"Locke...convincingly depicts nuances of class, race, and the law. [The] heroine's strong first-person voice bodes well for future Cynthia Jakubek outings."
There's one corpse too many in a Pittsburgh museum's life-size diorama of the 1775 Battle of Lexington...that of philanthropist and art connoisseur T. Colfax Bradshaw. But why? When his daughter Caitlin seeks legal advice, newly minted lawyer Cynthia Jakubek represents the teen. Protecting Caitlin will take Jakubek from a ghetto church in Pittsburgh to a confessional at St. Patrick's Cathedral to an opulent Manhattan office. Along the way she'll meet people who carry guns on the job and she'll pick up a broken nose and a broken heart for her trouble....
Hillary Bell Locke graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, worked for a prominent New York law firm, and now practices law in a city far from New York but not under that name.