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Title: Spider Games
Series: A Conspiracy of Betrayal #1
Author: K. J. McGillick
Publication Date: 26th January 2020
Estimated Page Count – 296
WOW!! What an enthralling crime thriller this proved to be – a real page turner and the start to a brilliant new series, too.
Kate O’Brien is an attorney, she usually handles to family cases for the firm she’s a partner in, whilst Bill Brown, the other partner, deals with defending clients in criminal cases. Lately, however, Bill has been passing some of his cases over to Kate, and this latest is one she wants nothing to do with – a murder case. However, she is coerced into doing the initial court work, helped by Norma, their paralegal secretary. Little do the two know just what they’re getting involved in but this is a fast paced rollercoaster legal thriller with enough twists and turns to throw you into a loop.
The story has all the usual US agency acronyms represented, potential conspirators from around the world and surprise revelations galore. I really enjoyed the way Norma proves to be so much more than initially expected and how her relationship with Kate develops through the story (no, not that sort of relationship, their working relationship). Add in Harry/Jaxom and you’ve a formidable trio! This is another superb read by this fantastic author. I’ve loved every book I’ve read by her and this is no exception, they are always packed with mystery and suspense, stories where you think you know what will happen next only for the plot to take an unexpected twist that makes you rethink everything. It is a fascinating read, with great characters, an intriguing plot and a fantastic start to the new series.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and eagerly anticipated reading it. I definitely wasn’t disappointed. I can’t recommend this highly enough and eagerly await the opportunity to read future books in this fascinating series – or anything else this talented lady writes.
A Web of Deception.
Kate O’Brien is pure dedication. This feisty, no nonsense attorney works herself to the bone every day, tirelessly building her reputation and career. She is a legal star. That is until her law partner, Bill Brown, a criminal defense attorney, achieves a degree of notoriety which attracts the interest of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
When the unimaginable happens, Bill is arrested and charged with multiple counts of drug trafficking and money laundering. As a new client’s case demands attention, Kate must step up to defend a woman accused of murder. Who is this high-priced escort the police believe killed her wealthy benefactor in an alcohol-fueled rage? Nothing is what it seems.
What Kate uncovers is her client and Bill are criminal conspirators playing a game where there are no rules. As she digs deeper, Kate is blind sighted by what she discovers. Bill has implicated her in his crimes and sets a plan in motion making her a target of retribution. All she can do is wait. Tick Tock.
A fast-paced legal thriller that keeps you guessing until the end. Suspenseful crime fiction with twists and turns throughout this masterfully plotted novel keeps you on the edge of your seat. It may be read as a standalone and serves as the first book in the series, A Conspiracy of Betrayal.
About K. J. McGillick
K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right?
As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing.
Follow K. J. McGillick
Website – http://www.kjmcgillick.com/