The Mentor

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9780786004881: The Mentor

Savvy LA attorney Lauren Kingsley has just been handed the opportunity of a lifetime--to prosecute a militia terrorist responsible for the devastating bombing of an IRS building. This case is Lauren's chance to prove to her longtime friend and mentor, Judge Wilson Caufeld, that she's got what it takes to succeed in the high-stakes world of the judicial system. But when Caufeld is found shot to death, Lauren is suddenly in over her head--trapped in a maze of conspiracy, corruption, and secrets leading right up to the U.S. Supreme Court. Ads in "USA Today". .

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This book was inspired by my husband's mentor. He was the first black judge appointed west of the Mississippi.  He was a wonderful man - kind, intelligent and loyal to those he cared about. This judge lived long enough to see my husband become a judge himself.  Their special relationship made me wonder if it could survive a betrayal - not once, but twice. Judge Williams, who Judge Caufeld is based on, used to bring the hard copies of this book to parties and sign where his 'fictional' name appeared. It was great fun to write the story but even more fun to see how delighted he was to be immortalized in the pages. We all miss him to this day.

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Judge Wilson Caufeld has spent his life as mentor, friend and father to two of the most promising young lawyers in Los Angeles?Allan Lassiter, the smooth-talking and seasoned partner in a top-notch firm, and Lauren Kingsley, the beautiful novice in the U.S. attorney's office. Things begin to unravel for this makeshift family when Caufeld is nominated to the Supreme Court and simultaneously is assigned to the highly publicized case of militia men charged with bombing a federal building. Politics and money come into play in a bizarre and wildly unpredictable chain of events that lead to Caufeld's murder. Lauren senses something sinister as does her new lover, FBI agent Eli Warner, and together they buck powerful enemies to try to find Caufeld's killer. This page-turner will keep readers in the dark until the surprising and frightening conclusion. Forster (Character Witness), who has shown an impressive ability to interweave plot, evocative narration and character to create highly entertaining mysteries, succeeds again.
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