By Marianne Wesson
Boulder lawyer Lucinda Hayes pulls the ugly web page from the fax laptop, now not suspecting it's going to draw her into the repugnant realm of pornographic movie and pit her opposed to the giants of the mainstream movie undefined. Her reluctant contract to symbolize Peggy Grayling, mom of a slain baby, calls for her to arrive out to her legislations companion Tory Meadows and personal investigator Linc Tolkien, yet issues her long-distance love affair with big apple legal professional Sam Holt. because the case unfolds Cinda needs to name upon all her criminal expertise and argue for a brand new realizing of the legislation of unfastened speech; it additionally forces her to revisit her earlier and face its ghosts. equivalent elements court docket drama, highbrow trip, and personality research, Chilling influence is Marianne Wesson?’s such a lot provocative Lucinda Hayes secret thus far.
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Then could you—” I started to write the case number Peggy Grayling had given on the pad of paper I held, but she put up her hand. “I can’t order the file back on your say-so, Miss Hayes,” she said. “And even if I did, I couldn’t give you an original exhibit. ” I thought of the neat memo I was carrying in my briefcase, product of several nights at the law library back in Boulder. “My client told me she was prevented from making a copy here on the premises by someone who told her the copyright laws would be violated.
He shook his head ruefully and massaged his forearm. “I never met a guy who had less luck understanding women than I do. Okay, how about the Old Town Ale House? ” He pulled out a pen and scribbled on the back of the business card I had given him. “It’s not too far from where you’re staying.
She stopped then, and sat down on a large boulder, plucked a sheaf of fountain grass from a patch of the stuff growing by her foot. “I guess you could say I was a gifted impersonator, but that’s not the way it seemed at the time. I didn’t realize until I was gone, in Chicago with Rose, how exiled I’d felt in Dallas. ” “This is amazing,” I said, hunkering down across the trail on a slight rise in the ground. “This is exactly how I feel about the place. Like I can’t breathe when I’m there. ” “I believe there are a lot of us, actually.