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Monroe T. Lovett Legal Thriller series, Book 3

The murder of a young woman, Tamra Martin, results in the arrest of J C Miller, a friend of the family and a disabled Army vet. Miller claims he was in a casino in another part of the state at the time of Tamra's murder. When no one believes him, and with his life on the line, Miller calls the only attorney he believes can help him - Monroe T. Lovett.

Monroe's reply shakes Miller to his core. He can’t believe it when the answer is, "No."

Working in the background is someone more than willing to spoil Miller's hope for freedom as he sets his eyes on going after Monroe. Félix Roche told Monroe the two would meet again, and now he is beginning to make good on his promise. But this time, their meeting is not in a courtroom or an out of the way cabin.

What Miller doesn't know is that Monroe has his own problems. Monroe has decided to take his law practice in a new direction. But this is where things get a little tricky. His new direction is not working out as he had planned. He's not making any money, and the financial pressure is reaching a boiling point between him and Debbie.

There is only one person who can solve Monroe's problems, but he is unwilling to speak with this person. Things only get worse until he is forced to have the conversation he's been avoiding.

At the heart of Monroe's problem, he blames God for not giving him the life he thinks he deserves. And everything comes to a head after an ill-timed run-in with District Attorney Breaux and ADA Adrienne Scott in the courthouse.

Following this unpleasant encounter, Monroe comes face-to-face with Miller at the courthouse. The encounter is awkward and brief, but sends Monroe into a sudden tailspin, causing him to race out of the courthouse and out of town in his Camaro, driving like a man with a death wish.

This is when things change.

Life takes a renewed journey for Monroe when he faces his true enemy -- himself. With some honest words from a stranger, Monroe gains a new outlook on life and agrees to take on J C Miller's appeal.

Monroe believes everything is headed in the right direction again, but then life kicks him in the gut. His brother, Teddy, shows up out of the blue, and it's not a happy reunion. Teddy has his own life problems, and Monroe does not want his brother anywhere near him or Debbie. But events will take place causing Monroe to think Teddy played a role in sabotaging his case.

Teddy ends up on the run, having escaped from jail. Monroe believes one person had a hand in aiding his brother, and that man shows up for a face-to-face. Roche comes to see Monroe one evening in his office. Threats are made.

When all seems lost, Monroe plays a hunch and decides to try one last attempt to discover who murdered Tamra Martin. If he's wrong, it might mean Miller is guilty of the crime, or that the perfect frame job was conceived, leaving Miller to face death.

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Monroe T. Lovett Legal Thriller Series, Book 2

One man is found hanging from a tree. Another is passed out in the truck that holds the rope.

In this second big case for Defense Attorney Monroe T. Lovett, not everything is what it seems on the surface. Lies and conspiracy fueled by a radical social zealot, a media looking for anything to fuel the fire and help convict the defendant, and hate groups marching and chanting in the streets make things almost impossible for Monroe to find the truth. Even those closest to him question the innocence of his client, Ricky Magee.

Monroe will have to weave through racial tension mixed with murder and cover up all in the small Southern town as he defends his client, Ricky Magee, found at the crime scene in what appears to be an open and shut case against him. The evidence seems rock-solid. The victim is Demonte Williams, a young African-American man and supposed friend of Magee's. Groggy and claiming to have no memory of how he got there, Magee, who appears to have been in a fight, maintains his innocence, despite the vast amount of evidence to the contrary.

Nerves are on edge with the arrival of a national civil rights leader, Rev. Charles Louis, who brings his personal brand of justice with him. He takes the Williams family under his arms as he calls for support and protests. Reverend Louis wants Magee prosecuted as a racist and local prosecutor Robert Breaux agrees, adding on a hate-crime charge.

Answering the Reverend's call, Peregrine's town square becomes the landing spot for the KKK, Black Panthers and other racial activists, fanatics. Not to be outdone, the national media enters the chaos, adding fuel to the fire. Why is there such a strong reaction to a small-town murder? A local farmer finds Demonte Williams hanging from a tree with a rope around his neck, and the other end of the rope tied to the bumper of Ricky Magee's pickup truck.

Race quickly becomes the number one motive for Williams’ death. However, as Monroe studies the evidence, he soon realizes something's not right, and getting to the truth will require risk, significant risk.

This case causes tension between almost everyone involved. Debbie, Monroe's wife, questions him taking the case. Even Monroe's investigator, retired New Orleans Police Detective Edward (Herm) Hermann, questions Magee's innocence. Across the aisle, the prosecution is butting heads with each other and with Reverend Louis. Not to be left out, Judge Harper, an African-American, is caught in the middle as he engages in an intense argument with Louis.

Needing this conviction, Reverend Louis paints a target on Monroe, trying to stop him by whatever means necessary. He needs Magee convicted of this crime.

A new face joins the prosecution. District Attorney Breaux has added a new assistant district attorney to his staff, Adrienne Scott. She's a headstrong ambitious young lawyer who will do whatever it takes to reach her goal, especially if it means crushing Monroe Lovett. She sees Reverend Louis as vital to helping her achieve her success, and blurring the lines comes easy for her.

All hope seems lost for Magee as a mostly African American jury, and an African Americ judge tries him. He is ready to face his fate; however, the only thing keeping him going is Monroe's assurance of uncovering the truth. That moment of hope comes when someone offers a piece of evidence that can prove Magee's innocence. There's only one problem; the evidence is somewhere, hidden in the notes and photographs of a conspiracy theorist, requiring Monroe, Debbie, and Herm to sift through them searching for the answers before time runs out in the trial to save Magee from a death sentence.

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Monroe T. Lovett Legal Thriller Series, Book 1

Monroe Lovett and his wife Debbie have moved to Peregrine, Mississippi for a new lease on life. Monroe began his career as an attorney and then after a few years went into the ministry as a pastor. Now, after several years, he’s felt the urge to return to practicing law. Upon the advice of an old friend he and Debbie made a move to the small southern town.

There’s only one problem; no one seems to know Monroe has set up his practice. He hasn’t had a single client. His only wish is for that first one.

In walks Ashley Butler, his first client. Monroe is glad to see her, just to have a someone in need of his service. Little does he realize she will be the catalyst to more than he bargained for. Her case, involving the murder of her husband’s girlfriend, opens a dark closest of Butler family secrets.

To make matters worse, not only will Monroe have to face the arrogant Robert Breaux, Lane County’s District Attorney, but other forces are working to derail Monroe’s case. Luckily, for him, a godsend in the person of Herm Edwards, a retired New Orleans detective and a native of Peregrine, enters his life at the best possible time.

Ashley Butler’s problems started when adultery and accusations led to a single rash act that ended in murder. In a matter of seconds, an argument climaxed with Julie, Marcus Butler Jr.'s mistress, dead.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Department receives a tip of hearing the sound of gunshots coming from inside the Butler home. Minutes later, deputies arrived to find Julie's body lying on the bedroom floor. The ill-tempered Detective Carson investigates the crime scene and upon leaving gets a tip that Ashley is the killer. The detective gets an arrest warrant and puts out an all-points bulletin for the arrest of Ashley Butler.

Ashley hears from a friend that deputies are looking for her. Knowing her husband’s family, she seeks the help of the only person she believes she can trust, Lane County's newest defense attorney, Monroe T. Lovett. Knowing that her husband’s father, Marcus Sr., holds power over most of Lane County, she's not even sure Monroe can help her. But he's her only hope.

Speaking with Monroe in his office, Ashley explains that she is about to be arrested for murdering her husband's girlfriend. After she tells him of her predicament, and with only a few details, Monroe, in desperate need of a client, agrees to take her case. Soon, he learns Ashley isn't just any client, and he will have to fight to save her life.

Monroe will soon discover that Robert Breaux, the self-serving, egotistical district attorney, is interested in one thing—winning. Justice is not Breaux's goal. He knows that convictions translate into votes and attaining political clout.

Monroe hires Herm, although he is unsure where Herm’s loyalties lie since he is from Peregrine. Trust issues between them and with the local legal system intensify as Monroe becomes suspicious of a possible corrupt sheriff's department possibly trying to thwart his case.

As his defense begins to unravel quickly, Monroe is forced to take another approach to prove Ashley's innocence. This new approach lands him right in the middle of the Butler family secret, a secret that even Ashley does not know exists. No one in Lane County knows the truth the Butlers have been hiding for years, and Monroe is about to rip the door of the closet. Marcus Butler Sr., the family patriarch, will do whatever he must to keep Monroe from doing just that.

To do that and avoid community humiliation, Marcus Butler Sr. forms some new alliances to ensure his secrets remains buried. These new alliances include a man named Félix Roche, and Mr. Roche is a man with more than one agenda.

Only the truth can free Ashley, but finding the truth will mean revealing her past, a past she would just as soon forget. However, Monroe encourages her, telling her this is the only avenue to freedom. His plan? Go after the patriarch, Marcus Butler Sr., and expose the man and his secret. It is the only way Butler's justice will prevail.

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What if the most upright person stumbles? Oh, and what if that person is a decorated war hero and the President of the United States? And, in the process of attempting to conceal his marital mistake, finds himself accused of treason and murder?

Josh Davis suffers a devastating tragedy while home on military leave. Trusting God for strength, he triumphs, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor. But heroism comes with consequences.

Years later, a conservative group asks Josh to run for the Oval Office. To his surprise, to get there, he must campaign against his father-in-law, a former one-term President. Their political, and personal, embattlement ends with a surprising twist of fate.

Discover what happens when Josh finds himself in the highest office in the nation. Early success leads him to seek Middle-East peace. As his pride increases, it devours his faith, and he succumbs to temptation. Observe as he attempts to cover up his sin. Witness his wife as she watches her husband's downward spiral and possible guilt. Walk with Josh, as he struggles with his inner conflict of trusting God. Is it too late to save his marriage and his presidency? As certain his guilt during his impeachment for treason and the murder of six Navy SEALs. Experience the twists and turns of a life seemingly out of control.