The Girl Who Wore A Hockey Helmet: A Star Gwiazda Public Defender legal thriller (Paperback)

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"In this winning legal thriller from Charns (author of the series), public defender "Star" Katazyna Gwiazda in Randleman County, NC, faces a world of troubles, the biggest of which is her arrest for allegedly murdering a local judge. Unfortunately, Star has good reason to dislike the judge and was in the middle of defending a difficult client in his court. She also is trying to navigate through personal problems while continuing to defend low-level miscreants. As her own case proceeds, she finds corruption among tight connections in the small town and her only hope may be her collection of offbeat friends and colleagues.

"The real joy of this book is Charns' collection of eccentric characters, who lend engaging color but always remain believable. The author is, himself, a criminal defense attorney, and has a keen eye and ear for the small southern town milieu . . . The courtroom scenes are lively and believable, and the deft cross-examination scenes keep the pages turning. ... Charns keeps everything moving briskly to a satisfying ending.

"Star is a delightful character, an engaging mix of bravado and self-doubt, prescribed with lithium for manic-depression-a sleuth with realistically depicted mental health challenges is refreshing. Star is honest with herself and the reader about her condition and neither glorifies nor dramatizes it-describing the side effects that sometimes are worse than the diagnosis. She's also upfront about her awkward love life, which lends a welcome note of pathos to the courtroom shenanigans, and readers are left hoping to meet this imperfect but lovable lawyer in a future adventure."
Publishers Weekly Booklife Review.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798357784193
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: October 14th, 2022
Pages: 188
Language: English