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Justice (Jessica Ford #2)

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New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards is back with an exhilarating romantic thriller that will leave readers breathless.

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 da
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ebook, 352 pages
Published July 19th 2011 by Gallery Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Noelle
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
Cheri
Mar 11, 2017 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!
Nicola
Oct 24, 2013 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
Stacia
Dec 26, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Çisem
Oct 23, 2016 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
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Quillracer
Oct 04, 2012 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.

Really?

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
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Joy
Nov 28, 2011 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
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Fre06 Begum
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
Sarah Salvaggio
There was not much of a romance or mystery to this book. I guessed the who done it prior to being half way through the book.

Would NOT recommend but since I was able to get through the book (unlike others) it receives at least 2 starts.
Sandy
Basically a good story. The distracting romance was over and he top as was the feisty stupidity of the heroine. Doing dumb, dangerous things because she needs to prove she can take care of herself has never been a good forwarder or a plot as far as I'm concerned.
Sylvia Doughty
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book and keeps you hanging on almost the end before the twist comes in for "justice"... super read !!!
Rhonda
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nook, 2017-read
Good tale and a decent mystery with some good action, but it was a departure from the first book. There was less action and the author decided to add a ghost to the story.
Nancy Methven
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the first Jess and Mark book. This one was still great, but not as exciting as the first one until the end.
Woowho
Mar 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Christine
Aug 30, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Chris
Jun 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: karen-robards
THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY

3.5
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
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Bea  Charmed
"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
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Cami Meyers
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good book. Lots of twists.
Susan
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
Lauren
Justice
3.5 Stars

Synopsis
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?

Review
A solid romantic suspense but not as thrilling as it could ha
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Danna
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
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Samantha
Jul 13, 2011 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
Jeane
Jul 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jillian (NetGalley Addict)

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
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Addie Calvitt
Jan 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Brenda
Jun 01, 2011 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
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Teo
Dec 21, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 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
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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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