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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Media Justice

Author: Dennis L. Carstens
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781505475609
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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

Insider Justice

Author: Dennis Carstens
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ISBN: 9781717498724
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Celebrated criminal lawyer Marc Kadella takes on the fall-out of a class action suit against a beloved corporate toy company gone wrong-and ends up falling down a rabbit hole of insider trading, sex scandal, political corruption, and murder, in the eighth page-turner of the Marc Kadella legal mystery series. Like most investors, venture capitalist Cal Simpson has his fingers in many a financial pie. There's cutting edge war plane procurement, state-of-the-art toy manufacturing, and the occasional affair with the right politician (to name a few). Some call him a shady Wall Street kinda guy. Others know him to be a tyrant-a mastermind with puppets intricately connected by a billion dollar string. One of his pet projects is the newest Cannon Brothers toy-a motorized skateboard for kids as young as 10 that takes the marketplace by storm, until it blows up-literally. Seems its Chinese manufacturer has installed lithium batteries that overheat the braking system, sometimes causing it to explode-leaving 24 kids dead and 500 injured. But the bigger problem is just as sinister: the small pool of people with insider knowledge of the defect are beginning to disappear...First there's Irving Haraldson, a company engineer who discovered the defect before release and brought it to management with a furrowed brow. He was told every single battery would be replaced, release date be damned. And then he was discovered behind a Minneapolis pick-up bar with 3 bullets in his head. Then there's the capable albeit young corporate lawyer Lynn McDaniel, who was assigned to defend Cannon Brothers in litigation. After discovering the engineer's memo and distributing it to her boss, Zach Evans, she turns up dead in the woods en route to a 4th of July party being thrown by Zach's father-in-law: Cal Simpson. Zach finds himself on trial for murder, with inimitable criminal lawyer Marc Kadella in his corner-and a nagging suspicion Cal knows more than he's let on. A bleak and accurate portrayal of the lewd world of financial crime, where not even children are protected from the greedy and power-hungry, Insider Justice is Dennis Carstens's most intricate murder mystery yet-a heart-racing financial thriller that reads like a delicate puzzle, and a plot that twists and turns with meticulous precision-right up to its astounding conclusion.

Michael Gresham

Author: John Ellsworth
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539789765
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ARRESTED FOR A MURDER YOU DIDN'T COMMIT? Michael Gresham is a criminal attorney who defends his clients with an iron will. They know that when he takes their case they are probably going to leave the courthouse a free man or free woman. But what happens when the defender becomes the defendant himself? A law partner will have to step up and do for him what he can't do for himself. Isn't that how it should work? Who Defends the Defense Lawyer... Watch up close as a tried and proven criminal defense lawyer is forced to face the most important case of his career. If he wins, he's a free man. If he loses, he will die in prison. A lawyer named Harley Sturgis comes on the scene just in time--if she's not too late already. It's her chance to shine in a career that has all but crashed and burned around her. But here comes her last chance, a chance to redeem herself and win the case that can restore both her and Michael Gresham's careers. One courtroom thriller that curls around and surprises even the most keen readers... A legal thriller sure to satisfy the most demanding readers of legal fiction and lawyer novels. For the fans of John Grisham, Scott Pratt, and Michael Connelly, the novels of John Ellsworth are burning up the Amazon charts with over 750,000 downloads. Be one of the first in your group to discover this amazing writer and his long list of books and exciting characters. Buy Michael Gresham today before he becomes a household name in 2017!

Hick Lawyer

Author: Corey Burns
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ISBN: 9781983140693
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Dexter Smith has muddled his way through life, and law school. And he has found a small Nebraska town to hide out in and do as little as possible, handling simple court appointed cases while life passes him by. Now, Donald Birch has been charged with three counts of first degree murder. With the other lawyers in the county conflicted out of the case for various reasons, Dexter is now in way over his head. Is Dexter up to the challenge, or is he the simple, half-assed hick lawyer he has always thought himself to be?