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35 Stars rounded downA Complex Intense Thriller Juliana is a married Superior Court Judge While at a Conference she meets a handsome man and for the first time in her life Juliana cheats on her husband Little does she know it s a set up Juliana is presiding over a sexual harassment case and some powerful people would like for her to rule in a very specific way and will do whatever it takes to get her to rule in their favor That includes blackmail and even murder If Juliana doesn t comply she can kiss her career and possibly her life goodbye What starts out as a game of cat and mouse uickly becomes a game of conspiracy so complex my head was spinning The storyline started out strong and uickly became so complicated which I felt became the novel s downfall Judgment was however a uick easy read with relatable characters The initial storyline of a legal battle was uite interesting and will have me going back to read other Joseph Finder s other novels This was another buddy read with Kaceey Thank ou to Edelweiss Penguin Publishing Group Dutton and Joseph Finder for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review Published on Edelweiss and Goodreads on 111118 Best selling author Joseph Finder has packed his latest thriller with lots of action It all starts with Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Juliana Brody presiding over the case of Rachel Meyers versus Wheelz Meyers is claiming that the management of Wheelz created a hostile work environment due to sexual harassment So Juliana is one surprised judge when Matias Sanchez is added to the defense team right after she spent a night with him at a Chicago conference It isn t hard to deduce that the defense had decided to hedge their bets by entrapping and then blackmailing JulianaJuliana tries to maintain control of the situation but she merely places herself in jeopardy with some seriously dangerous people She chooses to investigate on her own with help from Martha Connolly a friend and mentor and a private investigator He at least is the one stalwart character in this story that one can admire There proves to be links from this case to all sorts of unsavory people involved in criminal activity Yes there IS a body count and even involvement with Russian oligarchs Enjoy I have been a fan of Joseph Finder for uite some time now so when I was approved For A Review Of Judgment a review of Judgment broke into the reuisite approved dance and got to reading ASAP Like other reads by this author the suspense does not letup and before long the last page is turned and the last sentence is read I always look back like what the hell I wasn t ready for it to end Judgment introduces us to the honorable Judge Juliana Brody who usually plays it safe until one night against her better judgment she has a one night stand Determined to move on and get back to walking the straight and narrow path Juliana is blind sided when she sees the man she had the one night stand with in her courtroom as counsel for the defendants Because the case she is presiding over is a high profile Enter the reuisite blackmail notice and readers might suspect Judgment will be unoriginal but everyone makes mistakes It s OK That s why we have judges
make it Brody proves her self to be a formidable adversary for the extremely bad powers that be Knowing that any move she makes could lead to either death or humiliation she charges forward with her plans to tilt the scales of justice in her favor What Finder makes work here in Judgment is that he provides a heroine that ou can t help rooting for Plus the bad guys are really shitty bad guys that will hesitate at nothing to get what they want In order for Judgment to work as well as it does is to have a protagonist that has the right connections Once the antagonist is discovered it s hard see. The Instant NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder returns with an explosive new thriller about a female judge and the one personal misstep that could lead to her and her family's downfall It was nothing than a one night stand Juliana Brody a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts is rud to be in consideration for the federal circuit maybe someday the highest court in the land At a conference in a Chicag. Brody finds herself living with the guilt of an affair only to discover that it might be part of a larger plot to strong arm her decision on a seemingly unknown case With a family to support and reputation to uphold her dalliance will soon be the least of her concerns Peeling back the onion of this case Brody learns that she is a key part of a larger conspiracy however unintended Her decisions from the bench will have larger and lucrative impacts in the months to come and all she need do is push the case into the legal refuse bin However she is stubborn and wants justice over the easy way out Finder pushes her to the limits as she seeks to see what is before her as well as all the hidden traps that await Surrounded by a cast of interesting characters Brody s decisions will be complex and all encompassing Others prove to be interesting insertions into the plot that is evolving from the outset keeping the reader wondering what lurks in the shadows and whether there could be some larger purpose for bullying a sitting judge With some interesting legal discussions and thrills that do not stop until the final pages Finder has crafted an interesting story that cannot be put down even if its ending might push the limits for some readers Not to be missed and a wonderful uick read for those who are dedicated to the causeKudos Mr Finder for a great read and interesting set of ideas I hope others will take the time to find this book and see that it is worth the I hope others will take the time to find this book and see that it is worth the it has receivedLovehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a different sort of Book Challenge Judgment has an interesting premise an up and coming judge based in Boston has a one night stand while at a conference in Chicago A marital risk Yes but Judge Juliana Brody decides that since it s very clear it s a onetime moment it s a minimal riskObviously her judgment is flawed on that Sorry couldn t resistJuliana is immediately blackmailed over the one night stand regarding an ongoing case she s presiding over and suddenly she s in a dangerous place where not just her career but her life and the life of her family is in danger The villians are menacing with a reach so long it s a wonder that they even needed to go after Juliana at all Of course if that hadn t happened there d be no book So overlook that thoughtThe chapters are short the pace is uick and the writingwell Judgment opens with the weather Which okay sets the scene but it feels forced like a start with the weather and then move on to the Big Moment kind of thing It s clunky Judgment is fast and it throws a lot of stuff at ou but ou know exactly what s going to happen and characters are so predictable that some are 90 99% clothing descriptions as if giving them even a semblance of personality would take too much time The whole thing reads as if everything in between The Next Moment in Plot is a waste of time as if every character is like the weather Mention and move on And that non stop action as plot characters everything it isn t enough for me Fast pace Awesome But not when as with Judgment that s all there is to be had I need One star because I did read the whole thing And case dismissedI know I m shaking my head at me too Joe Finder s standalones are always good but this one made me so tense in places I actually had to set it down and walk away for a minute or two while I remembered it was only fiction Juliana is an extremely believable character and it s always fun to see how he gets the little details right Full disclosure I m Joe s researcher I found this a thoroughly enjoyable read with suspense thatto make it
Built Over The Entiretyover the entirety the story mostly of the psychological type but with some dead bodies thrown in occasionally I was always eager to find out what was going to happen next. Rapped her night of infidelity captured on video Strings are being pulled in high places a terrifying unfolding conspiracy that will turn her life upside down But soon it becomes clear that personal humiliation even the possible destruction of her career are the least of her concerns as her own life and the lives of her family are put in mortal jeopardy In the end turning the tables on her adversaries will reuire her to be as ruthless as they .
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Ing how an every man a chanceAlthough I objected to finally coming off this roller coaster with Joseph Finder Judge Brody I am excited to tell other fans of his work that Judgment is a great fast paced thriller that I have come to expect from Finder I find in favor of Finder s fans Copy provided by Penguin Group via Netgalley The longer this story droned on the I wanted it to end This kind of soft and whiny thriller grates rather than excites 3 of 10 stars Finder s Judgment explores how even the most sacred institutions could become susceptible to blackmail and how doing the wrong thing is like drowning in uicksand that ou keep falling deeper and deeper into The story features a career minded Massachusetts Judge who hopped into the wrong bed while at a conference and suddenly finds her marriage and career dangling from a thin thread as her misdeed is used to bend her will and her rulings in a sex discrimination case From there it s a cat and mouse game with a seemingly all powerful conspiracy Part legal thriller and part action thriller it s a fast paced read that is sure to have wide appeal That being said there are many such thrillers available on the bookshelves and this one rarely seemed realistic believable or down to earth enough Many thanks to the publisher for providing a copy for review Wonderful terrific cat and mouse great characters excellent legal twists and turns plain language medical explanations and technical surveillance countermeasures and Joseph Finder s tension building writing Unputdownable In his latest legal thriller Joseph Finder takes readers into the world of a well meaning judge whose selection to hear a case may have paved the way for countless troubles both legal and personal Judge Juliana Brody is a respectable member of the Massachusetts bench so much so that she has been asked to speak at a conference in Chicago When she lets down her guard and becomes involved with a man at her hotel she can only presume that the dalliance will be a secret she can keep However upon returning to Boston to begin hearing a sexual harassment case things take a definite turn for the worse During a routine motion one of the defence counsel turns out to be the man Brody thought she would never see again Adding to the panic she is blackmailed to dismiss the case or face the possibly that a tape of her activities will leak and ruin her career Taking a strong arm approach Judge Brody refuses to bow to the pressure ands begins looking deeper into the case to see if she can determine what s going on A start up ride share app seems to be targeting its in house counsel with the CEO seeking sexual favours from his new hire Could this be the impetus behind trying to force her to rule a specific way As the story progresses Juliana Brody is pulled into the middle of her teenage son s own issues as well as facing her husband and admitting her affair before it becomes public However the pressure her her to dismiss the it becomes public However the pressure her her to dismiss the gets stronger and those around her begin to turn up injured or dead Facing the ultimate conseuences Brody must decide if her life is worth sacrificing for this case and just who is pulling the strings in this legal matter Dodging people in the shadows while also trying to protect her family Brody begins to wonder if justice is worth losing it all Finder crafts an interesting story that will pull thriller fans into the middle of the complex web Recommended for those who love a good story that will not let up as the twists and turns intensifyI have long enjoyed many of the novels Joseph Finder has published keeping legal issues in the Boston area fresh and exciting This was a of the novels Joseph Finder has published keeping legal issues in the Boston area fresh and exciting This was a spin using a judge as his protagonist pushing through the depths of a legal uagmire whose path is anything but straightforward Juliana. O hotel she meets a gentle vulnerable man and has an unforgettable night with him something she’d never done before They part with an explicit understanding that this must never happen again But back home in Boston Juliana realizes that this was no random encounter The man from Chicago proves to have an integral role in a case she's presiding over a sex discrimination case that's received national attention Juliana discovers that she's been ent. .