Judgment by Joseph Finder


Joseph Finder

Juliana Brody is in consideration for the federal circuit, but finds that a man she met one night proves to have an integral role in a case she’s presiding over. Soon it becomes clear that her own life is in mortal jeopardy.

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New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder returns with an explosive new thriller about a female judge and the one personal misstep that could lead to her--and her family's--downfall.

It was nothing more than a one-night stand. Juliana Brody, a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts, is rumored to be in consideration for the federal circuit, maybe someday the highest court in the land. At a conference in a Chicago hotel, she meets a gentle, vulnerable man and has an unforgettable night with him—something she’d never done before. They part with an explicit understanding that this must never happen again.

But back home in Boston, Juliana realizes that this was no random encounter. The man from Chicago proves to have an integral role in a case she's presiding over--a sex-discrimination case that's received national attention. Juliana discovers that she's been entrapped, her night of infidelity captured on video. Strings are being pulled in high places, a terrifying unfolding conspiracy that will turn her life upside down.  But soon it becomes clear that personal humiliation, even the possible destruction of her career, are the least of her concerns, as her own life and the lives of her family are put in mortal jeopardy.

In the end, turning the tables on her adversaries will require her to be as ruthless as they are.

Advance Galley Reviews

I have been a big Joseph Finder fan for quite a few years now and was very excited when I found out his new novel was being offered on First to Read. Needless to say, I was not disappointed. Very fast-paced with all the twists and turns you would expect. If you haven't any of Joseph's work before, you are doing yourself a disservice.

It definitely kept me engaged and went in a few directions I didn't expect. I really enjoyed the protagonist Judge Brody, she was a complex character with virtues and faults that were at war with one another throughout the novel. I also appreciated her Duncan's relationship and seeing how they coped during her struggles. I would definitely read another Finder book if I were in the mood for a thriller.

What a great book - full of intrigue, mystery, fast paced couldn't put it down!! Definitely reminded me to put Joseph Finder back on my TBR pile. Thank you First to Read for the advanced copy.

A work of fiction that could have come straight from the headlines of #metoo, Harvey Weinstein, and shady Wall Street deals. A rising female judge is intimidated and blackmailed while adjudicating a sexual harassment lawsuit against a ridesharing startup & its CEO. She hires a PI to find out who is behind the threats. As they learn more, the judge will have to decide how far she is willing to go and do the ends justify the means? It's a real page turner with short chapters that I couldn't put down.

Juliana is a judge in Boston with a husband and two kids. Life is rolling along pretty great, after all she is rule follower, a “good” girl. She makes a mistake though while at a conference and she will pay for that mistake if she doesn’t sway a particular lawsuit a certain way. Another great thriller from Finder, who is one of my go-to authors. Thank you to First to Read for the advanced copy.

I honestly didn't think she'd live to the end! What a story! It pulls you in and keeps you turning the page. I would definitely recommend. And man, is this book believable in today's world. Thanks First to Read for my advance copy. Go Juliana! I look forward to other books from this author.

Thank you First to Read for allowing me access to an advance reading copy of Judgment. I thoroughly enjoyed it! I connected with the main character Judge Juliana Brody and her difficulty in extricating herself from a blackmail scheme but it became so much more... An international conspiracy was exposed but most of all she had to protect her family and her career. I have read and enjoyed many of Joseph Finder's novels. They all keep me reading compulsively late into the night this one was no exception! I loved it!

What a Nail Biter! Juliana Brody is a Superior Court judge, a fair judge seeking the just and lawful resolution to the cases assigned to her docket. Word is she is destined to go on to bigger and better things including the possibility of becoming a Supreme Court Justice. Although this is a book of fiction, what happens to Juliana could happen to any person in this position. This book will suck you in like a mobile home into a tornado. Juliana can't believe what is happening to her and you can't put the book down because you are shocked, too. She is not a person to roll over and play dead and she takes the bull by the horns with the help of her mentor and confidant, retired state Supreme Court judge Martha Connolly. It is amazing how pressure can change a person when they are caught in the cross hairs. When it seems that Juliana is cornered and about to lose everything, her job, her reputation, her marriage, she does the unexpected and fights fire with fire. I seems the fair minded judge who has always followed the letter of the law can cross the line and be as ruthless as her tormentors. There is not a dull moment in this novel - you won't want to put it down. And you won't figure the ending out in advance either. Joseph Finder is a very good story teller and this is one of his best stories to date. Don't miss it!

This book was absolutely amazing! I could not put it down. I read it in thirteen hours. A whole Saturday of reading. It had some expected turns but also a lot of asking yourself "what's going to happen next?!" Which is probably why I couldn't stop. There were some parts where things happen and you k is what's going to come get it that it's going to play part in the bigger scheme of things or turn into a problem but there were also a lot of unexpected twists and turns. Really great read for those who like mystery and thrillers. I liked the happy ending web though I did not see it coming. Great character development. I can't wait to read more by this author.


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