Attorney Katherine Rochelle may have been born into a wealthy and powerful family, but she has received her share of setbacks. Raised by her ice-cold Aunt Hilary, Kate yearns for a warmer relationship. On a professional level, her discovery that there was fraudulent activity in the U.S. Attorney’s Office led her lover’s arrest and departure from the staff. Being a whistle-blower had an unexpected negative impact on her career. So, she and two law-school friends have opened up their own defense practice.
When a woman is murdered at the courthouse restoration site, Kate is asked to defend the project manager, Lloyd Silber, who has been accused of the crime. As Kate’s investigation unfolds, events begin to spiral out of control, placing her in danger. Even the firm’s top investigator, Gabriel Chavez, is keeping close tabs on the situation. And pretty close tabs on Kate. Kate becomes embroiled in a decades-old scandal that has contemporary impact on her case, and her entire life.
With the start of her Legal Weapons series, author Carol Stephenson introduces three fascinating lawyers, and gives us some hints about the men in their lives. Courting Danger lives up to the title as Kate and Gabe dodge bullets, explosions and automobiles in the pursuit of truth. The pace is fast, and readers will be breathless by the final courtroom scene. Perry Mason would be proud!