Melissa F. Miller is a commercial litigator. She and her husband practice law together in South Central Pennsylvania, where they live with their three young children.
When she is not in court or on the playground, Melissa writes crime fiction.
on July 26, 2013 :
I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. I couldn't put it down!
(review of free book)
on Dec. 08, 2011 :
Wow! Melissa Miller has a no-holds-barred writing style that is perfect for the legal thriller genre. I felt like my pulse was elevated from the second chapter through to the amazing climax. The characters were well-developed and the plot was engrossing. The relational degrees of separation were a little too pat, but in retrospect I realized that this quirk allowed me to enjoy the novel more.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
on Dec. 04, 2011 :
I won this book through a LibraryThing Member's Giveaway. I am so glad that I won this book. I am a big fan of legal thrillers and this book is an amazing legal thriller. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book.
This book follows Sasha McCandless, an attorney at a large legal firm. The airline that Sasha's firm represents has just had one of their planes crash, and now Sasha's firm must defend the airline against a lawsuit. Lawsuits aren't the only thing that Sasha has to fight against. Sasha discovers some information about a certain suspicious program that was installed in the crashed airplane and finds herself fighting against attacks by people who don't want her to dig any further.
Melissa Miller gives the reader a glance into what it is like to work in a law firm. She doesn't overdue the legal jargon, and she makes it interesting to the reader. Miller throws in many twists and turns that will leave Sasha and the reader wondering who to trust. The reader can see that Miller definitely knows her stuff.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
on Dec. 02, 2011 :
This was sent as a free book for a review here through Librarything.
I really enjoyed this book. It's a legal thriller featuring petite lawyer Sasha McCandless who's a rising star in her firm and who is also a fierce warrior training in a self defence type of "martial" arts called Kava Magna. She ends up having to use her training a few times through the course of the book!
The book starts with a plane crash that seems obviously triggered by something a passenger did with a phone. Who is he? why did he do it? Who is he working for? It's not called terrorism but really, that's what it is except the motivation isn't political, it's greed. Someone is trying to sell a navigation system that can be controlled remotely. Sasha's law firm represents the airline and things get complicated from there.
Little by little she unravels the plot and mystery, encountering a Federal Air Marshal agent and a few thugs along the way. The plot moves quickly, is well written, with characters that keep you interested. I had a hard time putting this one down!
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)