Seems the husband has, indeed, been having an affair with another older divorcee, but all goes awry when Nicolette shows up in the middle of Maddy’s surveillance to calmly blow both the husband and the lover away. But not everybody buys his come-to-Jesus act—favored mayoral candidate Jalen Bryant and beloved black minister Lionel Ferguson included.
Exquisite Justice A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 9 #ad - In his ninth courtroom drama and legal thriller, Kadella finds himself trapped in a web of racism and corruption—thanks to a drug ring orchestrated by a villain so manipulative even hard-nosed investigator Tony Carvelli’s stumped. After a twenty-year stint in an Illinois Penitentiary, drug-dealing murderer and rehabilitated gangbanger Damone Watson’s cleaned up.
. She’s agreed to tail the much younger husband of beloved old friend Vivian Donahue’s troubled, drug-addicted niece, Nicolette. And then offs herself. But it’s hard to keep the peace in the midst of a string of police brutality accusations leading to civil unrest. Not only has he found jesus in his new digs in the Twin Cities, he’s also become a peacemaking darling of local Minneapolis media in the midst of a police brutality crisis.
Insider Justice: A Financial Thriller A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 8Dennis Carstens #ad - And then he was discovered behind a Minneapolis pick-up bar with 3 bullets in his head. Like most investors, venture capitalist Cal Simpson has his fingers in many a financial pie. A toy to kill forcelebrated 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, and murder, sex scandal, political corruption, in the eighth page-turner of the Marc Kadella legal mystery series.
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. Others know him to be a tyrant—a mastermind with puppets intricately connected by a billion dollar string.
Insider Justice: A Financial Thriller A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 8 #ad - 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. 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.
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.
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. He was told every single battery would be replaced, release date be damned.
Political Justice A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 7#ad - Too bad you can’t say the same for his Machiavellian opponent—or his photogenic partner-in-crime. Thomas jefferson carver is charming and energetic, with a former beauty queen for a wife—and a name for the job to boot. Author dennis carstens hits political corruption and smarmy-politician caricature right on the head, in a compelling sociological hypothetical melded with a captivating murder mystery that explores just how far American politicians will go for money—and power.
House of cards meets the land of trump” –amazon 5-star reviewerfans of Nelson Demille, Richard North Patterson, and of course the most beloved lawyer sleuth of all time, John Grisham, Erle Stanley Gardner’s Perry Mason, will gobble up this one up. Together they’re the package deal: young, modern, forward-thinking, and successful.
Political Justice A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 7 #ad - The macbeths take washington—and leave a pile of bodies in their wake. In searing political commentary laced with a gripping murder mystery that hits disturbingly close to home, and yet one that is all too familiar…"A shot in the dark, treason, and murder in the 7th installment of the Marc Kadella legal thriller series—a scathing imagining of an American White House nobody’s ever seen before, Dennis Carstens tackles financial misconduct, scandalous cover-up, that’s what Carstens is good at … Carstens aims to be realistic about the law and its enforcers, right in the gut, and he hits it right .
. Back when carver was governor, a fundraising stop in Minneapolis resulted in the accidental overdose—and death—of a 19-year-old girl.
Cult Justice A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 10Dennis Carstens #ad - But marc’s case is about to get uglier: because it’s about to lead to murder. And that murder, coincidentally, is tied to Lake Country Federal—the very same chain of banks Ben and his band are targeting. Like worker bees swarming around their queen, Ben’s students are oblivious to the corruption corroding their social justice cause Ben’s purchase of a late model BMW is just the tip of the iceberg.
. And series fans will revel in tony carvelli and Maddy Rivers’ basking in the spotlight—a comeback of one of the private investigator genre’s most satisfying dynamic duos. For readers who like their legal thrillers politically-astute and to the point, like fans of Brad Thor. Murder to the peoplethe sixties aren’t just a bad memory in the tenth riveting installment of Dennis Carstens’ Marc Kadella legal thriller mystery series.
Cult Justice A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 10 #ad - With tony “tell it like it is” carvelli and Maddy “Secret Weapon” Rivers hot on their tails, the kids are bound to get caught. But when a student named luke approaches ben, distraught by family tragedy, the socialist professor and his trusty pupils trade their “Save the Whale” bumper stickers in for ski masks—and hatch a plot to rob the very banks that bankrupted Luke’s grandfather and left him for dead.
And someone’s bound to get hurt—or worse. Ever wry and cunning, author Dennis Carstens pulls no punches here. Meanwhile, hotshot attorney marc kadella is batting clean-up for the world’s most acrimonious divorce proceedings—fodder for entertaining distraction amid the pulse-pounding bank heists.
Delayed Justice A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 6Dennis Carstens #ad - Its returns are consistently solid, maybe a little too solid—or so suspects Patrick McGarry, one of Rob’s co-workers. But when it comes to prodding Maddy about her new beau, Marc’s got bupkis. Maddy has her reservations about her new relationship with Rob Judd. In dennis carstens’ sixth marc kadella legal thriller, his old buddy Tony Carvelli, a private investigator, asks him to take on a drug case for his well-off friend’s delinquent kid and he agrees—even though he’s had it with drug cases.
. Or worse. Who will like it: fans of private investigator mysteries, or, lawyer thrillers, really any kind of action-packed crime novel. It’s only a matter of days before Rob is next. Sure, he’s a handsome and brilliant investment analyst in a wildly successful securities management firm. It seems something about the firm’s not quite right—or so he finally lets on to Maddy.
Delayed Justice A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 6 #ad - Marc enlists the help of pi maddy Rivers, his longtime best friend and confidante, to dig up dirt on two cops suspected of planting evidence on the bust. With carvelli’s connections the guy knows everybody, Marc is able to infiltrate the St. Paul police force and expose gross incompetence. But he’s constantly distracted.
Personal Justice A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 5Dennis Carstens #ad - Then on to a family meeting regarding the deceased’s will—which was recently altered to leave his three grown children with a paltry share of his multi-million dollar grocery enterprise. Not her current family attorney, not even sharp, successful lawyer Marc Kadella—who considered Mac his first childhood crush and just happens to run into her at their high school reunion at which both parties are conveniently minus a plus-one.
After every death, Mackenzie’s stepchildren balk at the measly inheritance left by their fathers. But this time is different. Personal justice merges the fabled tale of a wicked black widow with a smart, blood-boiling legal romp. And we promise: you’ll never guess the ending. Fans of lawyer mysteries, especially the action-packed ones and those heavy on courtroom drama with a twist, are in for a treat-- even Perry Mason’s got nothing on Marc Kadella.
Mackenzie’s not-so despondent face might tell more observant onlookers she’s not exactly your typical grieving widow—but then, no one can see through her veil. The sutherland family suspects foul play, and might even have cause to bring their evil stepmother to court thanks to a quick exhumation and toxic analysis.
Personal Justice A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 5 #ad - If only they can keep themselves alive long enough to get that far…Carstens’ thought-provoking legal thriller is ripe with the kind of perplexing ethical dilemma and crisp, realistic courtroom jargon fans of the genre adore—with a jarring dose of twists and turns to keep the pages turning. This is by design.
Each died suddenly and quite mysteriously of massive heart attacks in spite of no history of heart trouble.
Media Justice A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 3Dennis Carstens #ad - She does do a great job of producing through-the-roof ratings and whipping the public into a frenzy—with tragic consequences. Marc is brought into the case early on, and member of the aluminum foil helmet club, crackpot, before it’s clear it will erupt into a media circus that brings out every goofball, along with a publicity-hungry state attorney general.
Gorgeous P. I. Marc’s lady love judge margaret tennant is, as always, as always, sensitive to the needs of an attorney in the throes of a huge case and, eager to meet those needs. This one’s sure to please fans of the most beloved lawyer sleuth of all time, who brought the television camera into the courtroom in the first place, Erle Stanley Gardner’s Perry Mason, and the nitty-gritty, nuts-and-bolts expertise of legal eagles John Grisham and Richard North Patterson.
Q: how does a television producer describe the kidnap and murder of a 2-year-old child? a:“i think we have a hit on our hands!”in the third the third marc kadella legal mystery, and, when her remains are found, an adorable—and photogenic—two-year-old girl is kidnapped, her twenty-two-year-old widowed mother Brittany is charged with her murder.
Media Justice A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 3 #ad - Not even in the alternative universe of television news could she be described as a reporter, since she makes no attempt at or pretense of presenting the truth, or even the facts. But before she can even be charged she’s been tried and convicted by the media, a cynical, at the center of which is Melinda Pace, mostly-functioning alcoholic Minneapolis television personality with a “legal news” show called The Court Reporter.
. Marc throws himself heart and soul into saving Brittany from the maw of media justice, and all his associates rally to support him in any way they can.
Certain Justice A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 4Dennis Carstens #ad - Truth be told, howie was a sociopath—and he scared the hell out of everyone, Jimmy included. So when a home robbery-gone-wrong ended up in murder, Jimmy didn’t think twice before turning his partner in. A psychopath's back on the streets—and he's out for revenge…dennis carstens serves up a graphic throwback legal thriller in his fourth Marc Kadella installment, and this one’s dripping with suspense, one part captivating courtroom drama—one part grisly serial killer murder mystery.
This is a unique kind of killer: one who knows the police force and takes a terrifying amount of pleasure in keeping them on their toes. And he knew how to case a joint. His partner was howie “big” Traynor, a bit younger than his cohort, and far more ruthless. And rising-star criminal lawyer Marc Kadella was saddled with Howie’s defense.
Certain Justice A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 4 #ad - Marc was torn about his work for howie—his first homicide case—but even he was relieved when Howie was put away for forty years… Until, a decade later, his case is re-opened. And marc’s pretty sure he’s next. A heart-racing legal thriller reminiscent of iconic hard-boiled puzzlers by John Grisham, Richard North Patterson, and Erle Stanley Gardner.
And when an appeals judge with ties to the overturned cases winds up crucified in his own front yard, they’re convinced a dangerous killer has been wrongfully exonerated. Carsten’s wry dialogue and gritty realism shine here as Marc and his old friends in the police force band together to solve a series of brutal murders at the hands of a psychotic vigilante who isn’t slowing down.
Desperate Justice A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 2Dennis Carstens #ad - You just gotta love a society doyenne who can toss off, “… if I wasn’t a lady, right about now I would say: f- you. Marc has no illusions about why he’s being brought into the case, or what will happen. When good men do nothing, it’s up to one resourceful woman to stop evil from triumphing…in the follow-up to his first action-packed legal thriller, the Key to Justice, bestselling author Dennis Carstens stirs up a vipers’ nest of corruption that snakes its way from the back room of a Minneapolis restaurant through every law enforcement agency up to the director of Homeland Security.
After winning the case of a lifetime, Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer Marc Kadella welcomes the infusion of energy his career is receiving. Another lawyer asks him to represent the co-defendant in a murder trial resulting from a petty crime that spiraled out of control—the somewhat “accidental” murder of the nephew of Vivian Corwin, grande dame of the influential Corwin family.
It turns out the two cases are connected to a local crime king who’s getting away with murder and every other kind of mayhem, Maddy, but what Marc, and Vivian can’t figure out is how he’s doing it. Always thoroughly-prepared and courtly, Marc meticulously builds his case and patiently presses it without heavy-handed courtroom antics or antagonism, even as this compelling legal mystery erupts with courtroom twists that turn into corkscrews.
Desperate Justice A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 2 #ad - Fans of john grisham, and of course the most beloved lawyer sleuth of all time, Erle Stanley Gardner’s Perry Mason, Richard North Patterson, will gobble up this one and go back for the rest of the series . What he doesn’t know is that he’s gotten on the wrong side of a crooked judge; he just knows the guy hates him and will do everything he can to make life miserable for Marc and his client.
So imagine marc’s astonishment when the judge finds himself on the wrong side of the bar, and will accept no lawyer but Marc to defend him against a murder charge! Marc very reluctantly accepts the case and enlists Maddy Rivers, a strikingly beautiful female private investigator who is totally taking names and breaking noses, to help him build his case.
The Key to Justice A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 1Dennis Carstens #ad - But there’s a contemporary angle sure to please fans of both sexes--the toughest guy in the story is gorgeous investigator Maddy Rivers. Carstens seems to relish getting her into increasingly brutal fights, some with laughs—like the time she roughs up a couple of rogue cops and takes away their guns.
Fans of john grisham, and of course the most beloved lawyer sleuth of all time, Richard North Patterson, Scott Pratt, Erle Stanley Gardner’s Perry Mason, will gobble up this one and go back for the rest of the series. The case of a lifetime walks in the door. Financially embarrassed, living in a shabby apartment, and distinctly short of clients, getting a divorce, Marc Kadella’s beginning to question why he ever went into the law when a friend brings him the case all Minneapolis is watching—defending an accused serial killer.
The Key to Justice A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 1 #ad - And when this author gets into an action scene, the prose flexes its muscles like a prison weightlifter. Kadella and rivers’ job is to find the evidence that will exonerate Kadella’s client Carl Fornich, a convicted sex offender recently out of prison. To top it off, the cops really want to nail this guy—one cop in particular.
Carstens realistic take on the law as a nuts-and-bolts, crooked cops, often rickety way to make a living blends nicely with his worldly-wise portrayal of backroom deals, and judges and politicians who connive and collude right on up to the governor’s mansion. It's a classic david-and goliath setup, and the author’s got some pretty fancy twists in store as Kadella unravels a complicated plot to set his client up, and Maddy battles demons that just keep coming at her.
Marc Kadella Legal Mysteries Vol 1-6 Marc Kadella SeriesDennis Carstens #ad - Convinced she was framed, Marc decides to take on the case in spite of his close connections to the client. Or worse. Carstens’ realistic take on the law as a nuts-and-bolts, often rickety way to make a living blends nicely with his worldly-wise portrayal of backroom deals, crooked cops, and conniving judges and politicians.
But before she can even be charged she’s been tried and convicted by the media—with tragic consequences. Book four – certain justicemarc was torn about representing oft-assumed psychopath Howie Traynor—his first homicide case—but even he was relieved when Howie was put away for forty years… Until, a decade later, his case is re-opened.
Marc Kadella Legal Mysteries Vol 1-6 Marc Kadella Series #ad - And now not only howie, but a handful of wrongfully-accused felons are back out on the streets. Book five – personal justicein dennis carstens’ fifth hard-boiled legal thriller, we meet the classic black widow. And there’s a contemporary angle sure to please fans of both sexes—the toughest guy in the series is gorgeous investigator Maddy Rivers.
Book one – the key to justicefinancially embarrassed, getting a divorce, living in a shabby apartment, and distinctly short of clients, Marc Kadella’s beginning to question why he ever went into the law when a friend brings him the case all Minneapolis is watching--defending an accused serial killer.
All of mackenzie Sutherland’s late husbands were millionaires. But the hero’s journey is only part of the fun. Each died suddenly and quite mysteriously of massive heart attacks in spite of no history of heart trouble.