Copyright © 2012 by Cheryl Cory
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Cover by Lorraine Hruska
Cover Photo by Olaf Simon
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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.
This book is dedicated
to everyone who kept bugging me
to get it out.
Our musical doorbell went off, just after the defendant had entered the hallway to tell the host, in typically ungrammatical fashion, why Judge Carmen was wrong and needed to go back to law school. I was lying on the couch, wrapped up in a Snuggie, with a couple of remotes and a big bowl of apple crisp within snarfing distance. Something about this whole situation seemed terribly familiar.