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Justice (Jessica Ford #2)

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  2,042 Ratings  ·  193 Reviews
Feisty criminal attorney Jessica Ford has done her best to comply with the orders of the Secret Service’s unofficial witness protection program ever since she became the lone witness to the First Lady’s murder. Unfortunately, winning her first high-profile case for a prestigious Washington, D.C., law firm, subsequently landing her face all over the news, is not exactly “ke ...more
Audio CD, Unabridged, 12 pages
Published July 19th 2011 by Brilliance Corporation (first published January 1st 2011)
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First off I want to say that I have marked this under my "Ghost" shelf and "cheating hero" shelf, though the ghost didn't play that big of a part in the story (she didn't solve any misteries,talk to anyone and barly made an apperence). Not being real big on the ghost theme myself I was kinda worried when it first made an apperence however I think that Karen Robards played nice and light. The cheating part was in thier past and the h had walked in on the H kissing another woman, to some people re ...more
Mar 11, 2017 Cheri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So far the best book I have read by KR. It is riveting from beginning to end. I was not expecting the who dunnit person to be who it was. The ending was a great finale!
Oct 24, 2013 Nicola rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Wanted to give this 1/2 star! The story advertised sounded really good, and it was registered under the mystery/thriller genre. It's also the second book featuring the main characters, but while it refers to the first story it is not necessary to read it. As it was the audio book I knew I was up for 11 hours and 22 minutes, pity the story advertised didn't actually get started until I had suffered through 10 hours and 50 minutes of crap. The main story line featured Jess (the heroine) constantly ...more
Dec 26, 2011 Stacia rated it did not like it
Shelves: adult-suspense
Had I known this would be a cheesy, and poorly written, romance.... Stuck on vacation. I curse supermarket novels everywhere!
Lea's Audiobooks Hensley
Narrated by Angela Dawe
After listening to an hour of the newly released Justice, I was wondering more about the TSTL behavior of heroine Jessica Ford than the plot. She’s in the Secret Service’s witness protection program (of sorts) after witnessing the murder of the First Lady. Now that she is established with her new identity, she only takes the slightest of precautions and has more an attitude of “Why are you making me do this?” than anything else. But I digress because this is one good roma
Oct 23, 2016 Çisem rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yorumuma öncelikle kitabı sevdiğimi söyleyerek başlamak istiyorum. Zaten puanımdan da anlaşılıyordur diye tahmin ediyorum. :D İçeriğe girmiyorum arka kapak yazısı konuyu gayet net özetliyor zaten.

Kitap ile ilgili sevdiğim noktalar:

1- Sonuna kadar sürükledi, yani yarısında beni sıkmadı (çok şükür)
2- Yazarın yazım tarzını çok beğendim. Keşke daha çok kitabı çevrilse.
3- Karakterleri sevdim. Özellikle Jess'i. Güçlü ve akıllı bir kadındı çünkü.

Kitap ile ilgili sevmediğim noktalar:

1- Sonu! O kadar oku
Oct 04, 2012 Quillracer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book opens with Jessica Ford, the heroine of 'Pursuit,' in unofficial witness protection by the Secret Service. This consists of Jessica dying her hair blonde, swapping her glasses for contacts, and changing her name to Jessica Dean and continuing to practice law at a high profile law firm in her home town of Washington D.C.


Why not just put a target on her back and shout, "Come get her!" through a bullhorn from the top of the Washington Monument. But you know that won't happen. We ca
Nov 28, 2011 Joy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I won this book in a Goodreads give away.

Who in what government agency was out to kill Jess for being in the car when the first lady was killed? There seemed to be so much back story that I wondered if this was second in a series.

I finished the book but I had to make myself. I was frustrated with Jess for being so smart and so stupid at the same time. She knows someone might want to kill her but she is not going to take any procautions no matter what.

And what was the ghost part doing in this bo
Fre06 Begum
Oct 22, 2014 Fre06 Begum rated it it was ok
Mark just did not do it for me I really could not feel his love for her and seriously that excuse for kissing his ex was just dumb I can't believe that at some point he wouldn't cheat on her again' not a true hero for me
Mar 23, 2017 Woowho rated it did not like it
Audiobook - the first book was ok and I picked this up as a light read as I knew the characters, but while the first book halfway worked, this one is an epic fail, just too unbelievable. And I can't stand the girl gets guy in the first book, but hates guy in the second, and only a few months have passed in book land. Just give this sequel a pass as you walk on by.
Aug 30, 2012 Christine rated it did not like it
First thing's first: This book is a sequel, but not to a book that called for a sequel. It's the sequel to a book I basically liked, and has managed to ruin any fond memories I might have harbored. Jessica and Mark had a nice little adventure in Pursuit after Jessica survived a car crash that killed the first lady of the US. They ran away from some bad guys, nearly got killed a few times, had some steamy sex, and got together at the end. It wasn't brilliant, but I enjoyed it.

Then I Picked up thi
Jun 09, 2013 Chris rated it really liked it
Shelves: karen-robards

Feisty criminal attorney Jessica Ford has done her best to comply with the orders of the Secret Service’s unofficial witness protection program ever since she became the lone witness to the First Lady’s murder. She changed her name, dyed her dark hair blonde, and traded her sturdy black-rimmed glasses for conta
"Justice" is a follow up of sorts to 2009's "Pursuit". We first met Jess and Mark in that book when Jess was the sole survivor of a car accident involving the First Lady of the US. You can read this book as a stand alone but I would suggest reading "Pursuit" first to get a handle on why exactly Jess and Mark believe that she is in danger in this book. I enjoyed this one more than I did "Pursuit".

Because of the events in "Pursuit" Jess is supposed to be keeping a low profile. She is in the Secret
Cami Meyers
Feb 27, 2017 Cami Meyers rated it really liked it
Very good book. Lots of twists.
Feisty criminal attorney Jessica Ford has done her best to comply with the orders of the Secret Service’s unofficial witness protection program ever since she became the lone witness to the First Lady’s murder. She changed her name, dyed her dark hair blonde, and traded her sturdy black-rimmed glasses for contact lenses. Unfortunately, winning her first high-profile case for prestigious Washington, D.C., law firm Ellis Hayes, and subsequently landing her face all over the news, is not exactly “k ...more
3.5 Stars

Criminal attorney Jessica Ford is trying to get her life back on track following a near escape from death. After winning her first high-profile case, Jess has her reservations about the outcome and when she is attacked outside her apartment her suspicions as well as those of her ex-boyfriend, Secret Service agent Mark Ryan, are aroused. What has Jess stumbled upon and why is she be targeted by an assassin?

A solid romantic suspense but not as thrilling as it could ha
Sep 18, 2011 Danna rated it liked it
I read Justice because I really enjoyed one of Robards's other novels--Shattered--which surprised me, because from the cover it looked like a very trashy book (and I didn't think the book was trashy at all!). However, I was mostly disappointed by Justice, which was the quintessential trashy womens' novel.

I would love to try and do a count of how many times Robards describes character Mark Ryan's chest as "broad" or "wide." My head was screaming, "give me a break!" the whole time I was reading t
Jul 13, 2011 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Justice begins with a woman dying, two young runaways being the only witnesses, and an unexpected conclusion to a rape trial. Jess is a young, hard-working lawyer that is moving up in the ranks of the law firm where she works as she has just won a high profile case. But instead of celebrating Jess is trying to figure out why the prosecution's main witness recanted her story on the stand. With the help of her ex-boyfriend, Mark Ryan, Jess begins to investigate more into the case that she has just ...more
Jul 18, 2013 Jeane rated it liked it
This is a follow up to Pursuit. Jessica Ford is the only survivor of an accident that killed the
First Lady and was being protected by the Secret Service since the people who caused the death of the First Lady might be after Jessica. She changed her name to Jessica Dean,dyed her hair and got contact lenses. This was the first implausible thing to me. That's not much disguise at all,
especially when you refuse to leave D.C. and then go to work for the very elite legal firm of Ellis Hayes. How could
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
Nov 16, 2012 Jillian (NetGalley Addict) rated it really liked it

Jessica is in a pseudo witness protection program, but she just won her first high profile case and is now all over the news. Her ex Mark is assigned to keep her safe, he still wants to be with her, and she wants to kill him. Jessica gets a spot on the legal team and she can’t get over how the victim of a rape recanted on the stand. She thinks the witness has been threatened and she can’t let it go. The woman who she replaced, who just up and married, has her worried to. Jessica gets attacked by
Addie Calvitt
Jan 30, 2013 Addie Calvitt rated it really liked it
This is Robards' second book in the Jessica Ford series. The story line is similar to the first: somebody wants Jessica Ford dead. In the first book, Jessica is protected by Secret Service Agent Mark Ryan, and along the way of unraveling the mystery in the first book, Jessica and Mark fall in love.

In the second book, we learn that Jessica and Mark are no longer together, but because someone (again) wants Jessica dead, Mark is there to protect her once again. I admit that I did not care for the a
Jun 01, 2011 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Suspense thriller lovers
This book is absolutely gripping! It's only my second Karen Robards and I'll definitely be reading more!

Jessica Ford, a criminal lawyer, is under Secret Service protection, as she was the only witness to the First Lady of the US being killed in a car accident, deemed suspicious. But she refuses to 'go into hiding' choosing instead to change her appearance and get on with her life. Upon winning a high profile case, her photo was on the front page of the papers, and from then on, things began to g
Teo Qi
Dec 21, 2014 Teo Qi rated it liked it
I'm not particularly satisfied with the ending, because this was not the kind of 'justice' I envision it to be. Murder was an act of revenge and certainly not justice. At the end, they still follow the conspiracy of Mr Mann's values of protecting the client regardless of their crimes, I thought that something was seriously wrong here. Another thing I realized is, her change in identity and past encounter have nothing to do with this, seems that they're overly paranoid about their previous encoun ...more
Ashley Dawn
Jul 21, 2011 Ashley Dawn rated it really liked it
This was a good, twisting read! Jess is supposed to be keeping a low profile because as the only witness to a major murder, she doesn't need the media attention. The problem is with her first big win at a new firm, she is photographed along with the whole defense team. This media attention brings Mark back into her life. Mark is her ex boyfriend and also the secret service agent who has been assigned to protect her. Questions start piling up like why did the victim recant on the stand? Was she f ...more
Francesca Rock
Jul 26, 2013 Francesca Rock rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
I am currently in a daze of loving mystery novels. Must have murder and mayhem and this book certainly fit the bill! I have read a few Karen Robards novels in the past and have always enjoyed them - and this one was no different.

The story was quickly paced, if a bit predictable. There was something a bit concerning to me about it though - there was kind of a magical element going on in the story with Allison (the woman who eloped) that never got explained. Why did Jess see her? Where did that ph
May 12, 2015 Amy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 23, 2011 Beverly rated it it was ok
Jess Ford has just won a high profile case -- the son of s senator was accused of rape. They seemed to be in trouble when the "victim" recanted on the stand. She should be celebrating but she saw Tiffany being accosted on the street and Jess believes she is in trouble. On her way home, Jess is mugged and if not for the intervention of her former boyfriend and FBI agent Mark, she probably wold be dead. Mark and Jess think this attack might have something to do with what brought them together in t ...more
Jan 26, 2016 Katrina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hired by a prestigious D.C. law firm after barely surviving witnessing the murder of the First Lady, attorney Jessica Ford is deliberately keeping a low profile as she gets a sensational rape case involving a senator 19s son, whom she is defending, is abruptly dismissed because the victim recants on the stand. The problem is, Jess suspects that the victim recanted because she was threatened. Meanwhile, she has an uneasy feeling about the beautiful young associate she replaced: where is Allison H ...more
Jun 15, 2012 Nikki rated it it was ok
I was disappointed with this one. At first I thought it would be interesting to read a follow-up book by K.Robards. Sadly I was let down by the fact that the two main characters of the previous book (Pursuit) had ended their relationship and were no longer together at the start of this book. So this was like history repeating itself. If they got together or not at the end of the book was irrelevant to me, because I have no faith it would remain that way. By the end of this story I didn't much li ...more
MB (What she read)
Jan 12, 2011 MB (What she read) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense readers
3 3/4 stars for me. Very enjoyable! It was great to have a new Robards to read!

BTW, I didn't know this going in, but this is actually a sequel to Pursuit. I wonder if there will be a #3? From the ending, I'd say that is a possibility.

I need some new romantic suspense authors recommended to me. Anyone have suggestions? (Please, no author spam. I want READER recs! I like Robards and Linda Howard. I need recs of that calibre. No paranormals or urban fantasy recs, okay?)

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Karen Robards is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than fifty books and one novella. She has won multiple awards including six Affaire de Coeur Silver Pen Awards for favorite author.
Karen has been writing since she was very young, and was first published nationally in the December 1973 Reader's Digest. She sold her first romance novel, ISLAND FLAME, wh
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