An Honorable Man by Patricia D. Benke

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By Patricia D. Benke

"Judith appeared out over the 4 acres of eco-friendly grass; on the little ones relocating, criss-crossing the football fields; on the surprising crash of our bodies and the referee within the black knit blouse with the white V-neck collar, status over the 2 boys tangled at the flooring. He paused, wrote anything on a pad of paper, and raised his hand to the sky, a yellow card at his fingertips. She attempted to recollect. Yellow was once a nasty. It used to be purple that received you ejected from the sport. From the opposite facet of the sector a number of mom and dad let out a barrage of verbal attacks at the referee; from the house staff trainer got here a well mannered yet audible 'Thank you ref.' It was once a unique activity, football. No hitting from at the back of. No scissor kicks to the ankles. It used to be a lots actual video game, yet you did not harm humans - a minimum of, now not deliberately. 'Ref... sub', the trainer yelled. The linesman raised his pink and black checkered flag to attract the referee's realization to the request and a sweating, panting boy raced to the sideline as one other took his position. The trainer, an island of calm in a torrent of emotion, became to the exhausted adolescence and placing his arm solidly round his shoulder, bent to whisper in his ear, firmly admonishing, 'You're too great. you cannot be great like that, son. he will run correct over you to the target and you will be flat in your again. you do not have to harm him or knock him over, yet you have to cease him. subsequent time pull his blouse. arise shut. subsequent to him.' As he talked he verified via via tugging at the hem in the back of the boy's blouse. He pulled back on his blouse, this time more durable. The boy nodded slowly, now not rather understanding." yet deputy district legal professional Judith understood the directions all too good. In An Honorable guy, Judith Thornton is confronted with a guy accused of assaulting his younger daughter. the guy, Tom Russell, has been a faithful father who hasn't ever been in difficulty earlier than. Judith has visible the facts, and is familiar with Russell is blameless of the costs filed opposed to him through her formidable colleague Aaron Mercer. Judith has clashed with Mercer ahead of and she's no longer approximately to permit him to railroad anyone for his personal political objectives. yet how is Judith to get to the reality? and while she reveals it, how will she use it to rescue Russell? The solutions to those questions try Judith's personal center of ethics and the temptation to struggle Mercer's soiled methods via breaking a few of her personal principles. Alan Larson, her nemesis in accountable by way of selection returns as Russell's safeguard legal professional, and an not going best friend in Judith's quest for justice. An Honorable guy is the fourth novel within the acclaimed Judith Thornton sequence. different titles within the sequence contain accountable through selection, Graffiti, and McGonigle Canyon.

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