Praise for "Terminal Ambition"

"Author Kate McGuinness does a terrific job highlighting the challenges that are all too familiar to women in the working world, especially in big law. An intriguing portrayal of discrimination and harassment, Terminal Ambition is a must read."

Susan Estrich, Fox News Commentator, Robert Kingsley Professor of Law, University of Southern California, Author of Sex and Power

"Every working woman should read this book! Author Kate McGuinness both entertains and educates, inspires and motivates women and men who are with them to claim the rights that is theirs by law and more. Brilliant, passionate, "Terminal Ambition" could revolutionize how you think about going to work and what you can do there."

Kathleen Barry, Professor Emerita
Pennsylvania State University
Author of Female Sexual SlaveryUnmaking War, Remaking Men

“A gritty legal thriller, set in the everyday life of high-priced lawyers and their wealthy corporate clients, that pivots on the theme of sexual harassment. This page-turner book not only illuminates one of the most persistent and important gender-justice problems of the day---a problem that continues to burden the lives of professional women decades after the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas incident---but it also raises thorny moral questions that challenge every woman or man who seeks success in the top professions of our society. A must read for lawyers and nonlawyers alike.”

 Roy L. Brooks, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

"The issues addressed in McGuinness' intriguing first novel - from acquaintance rape to sexual harassment - are ones that will be all too familiar to her readers.  Heroine Maggie Mahoney's courage in challenging the status quo will inspire young women to speak up and take action in their own lives."

Abigail Collazo
Editor Fem2pt0

"In Maggie Mahoney, Mc Guinness has created a vivid and engaging protagonist, who possesses grit, integrity and a burning desire for justice. Surely admirable qualities for a lawyer---but they may yet bring about her destruction."

Claire McNab, Former President Sisters in Crime, Author of Accidental Death

"In this engaging thriller, Terminal Ambition tackles the culture of sexual harassment and discrimination in a big law firm. From its dramatic opening on a mountaintop to intriguing scenes inside the walls of a powerful firm, this page-turner offers reader a wild ride they won’t soon forget."

Steven J. Harper
Author: The Partnership; Crossing Hoffa
Retired partner, Kirkland & Ellis

“A terrific, smart, honest book. Kate McGuinness knows the inside scoop on life at a big law firm. She also knows how to write a suspenseful page-turner—one that doesn’t shy away from presenting the ugly reality of workplace sexual harassment and discrimination. As important as it is long overdue.”

Will Meyerhofer, JD MSW, author of Way Worse Than Being a Dentist