Title:  Judgment

Author: Joseph Finder

It was nothing more than one-night stand.  Juliana Brody, a judge in the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, is rumored to be in consideration for the federal circuit and maybe someday, the highest court in the land.  While at a conference in a Chicago hotel, she meets a gentle, vulnerable man and has an unforgettable night with him–something she’s 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 entrapped, he night of infidelity captured on video.  Strings ae being pulled in high places, a terrifying conspiracy unfolds that will turn her life upside down.  But soon it becomes clear that personal humiliation–even the possible destruction of her career–is 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 require her to be as ruthless as they are.