The Common Pleas Lawyer: A Casey Cort Prequel

Penner Media Group, LLC
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Two rich families. One poor student. Who will win? 


It’s spring in Cleveland, Ohio, but Casey Cort isn’t going to let rain and gray skies get her down. The last year of law school is a magical time. At any moment her long-time boyfriend, Tom Brody, is going to pop the question. She’s ready to finish a successful year as a senior editor on the law review, and her dream job at Morrell Gates is right around the corner. The bar exam is her last hurdle, and she’s more than ready to jump it. 


Or so she thinks. 


When Casey reports an honor code violation to the dean of the law school, her perfect future comes crashing down around her as friends and fellow students fail to come to her rescue. 


In this installment of the Casey Cort Series, Aime Austin—a former trial lawyer in Cleveland—weaves a tale that blends the best of today’s top legal thrillers with the heart and soul of women’s fiction, in a story ripped from real-world headlines. 





redemption series, bar exam, women lawyers, political thriller, legal thriller series, corrupted coming of age fiction

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About the author

Aime Austin is the author of the Casey Cort Crime Fiction Series. Casey is almost always in trouble. Aime’s full time job? Rescuing her. Good thing Aime’s got experience. She practiced family and criminal law in Cleveland, Ohio for several years—so she has the skills for the job.

When Aime isn’t rescuing Casey from herself, she’s raising her son or traveling between Budapest and Los Angeles.
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Publisher
Penner Media Group, LLC
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Published on
Sep 20, 2016
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Pages
156
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ISBN
9781944179373
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Legal
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Thrillers / Legal
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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