Trophy Widow (Attorney Rachel Gold Mysteries) (Paperback)
"Trophy Widow is a must read for anyone who likes a top-rate thriller." —Midwest Book Review
Savvy attorney Rachel Gold has represented a few celebrity clients in her career, but none anywhere close to Angela Green, the most famous abused housewife in America. She is surely the only former housewife to receive an award from the NAACP and an interview with Oprah while serving time for killing her husband. Her recently announced book and motion picture deal has her enmeshed in a new legal controversy—a Son of Sam lawsuit over the proceeds from that deal.
To defend her in that lawsuit, Angela retains Rachel Gold, who already has her hands full with a wacky ostrich sexual abuse case, compliments of a referral from her best friend, Benny Goldberg.
As Rachel digs into the underlying facts of the murder case, she comes across issues that were never pursued at trial—loose ends no one bothered tying up because of the dramatic nature of the incriminating evidence. Is it possible, Rachel wonders, that Angela is innocent, that she was framed by someone with an entirely different motive for killing her husband? But if Angela is really innocent, the killer is still out there—and, as Rachel soon discovers, prepared to kill again.
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.
"Gold can't resist getting drawn in, and readers may feel the same way about this latest legal thriller in Michael A. Kahn's Rachel Gold series, which shows off his trademark lightning repartee and captivating setup." — Publishers Weekly
"It’s a treat to see Rachel back from her extended leave of absence since Sheer Gall, and working such a meaty, satisfying case as this one…" — Kirkus Reviews