Attorney Shay Wilson has worked her way from a single wide trailer to UNLV where she graduated top of class, taking a job at the top trust and estates firm in town. One day, she will open her own firm, one proudly displaying her name.
But her dreams aren’t forthcoming. New clients are taken by the law firms female managing partner, her rent has increased and her pride prevents her from asking her surrogate father for money. Uncompromising, she returns to bartending a few nights a week at the hottest club in town, new clients follow, as do designer clothes and a luxury apartment on the strip.
Yet as her success increases, so does the number of lawyers dying in roadway accidents. Stolen goods, money laundering and human trafficking are no longer jokes said at law school, but real activities. Falling in love with a detective who believes she may be a suspect, and avoiding a clothing executive convinced she is fencing his stolen products, she must keep her job, prove her innocence and learn the truth before she becomes one more dead attorney.
Before she began writing novels, Sarah Gerdes established herself as an internationally recognized expert in the areas of business management and consulting. Her novels are published in over 100 countries, and translated by publishers in three languages. Above Ground is her 22nd title. She lives with her family in Northern Idaho among a menagerie of farm animals.