Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite
Mary Magruder Katz is a solo practitioner in the legal profession. On a single day, two phone calls threaten to change life as she knows it. A distant family member from Argentina is arrested and detained in unknown facilities. Mary discovers that he is being held on charges of terrorism. And then, a judge calls, requesting Mary's assistance, after she is accused of illegally dismissing drug-related cases.
Just when she thinks she may have a handle on the cases, Mary's boyfriend, Carlos, becomes entangled in a legal charge, which could threaten his livelihood. During this time, the relationship between Carlos and Mary undergoes scrutiny by their parents.
Mary is presented as a sturdy and clever attorney who weathers battles that might undo those less capable. She is a delightful character who appears to be human and intelligent. The three plots are interesting and well-developed. All in all, the book is a fun and easy read.