IN KEN EADE’S NOVEL, THERE IS TRULY A “DECREE OF FINALITY.” MURDER!

COMPELLED TO TAKE ON BREAD-AND-BUTTER DIVORCE CASES, ATTORNEY BRENT MARKS CANNOT ESCAPE HIS FATE. SUSPENSE, DANGER AND INTRIGUE BECOME INTERTWINED WHEN HIS CLIENT’S WIFE IS MURDERED. SINCE SHE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUCH A NICE WOMAN, HAVING ACTUALLY ORDERED A HIT ON HER HUSBAND (ALTHOUGH SHE WITHDREW IT), BRENT’S CLIENT IS NOW A SUSPECT IN THE MURDER.  PERHAPS HE FELT A BIT INSECURE. 

 

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EXCERPT FROM DECREE OF FINALITY

“My husband and I never considered divorce… murder sometimes, but never divorce -Joyce Brothers

 “What troubles me is that you don’t have a prenuptial agreement.” “What can I say? I was in love.” “Falling in love can be like walking a tightrope – exhilarating but dangerous. A prenup is like a safety net.” Taylor fidgeted in his seat. “I know. It’s just not very romantic to shove a contract in front of your fiancé berfore you pop the question…

 “What about the house?” Taylor had a nice spread in Montecito with a hefty mortgage that was easy for him to handle with the income from his investments, but when half of them disappeared, it was going to be tough to hold onto. “That was purchased during the marriage as well, and you’re both on title. You can make her an offer to buy her out, or you’ll have to sell it and split the proceeds.”

“She says she’s never leaving it.” “Then, that’s another thing we have to contend with. But you’ll get through it. There is life after divorce. My mentor, Charles Stinson, used to say, ‘Now you can start paying for it with money instead of blood.’ Tell me a little about your wife. I like to know who I’m dealing with.” Taylor took a deep breath, thoughtfully. “She fooled me.” “What do you mean?” “What I mean is that she comes off to everyone as this nice, sweet, charming girl. But in reality that’s all a charade. She’s more like the witch with the poison apple.”

 Eade, Kenneth (2016-05-15). Legal Thriller: Decree of Finality: A Lawyer Brent Marks Legal Thriller (Brent Marks Legal Thriller Series Book 8) (Kindle Location 158-166). Times Square Publishing. Kindle Edition.

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KEN EADE EXPLORES A VERY GRIPPING CASE OF “ABSOLUTE INTOLERANCE”

SOME CASES CAN SKIRT THE EDGES OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST. IN THIS NOVEL, BRENT MARKS, AUTHOR KEN EADE’S PROTAGONIST I, TAKES ON THE CASE OF A SUSPECT ACCUSED OF MURDERING HIS FORMER CLIENTS, A GAY MARRIED COUPLE, MURDERED IN THEIR HOME.’

Sometimes a good lawyer must face potential conflicts in his work. After a gay couple had enlisted attorney, Brent Marks, who advocated successfully for their marriage, they were found murdered in their home. Apparently, the murderer was a homophobic serial killer who committed repugnant deeds in the name of spirituality. What should he do when a suspect in the murder case, a known religious extremist, comes to Brent for help? The only way Markscan justify his involvement is to actually solve the case himself.

EXCERPT FROM ABSOLUTE INTOLERANCE

FOLLOWING A POSTPONEMENT OF A COURT TO RENDER A DECISION ON A CASE INVOLVING THE LEGALITY OF GAY MARRIAGE, ATTORNEY BRENT MARKS ATTEMPTS TO LEAVE THE COURT BUILDING BUT, ON THE WAY OUT, ENCOUNTERS AN EAGER- AND LOUD- GROUP OF REPORTERS….

The judge went on to call her next case, and Brent packed up his briefcase and joined his clients as they left the courtroom, dejected. Brent waved off questions being shouted by a crowd of reporters who had congregated in the corridor outside the courtroom. Losers make lousy press conferences. Penner, however, eagerly jumped into the fray like he was falling off the stage into a mosh pit. As Brent and his clients trudged away, before he could even have the chance to console them, Joshua Banks, a bible-thumping, homophobic, religious fanatic, blocked their path. Brent had had run-ins with Banks several times, to the point where he had been forced to obtain a restraining order against him because of death threats. But he was mainly a zealot and a windbag who was always preaching

“Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure!” Banks proclaimed, lifting his finger in front of them as if he was giving a sermon.

“Step aside, Mr. Banks. Do I have to get another restraining order against you?”

“Men committed acts with other men, and received in themselves due penalty for their perversion!”

“Who is this guy?”

“He’s just a nut job, James. I’ve dealt with him before.”

Banks stepped out of the way and the three proceeded down the escalator to the lobby of the courthouse.

“He’s a religious fanatic. Part of the group opposing gay marriage.”

As they descended, they could hear the echoes of Banks yelling verses from the Bible.

“These dreamers pollute their own bodies, reject authority and slander celestial beings!” “He’s really harmless. Just ignore him.”

“Sounds like he’s got a screw loose,” said Jim.

Brent nodded. “More than one screw, I think.”

The bellowing began to fade from their ears as they descended.

“Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor the greedy or drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God!”

“I guess it’s official, Jim. We’re both going to hell.”

“At least we’ll be there together.”

Eade, Kenneth (2015-12-13). Absolute Intolerance: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller: A Lawyer Brent Marks Legal Thriller (Brent Marks Legal Thriller Series Book 6) (Kindle Locations 196-227). Times Square Publishing. Kindle Edition.

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A VERY UNTIDY HOA MURDER NOVEL: EVERY RESIDENT A SUSPECT

BRENT MARKS NEVER THOUGHT THAT THE CLIENT HE WAS DEFENDING AGAINST FORECLOSURE WOULD BE
ACCUSED OF MURDER…. AGAINST THE PRESIDENT OF THE HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION.”

But that’s what happens in this 3rd novel in the legal suspense thriller by novelist/attorney/human rights and environmental activist, Ken Eade.  As D. Donovan of the Midwest Book Review says:

“There is big a difference between crime and detective novels and courtroom dramas. In one, the action takes place on the streets; and in the other, the main story takes place in the courtroom.  HOA Wirerepresents the latter, and will appeal to fans of Grisham and any other writer who spins a solid yarn based on courtroom drama and realistic experiences.” (READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE)

 

EXCERPT FROM THE SUSPENSE THRILLER, HOA WIRE

“Homeowner’s Association: the means whereby people who own homes are able to transfer their rights to the neighborhood control freaks.” -Ron Brackin

The nightmare had begun with the color of their house. A year ago, Nancy and Burt received a notice requesting them to paint the exterior of their townhome, which included a detailed list of instructions. They just turned over the instructions to their painter, and asked him to paint the house the same color as the one down the street. It was a pleasant powder blue, and they had always loved it. The painter took a sample from the neighbor’s house and matched the color perfectly. The only problem was, unbeknownst to Burt and Nancy, they were not allowed to change the former color of their home. It messed with the “palette” and was a violation of the HOA rules. Nancy and Burt were happy until the HOA sent them a “Notice of Violation,” that began a series of legal battles with mounting costs and attorney’s fees. It didn’t take long for the HOA’s fees to pile up higher than a New York City high rise.

Nancy slumped onto the couch and Nelson jumped onto her lap as if he were spring-loaded, and started to play the “biting game.” It was his favorite. He charged at Nancy on the couch, and she pushed him away, over and over and over again, and each time, Nelson gently bit at her fingers and growled as he delighted in the attention.

After Nelson calmed down and curled into a tiny ball on the couch, Nancy’s mind kept going back to the HOA notice. She and Burt had exhausted all their savings fighting, litigating, and finally settling with them on the paint case after a lengthy mediation. The curiosity nagged at her until she couldn’t stand it anymore, although she knew what to expect. Because of the legal bills, mounting expenses, loss of Burt and the economy, the HOA assessments had piled up. Not only that, the Association had added “special assessments” for improvements to the common areas, as well as a ton of attorney’s fees. Nancy simply could not afford to pay for them all. She ripped open the envelope to reveal her greatest fear. It read, “Notice of Foreclosure Sale.”

Eade, Kenneth (2015-02-28). Legal Thriller: HOA Wire, A Crime Thriller: A Lawyer Brent Marks Legal Thriller (Brent Marks Legal Thriller Series Book 3) (Kindle Locations 28-30, 103-119). Times Square Publishing. Kindle Edition.

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