At the Hand of her Father

The Sydney Legal Series

Book 2
LCT Productions Pty Limited
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Blake Harton Junior has it all…

 

With good looks, brains and charm, at just thirty-three he’s a partner in his grandfather’s prestigious law firm with an enviable success rate for winning even the most challenging criminal law cases. Then he agrees to represent Ian Johnson, a man accused of murdering his child.

 

Natalie Johnson is the mother of the little girl who was murdered by her father. A bitter custody battle has tipped her ex-husband over the edge. Overwrought with the knowledge she couldn’t keep her baby safe, Natalie takes comfort in the criminal charges laid against her ex. The police assure her he’ll be put away for life. It’s small recompense for the loss of her daughter, but it’s something…

 

Then she discovers her ex is being represented by none other than Blake Harton Junior and her world is turned upside down once again. Harton has a reputation for being a ruthless lawyer who will stop at nothing to win and he has the success record to prove it.

 

When Natalie comes face to face with Blake Harton Junior, she’s taken aback by his good humor and charm, not to mention his looks. If they’d met under different circumstances, she might even find him attractive… But there’s no hiding the fact he’s representing her murderous husband and the charismatic lawyer intends to do everything in his power to set her ex free…

 

How can she fall for a man who thinks it’s acceptable for a child murderer to go unpunished?

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About the author

 Chris Taylor grew up on a farm in north-west New South Wales, Australia. She always had a thirst for stories and recalls writing her first book at the ripe old age of eight. Always a lover of romance and happily-ever-afters, a career in criminal law sparked her interest in intrigue and suspense. For Chris to be able to combine romance with suspense in her books is a dream come true.Chris is married to Linden and is the mother of five children. If not behind her computer, you can find her doing the school run, taxiing children to swimming lessons, football, ballet and cricket. In her spare time, Chris loves to read her favorite authors who include Richard North Patterson, Sandra Brown, Kathleen E Woodiwiss and Jude Devereaux.

 

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Publisher
LCT Productions Pty Limited
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Published on
Jun 25, 2017
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Pages
350
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ISBN
9781925119473
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Legal
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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 Ben Fitzgerald knows all about battling demons. He was an alcoholic at the age of seventeen…

Through sheer hard work and determination, he’s managed to put his past behind him and is now a successful lawyer at Sydney Legal. The law firm has an enviable reputation and Ben prides himself for being willing to fight for people the world has given up on. When he discovers nursing students are graduating from Richmond University without the ability to properly read English, he doesn’t think twice about taking action, despite the enormity of the claim.

When Ben runs into an old flame who is now employed at his law firm, his world is turned on its end. Ben hasn’t seen Abby Brown since they were teenagers. She’s one of the few people who know about his past. They were young lovers with a dependence upon drugs and alcohol, living on the streets.

Concerned she might reveal his secret and struggling with an attraction to Abby he doesn’t seem able to control, Ben is determined to avoid her at all costs. He’s worked hard to secure his comfortable position at Sydney Legal. He refuses to allow anyone to jeopardize it.

In an effort to distract himself, Ben files a lawsuit against Richmond University. As far as he’s concerned, the college bigwigs are failing in their duty of care – to their nursing students who have paid handsomely for the privilege of their degree and to the patients who will ultimately receive their attention. An error made while reading a medication chart could prove fatal – in fact, it already has.

Then Ben discovers Abby’s brother is the head of the nursing department at Richmond University. Jeff Brown is directly in the path of Ben’s missile. Will he listen to Abby’s pleas for mercy on behalf of her brother, or will Ben do what he must and destroy the man’s career?

Will Abby ever forgive him if he does? Will he forgive himself if he doesn’t…? 

 Hell hath no fury…

 

Chinese-born Australian lawyer, Sally-Ann Li spent her childhood defending herself from false accusations based largely upon her race. Now an adult with a successful career in the highly reputable Sydney Legal law firm, she’s relieved to have put the trauma of her youth behind her.

 

Detective Constable James Shepherd loves his job and he’s good at it. He prides himself on playing fair, but he also likes to win. He has an enviable success record among the members of the City of Sydney homicide team and he wants to keep it that way. When a man is discovered brutally murdered in a dark city alley, James relishes the challenge of finding the person responsible and taking another bad guy off the streets.

 

Sally-Ann is shocked and aghast to discover her ex-brother-in-law has been murdered. She’s even more shocked when she realizes she is one of the prime suspects. When the good-looking detective questions her about the murder, she’s at once thrown back to the nightmare of her childhood. Underneath her veneer of confidence still lies the scared little girl who was repeatedly forced to bear the brunt of unjust accusations and the detective’s visit brings all of her insecurities to the fore.

 

Despite this, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the handsome detective and can’t help but wish they’d met in different circumstances, but the truth is, he’s determined to put her away for murder and she’s just as determined to prove her innocence…

 

 

 Isobel Donnelly has a perfect life. Married to a renowned orthopedic surgeon, she also has a successful and satisfying career as a pediatric nurse at the prestigious Sydney Harbour Hospital. Life couldn’t get any better.

But then her babies arrive and the husband she adores turns into a cold and angry stranger. Her perfect world is shattered the first night he hits her.

Now, she’s trapped in a violent marriage with nowhere to turn. Her husband has threatened to kill her and the kids if she ever dares to leave. In public, they’re the perfect couple, but inside, she’s slowly dying… 

Mason Alexander has relocated to the city to take up his dream job as a pediatric doctor at the prestigious Sydney Harbour Hospital. Recovering from a failed marriage, he’s determined to put the change of scene to good use. The distractions and demands of his new job are just what he needs to get his life back on track.

Then he runs into Isobel Donnelly and his world is once again turned upside down. He’s loved her since they were children. She’s the reason his marriage failed. But Isobel’s still married to his nemesis: the incomparable Nigel Donnelly. From all accounts, the two of them are still blissfully in love.

Vowing to steer clear of the woman who’s haunted his dreams for far too many years, Mason does his best to avoid her, but Isobel continues to seek him out and he can’t help but notice her assurances about her happy marriage appear a little forced.

When she arrives at work with a blackened eye, he’s immediately suspicious: There’s no way she fell over toys left in the way. The thought that Nigel might be abusing her is abhorrent, but the signs are there for all to see. 

Will Mason be able to convince her to leave her husband…or will they both die trying?


USA Today bestselling author Chris Taylor's latest book in the hugely popular Munro Family Series doesn't disappoint...

 Everything comes at a price…

When Australian Federal Agent Brandon Munro accepts a job transfer in a High Tech Operations Unit, he’s hoping for a fresh start.  What he gets is an unexpected blast from the past.  Four years earlier, walking out on his wife without explanation was his only option, but now there’s nowhere left to hide. She’s a senior agent in his new unit; it’s only a matter of time before he’ll be forced to face the truth.

Highly respected Federal Agent Alexandra Cavanaugh has worked hard to forget the man she once loved and is now hell-bent on putting online child predators behind bars. Her team of specialized officers is in pursuit of an international pedophile ring.

When Brandon transfers to her unit, Alex’s life is once again thrown into turmoil. Hiding a secret from their past, she’s determined to ignore the feelings Brandon evokes inside her while focusing only on the case. Pitted together in a race against time, Alex and Brandon are forced to confront their past.

As the pressure mounts, Brandon struggles to deal with his guilt and reconnect with the woman he still loves. Alex is terrified that Brandon will discover her secret. As they grow closer, will Alex's deception destroy everything they've rebuilt? 

 If you love Sandra Brown, Tami Hoag, J.D. Robb, Liliana Hart and Karen Rose, you’ll love USA Today Bestselling author Chris Taylor’s Munro Family series. Start reading it today and get hooked on a new series.

 


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