The line between public and private
I have never been a big fan of the American Legal thriller, but mum left me her copy after a visit the other day. I picked it up and was unable to put it back down, finished reading it two days! This is a gritty read that explores the weaknesses of the human character. The lead character is Cate Fante, she has just been appointed as a federal judge, she is young and a looker, but she also has a past that is less than judicial. She has a secrete vice, she likes to pick-up strangers at bars. It is in her best interest that her vice remain unknown to the general public. Alas, though, her first case exposes her tawdry past life and threatens her future as a judge along with her life! Parts of the book elicited the sexual voyeur in me, but then it would turn the sexual tension into disgust. It made me think how we all have things we hide. The conclusion was a bit of reach, and I do not think Cate's motives for her indiscretions are ever really explained, then again maybe they are unexplainable? Overall, though this is a well paced suspense story I can highly recommend! Speaking of suspense, do look for the thriller "Tourist in the Yucatan!"
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