Jamie Quinn practices family law in Hollywood, Florida, but she always seems to end up handling cases that are about much more than family. This time she is approached to handle a divorce case. Divorce cases are simple, right? Well, not this one.
Nan Glasser, the wife of the most famous attorney in town, comes to Jamie and wants to file for divorce. None of the other lawyers in town will take her case because of who her husband is. When Jamie and Grace, her best friend who is also a lawyer, take Nan’s case, things get dangerous. What could be dangerous about a divorce case? Leave it to Jamie to become engaged in danger.
With plenty of twists and turns, this is a great book. Nick Dimitropuolos, state attorney, and Duke Broussard, private detective, help Jamie out with what is going on in their own way. Nick, of course, is a frenemy of Jamie’s, and Duke, well, if you’ve read any of the Jamie Quinn mysteries, you know all about Duke.
What else is going on in Jamie’s life while she is working on this case? Jamie’s boyfriend, Kip, is off to Australia for three months. Jamie has about come to terms with being separated from him for that long. That’s not that hard of a job, but when she learns he is going to be out of touch for a little while in the woods with no phone or internet service and that a gorgeous grad student will be with him, it becomes a tad harder to cope with.
Her neighbors are now raising their little niece, Katie. Katie’s parents died when their plane crashed into the ocean. Walls are hit when they try to find out who owned this plane.
And leave it to Jaime. She becomes a suspect in a murder investigation, and someone tries to kill her. Her life is anything but boring. She also uncovers an enormous money laundering operation and about loses Grace’s friendship through a misunderstanding.
Once you pick up this book, be prepared to do nothing else until you get to the last page. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. If you would like your own copy, I have provided an Amazon link below.
Amazon Link: Engaged in Danger
Plowing through acres of paperwork, deposing hostile witnesses, anticipating an opponent’s every move, it’s like a game of chess with people as pawns.
The drama queen in me wanted to drown my sorrows in a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, curled up on the sofa listening to “Alone Again, Naturally” on an endless loop, but I didn’t have time for drama.
That’s because my Irish/Cuban hair was the worst possible combination of hair and existed only to prove that God had a sense of humor.
The tree offered some welcome shade, but the birds perched above us made it into a game of Russian roulette.
New Words Learned:
accrue – (of sums of money or benefits) be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time
boondoggle– work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value
conundrum – a confusing and difficult problem or question
emoji – a small digital picture or pictorial symbol that represents a thing, feeling, concept, etc., used in text messages and other electronic communications and usually part of a standardized set
flamenco – a style of Spanish music, played esp. on the guitar and accompanied by singing and dancing.
Tabebuia tree – Also called the Trumpet tree, this is a tropical American tree with large peltate leaves and hollow stems.
About the Author:
Barbara Venkataraman is an attorney and mediator specializing in family law and debt collection.
She is the author of The Fight for Magicallus, a children’s fantasy, and a humorous short story entitled “If You’d Just Listened to Me in the First Place,” and two books of humorous essays: I’m Not Talking about You, Of Course and A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities in her Quirky Essays for Quirky People series.