After years at the top of her legal game, Victoria mounts a campaign to become a US Senator. Days before voting closes, scandal erupts. Blackmail, infidelity, murder, and the unchecked power of a federal judge threaten her campaign, future, and freedom. Victoria hires a well-connected Washington DC lawyer to help navigate the mounting evidence. With only hours to spare, Victoria and her team must untangle the seemingly inevitable verdict about to be handed down against her.
Victoria’s accuser—Judge Moran, the chief judge of the Federal Court in Illinois—has dredged up the charges from a 17-year-old court case, bringing into focus just how formidable, and powerful, Victoria’s enemies may be. When a potential witness is found murdered in her home, with Victoria and her campaign lawyer's fingerprints on the door, Victoria realizes that whoever is trying to frame her will stop at nothing to end her career—and possibly her life. Fast paced and action packed, this thriller novella spotlights the cutthroat nature of politics and behind-the-scenes, dirty dealing of the American government system.
Dedrick’s sharp-witted and polished protagonist drives the riveting plot, bolstered by the novel’s larger-than-life characters and scenes of political sabotage. As she races against the clock to clear her name, find the real criminal behind the false accusations, and get her campaign back on track, Victoria is all business—and a resilient force to be reckoned with, even in the face of her imminent downfall. While the novel sprints to a conclusion, Dedrick reveals more lies and corruption in a climactic buildup of tension and suspense, making this charged political thriller a force to be reckoned with.
Takeaway: Thrilling novella driven by political scandal and a sharp-witted protagonist.
Comparable Titles: L. D. Beyer's In Sheep's Clothing, James Patterson's Juror No. 3.
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