THE JURY

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In the latest installment of Michaels' Sisterhood series, Nikki Quinn takes a much-needed vacation from her law firm. When she returns to Washington, she discovers that a junior associate at her firm has virtually taken over. Additionally, this attorney, Allison, has recently defended a client accused of cruelty to horses on a farm neighboring that of Sisterhood leader Myra Rutledge.

After firing Allison, Nikki considers reuniting with her former fiance, Jack. And the Sisterhood gathers together to help an abused wife, Paula, a woman whose politically powerful husband has successfully hidden the abuse for years. The women join forces to exact carefully orchestrated revenge against Karl Woodley.

Michaels' colorful, well-crafted characters take center stage in this page-turner. The author excels at combining deep, well-developed relationships with intrigue. (Jun., 320 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick