"Take John D. MacDonald?s Travis McGee, Jonathan Kellerman?s Alex Delaware, and the best of John Grisham?s protagonists, shake and serve, and you?ll have Jack MacTaggart." ?Chelsea Cain
Former Los Angeles mayor Warren Burkett, just weeks away from what should be a slamdunk election to the U.S. Senate, would never ignore a damsel in distress. And definitely not one this good-looking, calling for help after a mugger made off with her purse and keys. Burkett doesn't mind driving her home, and doesn't mind an invitation inside once he's helped her break in (no keys, after all).
But he wasn't expecting the night to end with him under arrest, charged with burglary and about to witness his career go into freefall. With only days to clear his name and escape a court case led by a politically motivated DA, his lawyer Jack MacTaggart seeks to find out who set the honeytrap, and whether their motives were political, personal, or something much more sinister.
Chuck Greaves's debut, Hush Money, drew raves from reviewers and fellow mystery writers who have praised him for his knowledge of the courtroom as well as his wit. Green-Eyed Lady, this second novel in the Jack MacTaggart series, has both in spades, plus some of the smartest and well crafted plotting that you'll find in a mystery today.