Sheer Gall (Attorney Rachel Gold Mysteries) (Paperback)
"A sheer delight! Fast and funny. I couldn't get enough. Fans of Rachel Gold rejoice!" —Tamar Myers, bestselling author
Gorgeous and gutsy attorney Rachel Gold is ready for war on behalf of Sally Wade, who arrives in her office bruised and beaten the morning after Neville McBride, her soon-to-be-ex-husband, broke into her house and savagely attacked her.
McBride, a prominent and wealthy member of the St. Louis power elite, has retained an attack-dog defense lawyer. Before Rachel can get her lawsuit on file, Sally's corpse is found tied up in her bed, apparently strangled. The clues point to McBride, the prime suspect, and the police soon view the case as essentially closed.
But doubts begin to creep into Rachel's mind as she learns more about Sally's personal life. With her rough-and-ready best pal, Benny Goldberg, Rachel works her way through a labyrinth of strip club operators, crooked cops, slimy country club types, double-dealing hookers, and the hog butcher from hell.
Michael Kahn is a trial lawyer by day and an author at night. He wrote his first novel, Grave Designs, on a challenge from his wife Margi, who got tired of listening to the same answer whenever she asked him about a book he was reading. "Not bad," he would say, "but I could write a better book than that." "Then write one," she finally said, "or please shut up." So he shut up—no easy task for an attorney—and then he wrote one.
Kahn is the award-winning author of: eleven Rachel Gold novels; three standalone novels: Played!, The Sirena Quest, and, under the pen name Michael Baron, The Mourning Sexton, and several short stories.
In addition to his day job as a trial lawyer, he is an adjunct professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches a class on censorship and free expression. Married to his high school sweetheart, he is the father of five and the grandfather of, so far, seven.
"The combination of lawyerly wisdom, first-rate writing, and a compelling plot." — Legal Times
"Sheer Gall has it all. Rachel Gold is one of the great characters in contemporary fiction." — Tulsa World
"Gold digs deep into the surprising market for animal byproducts in an intricate, suspenseful story." — Publishers Weekly