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Publisher's Summary

When the legal system fails to convict an abuser, what do you do?

Meet Assistant District Attorney Lettie Portman, a sex-crimes prosecutor whose past demands justice. When a 14-year-old girl is savagely attacked by her mother's live-in boyfriend, Lettie is called to the hospital. There, she meets a sweet young girl whose only goal is to go to school and come home to a safe environment. But mom's boyfriend makes the girl's world anything but safe. Soon, the abuse gets worse, and Lettie, the prosecutor, goes to the grand jury with the case. Two juries later, the abuser is still loose on the streets. 

Lettie is no stranger to abuse. She takes matters into her own hands. 

Will Lettie's own past interfere with her prosecution of what should be San Diego's Most Wanted? Will she be able to make peace with her own abuse and move on to become the hard-hitting prosecutor the young girl deserves right now? Is hope on the horizon?

©2020 John Ellsworth (P)2020 Podium Audio

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  • shelley
  • 17-12-20

Excellent start to a new Thrilling Legal series...

John Ellsworth , author of the Michael Gresham and Thaddeus Murfee legal series has started another new legal series. The protagonist in this series is Lettie Portman. She’s a newly practicing assistant district attorney. A victim of childhood abuse herself she finds herself dealing with issues too close to home. ................
People with an aversion to stories about child abuse, prostitution and trafficking may want to choose a different book. These topics are the heart of this book. The story is well told a unfortunately plausible. The characters are fleshed out and believable. ................ Therese Plummer does an exceptional job narrating. ................This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION. ..................If you found this review helpful please indicate so. .................. Thank You.

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  • CV
  • 20-04-21

Good.. but

This was a good book. Kept me interested from the beginning until she continued to prosecute and have coffee after her son went missing? I thought maybe I missed something and it was a flashback? But no. Just didn’t seem plausible.

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  • Monte D. Fish
  • 05-04-21

Good book

Story is great. Names are confusing. The chosen names and portrayal were difficult to follow. I ended up rereading portions because of this confusing.
I enjoyed the overall story though.

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  • Shaja
  • 10-10-21

Annoying Narrative Reader

Storyline had potential but was ruined by the horrible narrator! The reader kept stumbling every sentence in an effort to make the characters more convincing! Every character. Every sentence. So incredibly annoying I tried to force myself to finish but was unsuccessful. Disappointed since I cant get my hour of time left!

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  • Jerry
  • 30-09-21

The People’s Attorney

Listened to this book for twelve hours. The author’s magnificent style of writing planted little nuggets which surfaced later. This kept anxious for the next chapter to see what happened.

One of the best reads I’ve listened to in years with Audible. The narrator was tremendous; coupled with the author and the narrator, this is an excellent book. I highly recommend it.

I did not have any dislikes: All excellent.

Jerry Holland
Cullman, Al

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  • Lynette Tozier
  • 24-12-20

A bit unbelievable

How could mother calmly continue to prosecute a child abductor while her own son is missing?