**The Instant NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller**
New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder returns with an explosive new thriller about a female judge and the one personal misstep that could lead to her—and her family's—downfall.
It was nothing more than a one-night stand. Juliana Brody, a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts, is rumored to be in consideration for the federal circuit, maybe someday the highest court in the land. At a conference in a Chicago hotel, she meets a gentle, vulnerable man and has an unforgettable night with him—something she’d never done before. They part with an explicit understanding that this must never happen again.
But back home in Boston, Juliana realizes that this was no random encounter. The man from Chicago proves to have an integral role in a case she's presiding over--a sex-discrimination case that's received national attention. Juliana discovers that she's been entrapped, her night of infidelity captured on video. Strings are being pulled in high places, a terrifying unfolding conspiracy that will turn her life upside down. But soon it becomes clear that personal humiliation, even the possible destruction of her career, are the least of her concerns, as her own life and the lives of her family are put in mortal jeopardy.
In the end, turning the tables on her adversaries will require her to be as ruthless as they are.
Juliana Brody, the happily married heroine of this entertaining if flawed thriller from bestseller Finder (The Switch), enjoys serving as a judge on the Superior Court of Massachusetts. In "a rare error of judgment," she has a one-night stand at a legal conference in Chicago with Mat as Sanchez, who claims he's a businessman from Buenos Aires. About a week after returning home to Boston, she's surprised to see Mat as, who's in fact a lawyer, sitting at the defense table in a high-profile sex discrimination case she's presiding over. Mat as, who has a video of their encounter, threatens blackmail unless she rules in the case in the defendant's favor. Juliana decides to fight back, but when she discovers that her adversaries include powerful and ruthless criminals who will kill anyone who stands in their way, she must decide how far she's willing to go to protect her family and herself. Some readers may wish Finder had delved more into the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace in what is otherwise a satisfying if predictable page-turner. Five-city author tour.
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Excellent book! Finder at his best.
Joseph Finder’s Judgement
Stunning, riveting and emotional read!!
A fresh, uniquely page turner with twists
and turns that will keep you on the edge
of your seat. The tension was very thick
and well sustained throughout the story.
The characters were well developed, very
interesting and very realistic.
A Highly Recommended Read!
I volunteered to read Judgment. Thanks to
Penguin’s First-to-Read Program for the
opportunity. My opinion is my own.