The Key to Justice

Author: Dennis L. Carstens
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ISBN: 9781481130868
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A serial killer is on the loose in Minneapolis and the head of the investigation, Minneapolis police Lt. Jake Waschke, is feeling the pressure to find him. To make matters worse, the killer strikes again, this time across the river in St. Paul, and his victim is the daughter of a prominent politician. Just when the investigation seems to be going nowhere, the police catch a break when the killer strikes yet again, except this time there is a witness who gets the police, including Jake Waschke chasing the killer through the streets of Minneapolis. During the chase Jake gets a good look at him and realizes his problems are only beginning when he recognizes the man and realizes he must do whatever is necessary to protect him. A patsy is found and an arrest is made. The patsy's fate is placed in the hands of criminal defense lawyer, Marc Kadella, when the brother of the accused turns out to be a former client of Marc's. The case has heat and publicity far beyond anything Marc has ever dealt with and he tries to beg off. He knows he is over his head with a case of this magnitude and also realizes it could destroy his practice and drive him into bankruptcy. The brother convinces Marc to take the case playing on their past relationship, guaranteeing payment of his fees and Marc's own belief that the man is innocent. As the case progresses, Marc, aided in the investigation by a stunningly beautiful private investigator, becomes more and more convinced his client is being framed. But, unless he can uncover who is framing him and, more importantly, why, an innocent man is going to take a very serious fall, Marc will be helpless to prevent it. The Key to Justice is a work of fiction that the author undertook to give a more realistic view of the practice of law and what a lawyer goes through than is usually found in most legal thrillers. It is not an easy way to make a living but it can be very rewarding though not always easy on the soul and the lawyer's private life. Whether the lawyer practices on his or her own, in a small firm or, maybe especially, a large firm to which you almost become enslaved, though well compensated, it can be a demanding, all-consuming, pressure-filled way to make a living.

Media Justice

Author: Dennis L. Carstens
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781505475609
Format: PDF
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AN ABSOLUTE MUST READ FOR ANYONE WHO HAS EVER FOLLOWED A NOTORIOUS, HIGHLY PUBLICIZED TRIAL THROUGH THE NEWS MEDIA A young, single mother, a widow, meets a nice young man and begins dating him. Just when she starts to believe she may have found a father for her two year old daughter, the boyfriend and her child disappear in the middle of the night. Frantically she searches for him, terrified of telling her mother the little girl is missing. The police are brought in and when it becomes obvious to them that the boyfriend, who has not been seen by any of the girl's friends, family or coworkers, is a lie, they begin to suspect her. Eventually, the child's remains are found in the Mississippi, all that is left is a skeleton. The investigation turns on the young mother and she is charged with murdering her own daughter. The media is electrified. Coast to coast she is vilified and convicted in the court of public opinion. She becomes one of the most hated people in America. Marc Kadella and the beautiful Madeline Rivers, convinced of her innocence, take the young woman's case and fight for her against the heavy hand of the government. All the while, the mysterious boyfriend is lurking around the fringe of the case watching with amusement as his macabre plan unfolds. The third Marc Kadella legal mystery, courtroom drama

Personal Justice

Author: Dennis L Carstens
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530975891
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A woman Marc Kadella has known since junior high school has returned to the Twin Cities after a twenty-year absence. Unknown to Marc she has left a trail of dead husbands and destroyed families in her wake. Wealthy, successful families that she has left almost impoverished while using her charms on the older husbands to inherit everything upon their deaths. Her most recent conquest was the founder of a well-known, successful, St. Paul based grocery store chain, Sutherland's. The book starts out with the funeral of the husband and Mackenzie, Marc's high school friend, reminiscing about her prior dead husbands. Like her three previous dead husbands, William Sutherland has died from a sudden, massive heart attack. At the reading of the Will, his three grown, mostly useless, children find out they have been all but disinherited, just like the others. Only this time the family has a good friend who is a St Paul detective who will eventually dig up, literally, enough evidence to have her indicted. Marc Kadella meets up with Mackenzie at a high school reunion. After confessing the fact that they each had a crush on the other while in school together, feelings they never acted on, they begin a personal relationship. When she is indicted for William Sutherland's death, Marc will take her case and defend her.

Certain Justice

Author: Dennis Carstens
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781516811595
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A former client of Marc Kadella has returned. Along with three other men Marc's client was released from prison after it came to light that a doctored DNA test was used to convict them. One of them is wreaking grisly retribution upon the judges and lawyers who used this evidence to convict and send him to prison. Marc's client, a sadistic sociopath well known to the police, including Marc's P.I. friend Tony Carvelli, converted to Catholicism and claims to be a changed man. Tony and the cops don't buy it and he becomes suspect number one and is eventually arrested and charged with multiple murders. To make matters worse, Marc's old nemesis Craig Slocum the county attorney, is manipulating evidence to get a conviction and even his score with Marc, the man Slocum believes has cost him the governor's job.

Delayed Justice

Author: Dennis L. Carstens
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541002760
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A reader's review from The Key To Justice BEST LEGAL SERIES EVER By William Hugh Williams on October 17, 2016 Marc Kadella has the most personal case of his life. In fact, it is too personal and he probably should not be handling it. His best friend and favorite private investigator has gotten herself in a serious jam. Maddy Rivers, has a new beau. His name is Robert Judd and he is an investment analyst in the bond department of a small, local securities management firm. Its name is CAR Securities Management and the five men running the firm have a secret. They are able to consistently obtain better than normal returns for their customers and a co-worker of Rob Judd turns up dead after questioning his boss about it. Robb's curiosity is piqued because the co-worker has shared his concerns with him. After the man's death Rob investigates and finds some very disturbing occurrences in the bond department. The firm is holding illegal securities for their customers, the same type that caused the financial industry meltdown of '07 and '08. He goes to the same boss with his evidence and shortly thereafter, Maddy Rivers is framed for Rob's murder. The suspects are numerous including an embittered ex-cop, a Mexican drug cartel and a professional hitman hired by CAR Securities. And on top of that Rob Judd has a secret past himself which has the local U.S. Attorney and FBI investigating CAR Securities and keeping evidence from Marc that could exonerate Maddy. Once again, Carstens has come up with a story with many twists and turns and a murder mystery / legal drama that will keep you guessing, engrossed and anxious to find out how it all ends.

Political Justice

Author: Dennis L. Carstens
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548270247
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A politically ambitious couple will stop at nothing to obtain the presidency. He is a popular governor of a western state. A philanderer, but charming, good-looking, charismatic, a dream candidate. Thomas Jefferson Carver is a capable administrator and attracts sycophants like moths to a flame. People willing to sacrifice themselves and anyone who opposes him. Darla Bunton Carver is the political brains behind their rise to power. Amoral and single-minded to the point of obsession it is her ambition to succeed her husband to become the first woman president of the United States. And nothing will stand in her way to achieve it. Including her husband's numerous affairs, money scandals, homicide cover-ups, murder and even treason. Whatever is necessary. Their true goal? Power and wealth for themselves.

American Parable Ashes and Embers

Author: Christian Sterling
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781548595005
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In the first novel of the American Parable series, Christian Sterling has cultivated a work of unparalleled excitement, tension, and storytelling. Ashes and Embers takes us to a world of warfare, calamity, humor, and romance in a way you have never read before. The time marks a new era of American democracy, and gangs hold as much power as the politicians and police. In spite of a corrupt establishment, these criminal organizations thrive as leaders of their communities. Tensions begin to stir in the Southern and Midwest United States, igniting a bloodied frenzy fueled by racial hatred and struggles for power. The country's three largest gangs, The Revelators, DC-2, and The Young Guns strive for dominance, vengeance, and peace amid romantic entanglements and personal journeys for moral enlightenment. The leaders of these gangs walk the line of rising above all they oppose without becoming everything they stand against. Enemies make themselves present, others hide in the shadows, and some appear as friends in this story of gangs led by veterans, technical geniuses, and ascending sons.Passion, tragedy, and heartache cascade through this tale of endless enthrallment from its first pages to its last, for every type of literary exhilaration is found within American Parable: Ashes and Embers.

Crime of Passion

Author: Richard S. Prather
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479418226
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A classic entry in the Shell Scott series! This was a warm Sunday afternoon; Sheldon Scott, Investigations—my downtown L.A. office—was closed, and I was invited to a party. A Hawaiian party at that: luau, roast pig, the works. From behind the house somewhere I heard a happy squeal. A happy feminine squeal. Sounded like a good wild party. There was a lot of hellish yelling and whooping. At the top of six cement steps I found a buzzer on the right of the massive door, poked it as chimes went off to the tune of How Dry I Am.

Savannah Law

Author: William Eleazer
Publisher: Elex Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9780982474761
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Welcome to Savannah College of Law, located in America's most beautiful city!Jennifer Stone graduates from Savannah College of Art and Design and in an unusual career change, enrolls in Savannah College of Law (¿Savannah Law¿). Scott Marino, a senior, and prosecution clinic intern assigned to the DA¿s office, meets Jennifer during orientation and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Also finding an interest in Jennifer is an ambitious, young professor, Denis Nolan, who is campaigning hard to succeed the retiring dean. He weaves himself into Jennifer¿s life by selecting her as his teaching assistant. Nolan is the son of one of the school¿s founders, and uses his influence with the Board of Trustees to have Jennifer appointed as a student representative on the dean search committee. Scott has his own personal reasons for distrusting Nolan. He tries to alert Jennifer, but she quickly dismisses his warnings.When Max Gordon, one of the nation¿s most successful trial attorneys comes to town for a high profile criminal trial, the lives of Scott, Denis, and Max¿and eventually Jennifer¿ become intertwined in a whirlwind of drama, both inside and outside the courtroom. The trial becomes a media frenzy, and the suspense and intrigue of the trial and its aftermath build to a surprising climax that changes the lives of all involved forever.

The Strangler

Author: William Landay
Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
ISBN: 034553946X
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In 1963 Boston, with a killer known as the Boston Strangler stalking the city, the three Daley brothers--Joe, a cop; Michael, a prosecutor; and Ricky, a master thief--track down a criminal with ties to their family's own lethal secrets.