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Lady Justice in the Eye of the Storm

Narrated by: George Kuch
Series: Lady Justice, Book 18
Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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With the death of a young black man, Walt and Ox are dragged into the eye of a storm as Kansas City erupts in violence and demonstrations.

Fearing for their lives, Captain Short sends them on assignment to Cabo San Lucas where they find themselves in the eye of a very different and even more dangerous storm - Hurricane Odile.

Surviving these ordeals pushes both men beyond the limits of anything they have experienced, and leaves Walt facing one of the most important decisions of his life.

©2014 Robert Thornhill (P)2017 Robert Thornhill

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Stormy story

This was quite a different story for Walt Williams and his gang. I did enjoy it but as it is such a serious subject I didn't think it was as funny as previous books. I liked the in sight into living in a disaster zone and how people pull together to survive. The strong bond between friends is very strong in this book and is heart warming.
When Walt and his partner are involved in an officer shooting, tension in Kansas city is tested with racism the hot topic. To cool things down they are given leave and sent on a working holiday. To relax in luxury with there wives but keep an eye out for an employee selling drugs to tourists. Before the pair can even unpack there suitcase a hurricane hits the holiday resort and another fight for survival ensures. Back at home things are not calming down and when the bedraggled couples return home they spark another incident that could burn Kansa City down to the ground. Can everything be seen in black or white? Or is there a compromise that will please both sides that divide a city.
George Kuch does a good job with his narration and helps the book run smoothly.

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The water we drink. The air that we breathe.

Author Robert Thornhill's gloriously funny series about the elderly cop, Walt Williams, his partner Ox, and his assortment of curious friends, has frequently also raised thought provoking issues. But this book is darker than the earlier stories as he and Ox are involved in a shooting which threatens to bring large scale racial violence to Kansas City. To remove them temporarily from the public eye, the couple, with their wives, are sent on a two weeks, work related, luxury holiday - and straight into violence of another sort: the 2014 hurricane which hits their holiday location within two days of their arrival. There they experience first hand how desperation can affect even the most law abiding men.
Although still retaining the wonderfully lugubrious style and flashes of comedy, Walt here is more world weary, his musings less certain that he can continue to fight for lady justice. As in all of the earlier books, George Kuch is Walt Williams, delivering the first person recounting with impeccable talking-to-the-listener-personally style. He catches all of the nuances, the humour, the fears and small successes perfectly.

A darker story than it's earlier counterparts, this is still a book I highly recommend both for the thrills, the friendships and the subject matter itself. The whole series never disappoints.

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  • Emily
  • 05-05-20

Realistic

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

While there is no mystery in this book, I think maybe it was better than the previous few because it's based on real events. It felt like a different book to the last few books in the series, and I enjoyed it.

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  • PattyH
  • 04-02-20

Lady Justice in the Eye of the Storm. Book 18

Walt and Ox are caught in the middle of city wide violence and demonstrations after Ox is forced to shoot a suspect.

This had me in tears or very close to tears from first page to last. It's an emotional rollercoaster ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 15-01-20

Lady Justice in the Eye of the Storm

Robert Thornhill does it again and creates a powerful story that dips into a very touchy subject. While Walt and Ox have to deal with a very difficult situation we all begin to think more on this subject and see both sides. Another fantastic addition to this series.

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  • Catrina P
  • 13-10-19

Lady Justice in the Eye of the Storm

I am thoroughly enjoying following the antics of Officer Walt Williams. The topic of this book is quite serious and very relevant, but Mr. Thornhill still manages to infuse some humor. Very thought provoking and also very enjoyable.

George Kuch does a fantastic job of relaying the story with the perfect amount of energy and emotion. I can’t imagine anyone else voicing Walt.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Tyler
  • 09-09-19

Always entertaining

Each book in the series bring fun and adventure. I always laugh and enjoy all the little things that become incorporated into the main storyline. Ready to start the next.

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  • Roger Fauble
  • 19-08-19

Great read, enjoyable series

Lady Justice in the Eye of the Storm is my eighteenth enjoyable read/listen from author Robert Thornhill. Another entertaining clean read, filled with puns & one-liners, as always dealing with current social topics. Each book in the series seems better than the last as Thornhill continues to up his game. Narrator George Kuch again adds greatly to the listening enjoyment with his wide variety of entertaining voices & inflections, Kuch IS Walt Williams! I’ll definitely be reading more from Thornhill! I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. Since I own both the Audible & Kindle versions I was able to follow along while being read to. Up next is Lady Justice on the Dark Side. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • naiveblueeyes08
  • 30-05-18

So much packed into one amazing book!

The author provided me with a complimentary copy of this audiobook with no expectation of a review. Wow, what can I say? There was so much packed into this one book that I'm overwhelmed (but in a good way). There's a hurricane, officer-involved shootings, protests and near riot conditions. I can't wait to start the next book to find out what will happen next!

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  • Suzan
  • 03-03-18

Way to go Walt

Oh my! A hurricane what! As always Robert Thornhill has caught my attention and kept me entertained. I find when I read one of Roberts books I learn more about what ever topic he has chosen for the story line. In this book I got a first hand look at what a hurricane can be like. Well done again Robert. Also George Kuch does the most amazing job of narrating this series. He is the true voice of Walt Williams. Not to give anything away but the ending of this book leaves the reader wondering where this story will go next in Walt's life

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  • Jan
  • 28-02-18

A little too true, but still funny as always!

First Ox is in the unenviable position of firing on a man endangering his partner's life with a blade and setting off protests and importing outside agitators. Of course they are put on leave both for their safety and to free up officers who would have had to guard them, but to get them out of town they are sent to a Mexican resort to assist in investigation of a probable drug ring. Sounds good, but it turned into a nightmare when a hurricane descended upon the area and everyone had to go into survival mode--think high heat/humidity, no flushing toilets or running water, no electricity or phone, limited food supply, and iffy transportation home. They aren't home very long and a friend asks for help protecting another's business from expected robbery, which they do, but on the way home they come upon a robbery in progress and officer down. This time it's Walt who has to fire to save the hostage and others. Riveting.
I use the audio, and George Kuch is perfect as narrator.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-02-18

A relevant story for this time.

This story is about two cops caught up in a shooting controversy, then a real account of the author and his wife caught in a hurricane. Great book and as always the narration is superb. Loved it.