The Christmas Heist
Small town lawyer Thad Raker must win a case or Santa won’t come to town, but he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus or know the stakes when he takes the case for a homeless man who says he works for Santa.
Henry Edmonds is on trial for stealing a flash drive which holds the key to Christmas coming. Several people claim ownership of the flash drive and want Edmonds in jail, including an elfish looking man who says he works for an international toy company. Witness by witness the facts come out but who is to be believed and are there any True Believers? And what’s so important about the flash drive to the fate of Christmas?
A local newspaper reporter stirs things up by blogging about what he calls the “Trial of the Century” and tweets that the “Court’s Ruling Could Halt Christmas for Thousands.” Can an irascible judge looking toward retirement find it within himself to save Christmas?
Landis Wade writes a script somewhere between the screenplays for My Cousin Vinny and Miracle on 34th Street, and that’s a wonderful place to be.
–Suzanne Reynolds, former Dean, Wake Forest University School of Law
The wisdom of Sheriff Andy Taylor, the witty banter of Night Court, and the magic of Miracle on 34th Street are presented as a joyous gift to all generations!
–Chase Boone Saunders, Superior Court judge, retired
Landis Wade combines his decades of crafty courtroom experience with his innocent appreciation of the magic of Santa to weave a clever, heart-warming legal who-done-it.
–Jon Buchan, author of Code of the Forest
The Christmas spirit is alive
Cute Christmas story for a child with an attorney for a parent.
Santa Clause is Real!
This is a very sweet Christmas story that will warm your heart. It’s a quick read with believable characters who face a dilemma and come out with a victory that is unique for each of them. I loved it.