Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) January 8, 2009
Barbara Levenson, a longtime Miami resident who currently serves as a senior judge in the circuit court of Miami-Dade County, will celebrate the release of her debut novel, Fatal February at Books & Books (265 Aragon Avenue/Coral Gables) on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 beginning at 8 PM.
Fatal February (Oceanview Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-933515-52-6, $22.95) introduces protagonist Mary Magruder Katz. For Mary, a half Jewish, half Southern Baptist Miami criminal defense attorney, things are about to get completely complicated. Mary's life starts to spin out of control when a minor fender bender turns out to be an unlikely shot from Cupid's bow.
Carlos Martin, the other car's driver, isn't just a distracted driver -- he's distracting. Carlos is charming, handsome, and mysterious. Hardly before she knows what hit her, Mary breaks off her engagement, jumps into a sizzling romance with Carlos, gets fired from her former fiancé's highbrow law firm, starts her own practice, and lands her first client, Lillian Yarmouth.
But Lillian isn't just any client; she's the prime suspect in what has become the Miami society murder of the year. And it's up to Mary to prove Lillian's innocence. But first, Mary will have to prove her own innocence by defending an ethics claim brought about by her former fiancé.
In the midst of clearing her name and investigating Lillian's alleged crime of passion, Mary finds that this case, like all matters of the heart, is anything but black and white. And Mary has clearly stumbled onto something that has someone seeing red.
February may be the shortest month of the year, but Mary's got some long days -- and nights -- ahead. This month could be a real killer.
Barbara Levenson is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami Law School, and has resided in Miami, Florida, for the past 32 years. Barbara has served as a prosecutor, and run her own law practice where she focused on criminal defense and civil rights litigation. Barbara was elected to a judgeship in the circuit court of Miami-Dade County where she still serves as senior judge. Fatal February will be available where better books are sold on February 1, 2009. Oceanview Publishing (http://www.oceanviewpub.com) is an independent publisher headquartered in Massachusetts. For more information, please contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone (615-297-9875)