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Lady Justice on the Dark Side

Narrated by: George Kuch
Series: Lady Justice, Book 19
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
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After five years on the police force, a bullet in the kiester from a vengeful gangbanger convinces Walt that it’s time to turn in his badge.

Walt realizes once again that retirement just isn’t his cup of tea and, with a little urging from his brother-in-law, decides to become a private investigator.

For five years he had served the Lady Justice wearing a white robe and a blindfold and followed the rules, but he soon discovered that the P.I. business was leading him across the line into the dark side and a completely different set of rules.

When Walt comes face-to-face with the Lady Justice on the dark side, dressed in a tight skirt, fishnet stockings, and high heels, he is faced with decisions that will change the course of his life.

©2015 Robert Thornhill (P)2018 Robert Thornhill

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Biting the bullet

Wow, I knew from previous books tha Walt Williams was getting dissolutioned with being a cop but never thought he would actually retire. I enjoyed this book but spent the whole book waiting for him to say he had changed his mind, it never came but what did was lots of bullets and rule bending. The usual gang were all present for the story and like normal it was a fun easy listen, if unexpected. I mean if Walt Willisms isn't a cop than what is he? It was fun to see how a by the book policeman can get talked into bending rules as a P.i. Look forward to seeing how this new career path unfolds for Walt. And where it leaves Ox and the captain when he needs another under guy because for some reason I don't think they will have seen the last of rookie cop Walt or I hope they haven't.
With all the killings in the last book the tension is still high in Kansa City and Walt and Ox walk into an ambush which leaves Walt getting shot. Walt comes to the conclusion that enough is enough and he has probably used up all his luck that Lady Justice is willing to give him so it is time to get before he his carried out. By the first hour Walt is board and when Maggie's brother asks for help with his P.i business, nothing dangerous just watching the back of a store for a thief Walt jumps at the chance to get away from Jerry's jokes, Willy's checkers and computer games. Things go smoothly and more and more people ask for help but the brother of one of the boys killed has sworn vengeance and is stalking cop and a certain ex-cop in perticually.
George Kuch has never turned in a bad performance as Walt William's and he definitely doesn't start with this book either.

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To protect and serve.

Narrator George Kuch returns again as Walt Williams, at a new turning point in his life. After five years with the police in the special unit C.R.A.P., Walt, from his hospital bed recovering from a gunshot wound taken in the line of duty, decides to keep his promise to his wife, Maggie, and retire. He is, after all, 70 years of age and she wants to be able to enjoy some quality years with him - they've only been married for four rather danger filled years.
But Walt is bored and starts helping his brother in law in his P.I. business. But there is a dilemma for him to face - the way that a P.I. conducts business is often very different from the police procedure, where everything has to be undertaken with caution and the careful preservation of lines of evidence. It might get the job done more efficiently, but is it right to break in and search a suspect's home, even take away evidence from it, without the sanctity of a warrant? And what is justice, anyway?

This is easy to listen, George Kuch's performance, as ever, perfectly capturing the spirit of Walt Williams as he relates his stories and inner troublings. This fun but serious story by Robert Thornhill in his marvellous Lady Justice series again presents the reader with important ideas to ponder, not only about justice itself but also changes in society over the past seventy years. Characterisation is excellent, the protagonists are real people, good, bad and sometimes irritating, the ideas are considered from all sides and the tone still remains light despite the depth of subject matter. Marvellous.

The books are all stand alone and can be read in any order. It is always a pleasure to meet again with querky old friends in the series: and Walt has a lot of friends.
Highly recommended

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  • Catrina P
  • 16-10-19

On the Dark Side...

After five years on the force Walt is placed in a position of needing to decide... is it worth it?

Robert Thornhill once again shows us that sometimes things are not always black or white... there’s a big gray area. I’m really enjoying how this series continues to grow and morph.

Always entertaining to hear George Kuch give voice to Walt and the crew.

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

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  • PattyH
  • 18-09-19

Loved it!

After a bullet in his tusshy Walt decides it's time to retire. He's bored with doing nothing so he becomes a private detective. Now he's in store for a whole new types of adventures.
As always there's a lot of laughs, mystery and suspense throughout the book.

I can't imagine any of these books being narrated by any other than George Kuch. The voices he uses for each character is perfect.

I received this audible free at my request. This is my honest review.

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  • Tyler
  • 10-09-19

Wow

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
  • 21-08-19

gREAT READ

Lady Justice on the Dark Side is my nineteenth 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 and the Broken Hearts. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • naiveblueeyes08
  • 30-05-18

This series just keeps getting better!

The author provided me with a complimentary copy of this audiobook with no expectation of a review. There was so much action packed into this book. Walt stares death in the face more than once, struggles with moral dilemmas, and comes out the other side with a new attitude and a few long-lost relatives to boot. Do yourself a favor and get this book. You won't regret it!

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  • Jan
  • 20-03-18

What goes around.....

law-enforcement, private-investigators, surprises, humor -------
What goes around comes around, whether good or bad, justified or misguided. Walt retired from real estate at 65 and from the force at 70. Now he is second guessing his actions in a whole new way by becoming a private investigator. And he still has a big target on his back from a man who blames him for another's death. Sad to say, but this one is right out of current events yet very well done. And the situational and verbal humor continue to abound!
George Kuch continues to provide the sensitive voice of the characters.

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  • Kelly watley
  • 14-03-18

Exciting

Wow!! Excellent book! I finished it in 2 nights! I couldn't put it down. Fast paced international thriller that could happen today. Each person had their part to play precisely. Many twists and turns that will have you holding your breath!! I loved the book and highly recommend it.

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  • Suzan
  • 03-03-18

Walt is on a new adventure

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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  • Jennifer Mulder
  • 02-03-18

Loved it!

This is more of what i loved about the Lady Justice books. Brings issues to light, give some information along the way of an engaging story, but leaves the opinions to a minimum. Loved seeing all the old characters back and i was surprised on the twist of Walt's life with the retiring, but love where it lead to!!! There is always good and bad and most of us struggle with how far is too far.

i was given this audiobook for an unbiased review

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  • Christina
  • 28-02-18

Walt Williams PI!

When I read the synopsis that Walt was retiring I got so worried that it would change the dynamic of the story. But don’t worry, it doesn’t!! There are still scenes with Ox & Walt together & Walt still gets to work with the PD, just in different ways.

This book was one of my favorites, because it showed the struggles of fighting between good & evil. Even when you think you’re doing the right thing, are you really? Also, the ending had a BIG twist I did not see coming. So well written, and so wonderfully narrated.