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By Larry Eddings
Shirley is trapped in the King County Court System where she feels
invisible, except on certain days when she has head-on confrontations
with certain beligerent youth, pious judges and crude crooks who
challenge her sense of integrity and ethics. It all boils to the surface
when she comes face to face with an escaped criminal who is out to
destroy her. She can defend herself only in the way she has been taught,
hoping it will be good enough.
After feeling the muzzle of a gun in
her back, Shirley spun around, hammered the felon's head with a bone
crunching karate chop that slammed him face down on the floor of the
parking garage. Feeling like Tarzan - or maybe Jane, she planted her
foot on his back, pounded her chest, flexed her muscles and yelled,
"Aheeeaaahh! It's Me! Shirley." She suddenly realizes that she has her
foot on the back of her courtroom nemesis..
This 86,000 word novel
involves the life of a fifty-something African-American woman who,
following a short-lived and devastating, interracial marriage, finds
work in the King County system, ultimately as Court Stenographer. She
encounters judges like Horatio Morgan and also defense attorneys who
challenge her ethical and moral values. A convicted felon escapes
custody, then terrorizes and threatens the life of everyone related to
his conviction, including the court stenographer.
worked with aggressive youth in the King County Juvenile Service
Center, Shirley had decided to take karate lessons in order to
legitimately defend herself. This ultimately proves to be the very thing
that she uses to foil an attempted robbery and also serves to save her
life in a later encounter with the escaped felon.
While on vacation in a tropical paradise and away from the often hostile environment of her workplace, she meets a man who desires for her to spend all her mañanas with him. It was like a dream come true, but it would mean moving to another country and learning another language. In the end, it could be well worth it - in more ways than one.
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