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Justice in June (Mary Magruder Katz #2)

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  58 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Miami in June: it's raining, it's pouring, but the life of criminal defense attorney Mary Magruder Katz is anything but boring-especially when she gets caught up in a whirlwind of three different cases.Judge Liz Maxwell's job, sanity, and reputation are at stake, and she needs Mary to ferret out wrongdoing in Miami's courts. Solving this case won't just mean going out on a ...more
Hardcover, 301 pages
Published June 7th 2010 by Oceanview Publishing (first published June 1st 2010)
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Nancy Steinle gummel
I really enjoyed Justice in June by Barbara Levenson. It was a fast read. The action is nonstop. There's something new developing on just about every page. Our heroine is a lawyer with fascinating cases. Mary is dealing with a federal case of unlawful restraint, a judicial misconduct and drug case and a class action lawsuit against a builder Carlos who happens to be her boyfriend. The outcome of these cases are the basis for this story.
Sahar Sabati
Nov 01, 2013 Sahar Sabati rated it really liked it
A follow-up to 2009’s Fatal February, Justice in June finds lawyer Mary Magruder Katz yet again embroiled in various cases that threaten her sanity, her personal life and, well, her very life. Barbara Levenson’s second book is a great read and a good choice to add to your summer reading list.

Mary Katz’ life changes drastically following two phone calls. The first phone call came from Judge Liz Maxwell, whose years of dedication are threatened by wrongdoings happening in her court, wrongdoings th
Jul 20, 2014 Laura rated it it was amazing
Justice In June is the second book in Barbara Levenson’s Mary Magruder Katz Mystery Series. The book opens with a dead informant and criminal defense attorney Mary Magruder Katz getting a call from Judge Elizabeth Maxwell asking for a meeting ASAP.

Judge Maxwell asks Mary to defend her in a hush/hush case that could ruin her career or possibly send her to jail. Added to the extra stress of possibly losing the case, Mary might have to depend on her ex to retrieve some information that could point

Starting right off with the death of an informer, we meet Mary Magruder Katz, a criminal defense attorney in Miami, immediately thrown into heavyweight cases building up to overload. Her friend Judge Liz Maxwell is about to up the ante with a serious criminal investigation aimed at her, and needs Mary's legal assistance. It doesn't help that the dead informer was the main witness in a case that Judge Maxwell is trying.

If that were not enough, Mary's hunk of a boyfriend, Carlos, desperately needs
C.C. Thomas
Jun 21, 2011 C.C. Thomas rated it really liked it
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Another hot summer crime thriller! Why is it that summer is the best time to indulge in this type of book? Lazing on the beach or by the pool, I almost feel criminal as I read another thriller steeped in murder and mystery. Perhaps it’s because only a cliff-hanger can bring me up from my sun-induced coma.

If you are a fan of Janet Evanovich and her fictional character, Stephanie Plum, then this is a book and series you will enjoy. Justice in June is the second installment of this series; the fir
Aug 13, 2014 Cissa rated it really liked it
Barbara Levenson's Justice in June is certainly a page-turner! Both the main plots were well thought out and nicely twisty, and the confusion on Mary's part about what was related to what case was interesting and well handled.

Usually in mysteries, the diverse threads all end up being a part of one plot; I hope it's not too much of a spoiler to appreciate that Levenson did less of that here, all the while using confusion about what was related to what in a very believable way.

The third plot on th
Marika Charalambous
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The story is fun and it kind of reminds me of Stephanie Plum, except Mary Katz is not such a klutz and an airhead like Stephanie is in Janet Evanovich’s books.

Mary is a lawyer, and a very good one at that. She lives in Miami where being ‘white’ is in fact not necessarily the norm. She has a cute boyfriend, Carlos, who asks Mary to help one of his friends from Argentina since he got imprisoned out of the blue. Carlos doesn’t tell her
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Mar 09, 2015 Story Circle Book Reviews rated it really liked it
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In the heart of a snowy winter, I've found it wise to sometimes seek out books that transport me to warmer, gentler places in our country. Justice in June did just that, sending me down to Miami—where the heat in Miami-Dade County was about much more than the weather—to share in the life of criminal defense attorney Mary Magruder Katz.

Mary has her own law firm now and is doing quite well after a sensational win for her client in her first novel, Fatal February. She is mad about her sexy new boyf
Aug 18, 2015 Janice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mary Magruder Katz is a criminal defense lawyer in Miami whose life is suddenly very busy, as she gets involved in three high profile cases in June. So much for the lazy hazy days of summer.

Respected Judge Elizabeth Maxwell finds herself being investigated by the district attorney’s office due to a drug informant being killed. There is a desperate call from her boyfriend Carlos who wants Mary to go help a “relative” who has been picked up by the police, though he does not know what the charge is
Darcy Odden
Jun 05, 2010 Darcy Odden rated it it was amazing
It's no ordinary Monday at the office. In the course of two phone calls, Miami criminal defense attorney Mary Magruder Katz's life is turned upside down.

First off, Judge Elizabeth Maxwell calls to request Mary's help. The judge is being investigated by the state attorney's office in relation to the assassination of a drug informant in a case over which the judge is presiding. Can Mary represent her?

Next Mary's boyfriend, developer Carlos Martin, calls her because a family friend, Luis Corona fr
May 31, 2010 Patricia rated it it was amazing
Mary Magruder Katz is a Miami attorney who has suddenly found herself overwhelmed with work. Judge Liz Maxwell who is being investigated for dismissing drug cases without just cause has hired Katz. Katz has a lot of respect for Judge Maxwell and is determined to prove that she is innocent of any wrongdoing.

Carlos Martin, Katz’s boyfriend has asked her to check on Luis Corona, the son of an old family friend. Katz visits Luis at the jail and finds that Luis is now charged with terrorism and that
Nov 16, 2014 Cindy rated it it was amazing
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When I was contacted about getting a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, I said sure. Although I hadn't heard of the author, as a Floridian, how could I pass up a mystery that takes place in Florida?

From the moment that I started reading, I was hooked on Mary Katz, an criminal defense attorney. This was a fast paced book that was hard to put down. The author gives us three cases throughout the book that Mary is working on. And all of them are very interesting. We are given lots o
Jun 12, 2014 Tess rated it it was amazing
Justice in June Barbara Levenson
This is the 2nd book in the Mary Magruder mystery series, We find Mary preparing to defend Judge Liz Maxwell, who is being investigated by the State's Attorney. She has been accused of dismissing or closing drug cases, without a hearing. At the same time Mary is asked, by her boy friend Carlos, to defend his "almost cousin" Luis who has been arrested and accused of terrorism.
In Liz's case how far will our judicial system go to either accuse or defend one of their
Jeanne Jenkins
Apr 22, 2013 Jeanne Jenkins rated it it was amazing
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I loved this book. It is the 2nd book that I read from Barbara Levenson. The characters were great especially the attorney, Mary. Occasionally it referred back to the other book, Fatal February, but each book actually stands on its own. Carlos was back again in this book. I like him, and so does Mary, at least on most days. There were several 'events' that happened in Miami, where this book is set. I lived there for a very brief time, and knew many of the places she referred to. I like reading b ...more
Jul 10, 2010 Bridget rated it it was amazing

Who knew that two phone calls could change Mary's life forever? When she receives a phone call from Judge Maxwell asking Mary, a defense attorney, to represent her in court, Mary is mystified. A drug information was murdered and now Judge Maxwell is being investigated.

Then, Carlos, Mary's boyfriend asks Mary if she will help his friend, Luis, get out of jail. The details of his arrest become clear and Mary is devastated to learn that he is charged with Terrorism. To make matters worse, she and C
Jun 02, 2010 Lou rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just finished this book on the weekend.Thoroughly enjoyed it. The Launch is on June 7, 2010, but it is available now on Amazon. Enjoy!
May 30, 2015 louann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

Their is nothing I don't like about this book. Started reading and could not put it down. Very good author.
Jack Goodstein
Jun 21, 2014 Jack Goodstein rated it liked it
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Scrappy female lawyer defends a judge accused of corruption and a young Argentinian accused of terrorism on a plane entering the county.
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One of the better mysteries I've read recently.
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Barbara Levenson has lived in Miami for the past 32 years. A cum laude graduate of the University of Miami Law School, Barbara has served as a prosecutor and run her own law practice where she focused on criminal defense and civil rights litigation. Barbara and her husband, a retired financial consultant, bred and showed German Shepherd Dogs for 20 years and finished 11 champions in the show ring. ...more
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