The Gun Trial by Dale E. Manolakas
☆NEW RELEASE BY TOP SELLING LEGAL THRILLER AUTHOR☆
Guns fire and lives shatter. Media wars and violence drive a legally pivotal, riveting trial against gun sellers. A Yale student’s death triggers the treacherous and deadly legal fight for justice. Only the small Los Angeles firm of Kraus & White will litigate the difficult, cutting-edge case against the gun establishment, corporate oligarchs, and hostile media. Amidst internal strife at Krause & White, the lead trial lawyer Sophia Christopoulos and her colleagues battle parochialism and danger in Bakersfield, litigate against well-financed and corrupt opposing counsel, and overcome treachery, violence, and death. Fighting for her life and her firm’s survival, Sophia takes the case to its climactic trial in hostile Kern County, California. Scandal and treachery are compounded by demonstrations, deaths, and the ratings-hungry media. Racial, ethnic, gender, and geographic tensions fuel the already volatile mix. The dramatic conclusion only serves to emphasize the ubiquity and difficulty of gun violence and guns themselves in America. 5-Star Reviews: “Page-turning suspense”, “Read this one. Drama, Pathos … Sensational … A Great Entertainment Bargain”, “Great read, great characters, story moves at a fast pace looking forward to next book!”, “Remarkably complex novel. Through vivid characters and numerous plot twists, it explores some of the most difficult issues our nation faces.” BUY NOW! [First in Series is LETHAL LAWYERS also on $.99 KDP Special]
“A very insightful and exciting book!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Lucia Varnhagen
A rich, complicated novel that addresses all kinds of things – guns, of course, but also how law firms work, the influence of money, ethnic and gender tensions, and the importance of locale (Bakersfield is almost a character, and not an appealing one!). I really liked the attention to detail. You knew the author had been to the places she describes and has experienced a lot of what is in the book. An excellent legal thriller that makes you turn the pages faster and faster as you read. The trial at the end has surprises galore but feels very much like a “real” trial. You won’t be disappointed. Another hit from Ms. Manolakas!
About the Author
TOP 100 LEGAL THRILLER AUTHOR
After a lifetime of writing poetry, books, nonfiction, and legal documents, it was author Ray Bradbury’s friendship and encouragement that finally inspired Dale E. Manolakas to pursue writing as a career. He taught her that the characters wrote the book–she didn’t. She was raised just outside Los Angeles by a surgeon father and a homemaker-author mother.
Dale E. Manolakas earned her B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles, and M.A., M.S., Ph.D. and J.D. degrees from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the California Bar, had the privilege of clerking for The Honorable Arthur L. Alarcón at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was a litigator in two major Los Angeles law firms, and a senior appellate attorney at the California Court of Appeals, as well as an Administrative Law Judge.