in the polls since Ryan's death. Ryan disappeared from his yacht. Was Paul in any way responsible? And then there is his elegant socialite wife, Diana. To what lengths would she have gone to aid and abet her husband's ambitions?
Maxwell Holmes: A sinister political insider, aware of everyone's secrets and not above using them for his own advantage. Powerful and determined enough to put the man he wants in the Senate. Did Ryan get in his way?
With a cast of characters as intriguing and glamorous as they are devious and cunning, Pursuit of Justice keeps the reader turning the pages until the last surprise.