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You are invited to participate in Kate McGuinness’s virtual book tour and, if you do, you will be entered into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire! From August 13 – November 16, 2012, log into the contest site and visit the assigned blog post, and make a comment to enter. You can enter more than once – see contest instructions and a link to enter. And you can win $50 too! Click to visit the official rules and the link to participate. Kate McGuinness is the author of the legal thriller Terminal Ambition: A Maggie Mahoney Novel.
Woo-hoo!! Today Terminal Ambition made its first appearance on Amazon’s list of top-rated legal thrillers, opening at number 20. It has 21 reviews on Amazon. Its average rating is 4.8 stars with 16 five star reviews and 5 four star reviews.
All of the reviews have pleased me, but I was especially delighted by one posted today by Feminist Law Prof, someone who knows Maggie Mahoney’s world.
I’ve always been a fan of legal thrillers, but it’s hard to find ones with realistic female characters who aren’t just hot bodies. Kate McGuiness has crafted a tough, smart, and sassy female lead with Maggie Mahoney. Through the eyes of Maggie Mahoney, McGuiness tackles sexual harassment in a field where the perpetrators know exactly how to skirt the law.
McGuinness’s examination of Big Law sexual harassment couldn’t be more timely. While real world Big Law firms continue to undergo radical changes, McGuinness’s Mahoney takes on firm culture – revealing sexism, sexual harassment, and rampant misogyny. The periphery characters are rich, the conversations are believable and flesh out the dilemmas facing employees, and Maggie Mahoney is funny, tough, and kind.
Whether or not you’re in the legal field, this novel is worth the read. I can guarantee you will finish the book wishing Maggie was on your team.
As an author, I am delighted when a reader “gets” my legal thriller Terminal Ambition, A Maggie Mahoney Novel. A reader who describes herself as ”FeministLawProf” recently posted a review at Amazon.com that was spot-on.
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