**The Instant NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller**
New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder returns with an explosive new thriller about a female judge and the one personal misstep that could lead to her—and her family's—downfall.
It was nothing more than a one-night stand. Juliana Brody, a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts, is rumored to be in consideration for the federal circuit, maybe someday the highest court in the land. At a conference in a Chicago hotel, she meets a gentle, vulnerable man and has an unforgettable night with him—something she’d never done before. They part with an explicit understanding that this must never happen again.
But back home in Boston, Juliana realizes that this was no random encounter. The man from Chicago proves to have an integral role in a case she's presiding over--a sex-discrimination case that's received national attention. Juliana discovers that she's been entrapped, her night of infidelity captured on video. Strings are being pulled in high places, a terrifying unfolding conspiracy that will turn her life upside down. But soon it becomes clear that personal humiliation, even the possible destruction of her career, are the least of her concerns, as her own life and the lives of her family are put in mortal jeopardy.
In the end, turning the tables on her adversaries will require her to be as ruthless as they are.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Espionage master Joseph Finder returns with a breathless thriller that’s startlingly relevant to the current national mood. Esteemed Massachusetts judge Juliana Brody—expected to be named to the Supreme Court someday—has an impulsive fling with a handsome stranger during a business trip. She soon discovers that her hookup is a key figure in a sex discrimination case on her docket and that a vicious Russian oligarch has video evidence of their adulterous night together. Actress January LaVoy skillfully navigates Juliana’s fluctuating emotions as a momentary indiscretion draws her into a dangerous web of blackmail, violence, and international crime.
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She’s an accomplished educated Judge....riiight.....