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Life Sentence (Detective Madison Knight Series)

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A romantic suspense sets the tone for the prequel to the Detective Madison Knight series. When young defense attorney Bryan Lexan takes on a Russian mafia boss for a client, he may have just signed on for the case that will cost him his life. An Amazon top reviewer said, “it’s a powerful story of good and evil, cops and gangsters, love and betrayal… Filled with tension and with a powerhouse ending.”
$3.99 USD e-book
4-Stars-for-Books-Small Rating 4.2 stars*

Author: Carolyn Arnold
Series: Detective Madison Knight SeriesPrequel
Genres: Romance, Mystery, Suspense
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Year: 2013
Length: 256 pages

Print ISBNs: 978-1-988064-22-2

Book Overview for Life Sentence

A defense attorney’s worst nightmare…

“If I pay with my life, you will pay with yours.”

Defense Attorney Bryan Lexan may have just taken on the case which will cost him his life. When his client, a Russian mafia boss, is convicted of first-degree murder, he vows to make Bryan pay.

Meanwhile, Jessica Pratt has always prided herself on being a modern woman–you know, the kind who doesn’t need a man to make her feel complete. So when she finds herself torn between two, she realizes that not all decisions are based on facts. If they were, her boyfriend, Bryan, would be the logical choice. He has the family name, wealth, and a stake in a successful law firm. Only thing is, when she meets Mason Freeman, the chemistry between them is irrefutable and he won’t take no for an answer.

With both of them caught up in a struggle for survival, and a powerful enemy on their heels, they’ll need to decide where their loyalties lie.

Please note: This book is a romantic suspense. Madison Knight of the best-selling police procedural series has more of a secondary role in this book. This story provides insight into Madison’s background and the series that was inspired by her.

Testimonials & Reviews for Life Sentence

“This story has it all: steamy romance, intricate legal battles, violent mafia men, suspenseful detective work, and a cast of characters that will have you guessing who’s innocent and who’s got a hidden agenda.”
Katie Jennings, Author of For Love & Bourbon

“Carolyn Arnold…continues the trend of writing exciting stories that keep your attention throughout…Life Sentence is a thriller all the way…Arnold never disappoints.”
—Barb, The Reading Cafe

“Though unique in her own right, author Carolyn Arnold is a masterful blend of such greats as Shirley Jackson (horror), Joseph Finder (thrills), and Janet Evanovich (humor and romance). Life Sentence is powerful and gripping, with so many twists and turns it left me gasping…”
—Betty Dravis, Award-winning Author and Journalist

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Other Books in the Detective Madison Knight Series

Ties That Bind
Found Innocent
Just Cause
Deadly Impulse
In the Line of Duty

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