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Publisher Description

When a five-foot-nothing lawyer's client goes missing, nothing will get in the way of her efforts to find him—not even a violent terrorist cell, a trained assassin, and an opioid-trafficking ring.

You guessed it. Sasha McCandless-Connelly is back. 

When Sasha's client is a no-show for his federal sentencing hearing in a bulk money smuggling case, the presiding judge is not amused. He gives her the weekend to locate the guy or face the consequences.

She tracks down her client in a remote West Virginia town, but it's not the end of her problems—it's just the beginning. He's being held hostage by violent men who are convinced he's the key to eight million dollars that have gone missing from a terrorist organization's coffers.

After a day passes with no word from Sasha, an increasingly worried Leo leaves the kids with a friend and heads to West Virginia in search of his wife. He arrives only to end up in the middle of a massive drug-trafficking investigation.

Cut off from one another and from any means of communication and surrounded by players who aren't who they seem to be, Sasha and Leo each figure out half of the story. Now, they're running out of time to put it all together.

But anyone who knows Sasha and Leo knows better than to bet against them.

Mysteries & Thrillers
July 23
Brown Street Books
Melissa Furrer Miller

Customer Reviews

WoffordC ,

BEST book of the YEAR

Melissa has done it again. This edition of the Sasha McCandless legal thriller series is one of my favorites. She keeps you guessing right up to the end of the book. I didn’t see the ending coming to be honest and neither will you. Go ahead and buy the book and enjoy!

ShannonS74 ,

Couldn’t put it down

Another spectacular novel by Ms. Miller! “In Absentia” takes the reader on a journey with Sasha as she responds to an absent client. Once again I found myself hanging on every word and reading it with voracious speed. I was intrigued by the premise of a court case being tried in Absentia and then found myself breathlessly hoping Sasha could save herself and her client only to be completely shocked by the turn of events. This is definitely another must read!
I was provided an advanced ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

hungrey reader ,


In Abstensia will take you on a quick trip of masterful writing. Melissa F, Miller is a creative force of nature who can captivate her readers from beginning to end and then leave you breathless. Another wonderful Sasha & Leo tale that does not disappoint.

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