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Is a charitable cause worth killing for? For some, the answer is yes.
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Kill Mikael, kill your son. Save Mikael, Save your son. Easy choice. But is it?
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writer :
Lori Lacefield
Open Book Media, LLC

The Advocate,, May 1, 2018

Former victim Palmer reed is facing the anniversary of her kidnapping and the unsolved death of two men when she receives an invitation to join the board of Tennessee's prestigious Diamond Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping the victims of crime. Run by Marjoram Swall, a woman known as "The Vindicator", who helped rescue Palmer twenty years ago from the hands of their mutual enemy, the Foundation casts Palmer into its society of country clubs, elite galas, and fundraisers. Palmer quickly embraces the calling of the Foundation, believing that by helping other victims, it will aid in resolving her own past. But something dark lies beneath the Foundation's surface, and when Palmer uses the organization's sinister methods of extortion to enact vengeance upon those who hurt her and destroyed her father, she finds herself at the crossroads of an assassin, her father's enemies, and even Marjoram herself. For Palmer has discovered what the others don't know - Marjoram's willingness to take justice to the ultimate level - murder.

The Fifth Juror,, May 1, 2018

Former juror Jess Dawson is facing a difficult time in her life, raising an autistic son and navigating a failing marriage, when her past service as a juror on a high-profile death penalty case comes back to haunt her. Mikael Kriskan, the young Russian the jury sentenced to death for killing his adoptive American parents one cold Colorado night, is nearing his execution date when the foreman of the jury is found dead, and all aspects of his death parallel the original case. Then, a second juror appears to commit suicide and leaves a disturbing note attached to his chest "KJ - Do the right thing." Only Jess knows the true meaning of the message, and soon finds herself squeezed between the demands of the original prosecutor on the case, now her lover, who's intent on executing Kriskan, and members of the Russian mob, who are hell bent to force Jess to confess to her past transgressions and return the genius Kriskan to his Russian roots. The choice the mob gives her seems easy. Kill Mikael, kill her son. Save Mikael, save her son. But in a world of politics and presumed guilt or innocence, this choice will be anything but easy.

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Writing, Technical writing, Fiction writing
Mystery, Suspense/thriller
Member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, Pikes Peak Writers, and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers