Judgment

Judgment

New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder returns with an explosive new thriller about a female judge and the one personal misstep that could lead to her--and her family's--undoing.

It was nothing more than a one-night stand. Juliana Brody, a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts, is rumored to be in consideration for the federal circuit, maybe someday the highest court in the land. At a conference in a Chicago hotel, she meets a gentle, vulnerable man and in a moment of weakness has an unforgettable night with him. They part with an explicit understanding that this must never happen again.

But back home in Boston, it becomes clear that this was no random encounter. The man from Chicago proves to have an integral role in a case she's presiding over--a sex-discrimination case that's received national attention. Juliana discovers that she's been entrapped, her night of infidelity captured on video. Strings are being pulled in high places, a terrifying unfolding conspiracy that will turn her life upside down.  But soon it becomes clear that personal humiliation, even the possible destruction of her career, are the least of her concerns, as her own life and the lives of her family are put in mortal jeopardy.

In the end, turning the tables on her adversaries will require her to be as ruthless as they are.

Title:Judgment
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null

    Judgment Reviews

  • Matt

    In his latest legal thriller, Joseph Finder takes readers into the world of a well-meaning judge whose selection to hear a case may have paved the way for countless troubles, both legal and personal. ...

  • Tim

    The longer this story droned on, the more I wanted it to end. This kind of soft and whiny thriller grates rather than excites. 3 of 10 stars...

  • Susanne  Strong

    3.5 Stars* (rounded down)A Complex, Intense Thriller! Juliana is a married Superior Court Judge. While at a Conference she meets a handsome man and for the first time in her life, Juliana cheats on he...

  • Elizabeth

    Judgment has an interesting premise: an up-and-coming judge based in Boston has a one night stand while at a conference in Chicago. A marital risk? Yes, but Judge Juliana Brody decides that since it's...

  • Dave

    Finder’s Judgment explores how even the most sacred institutions could become susceptible to blackmail and how doing the wrong thing is like drowning in quicksand that you keep falling deeper and de...

  • Kathleen

    Best-selling author Joseph Finder has packed his latest thriller with lots of action. It all starts with Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Juliana Brody presiding over the case of Rachel Meyers versu...

  • Patrice Hoffman

    I have been a fan of Joseph Finder for quite some time now so when I was approved for a review of Judgment I broke into the requisite approved dance and got to reading ASAP. Like other reads by this a...

  • Ellen

    Joe Finder's standalones are always good, but this one made me so tense in places I actually had to set it down and walk away for a minute or two, while I remembered it was only fiction. Juliana is an...

  • Melody McNamara

    I have read all of Joseph Finder's novels and have always enjoyed them, and this one was no exception. A nice break from the string of psychological suspense books I've been reading. Judgment was a co...

  • Deb Jones

    I found this a thoroughly enjoyable read with suspense that built over the entirety of the story, mostly of the psychological type, but with some dead bodies thrown in occasionally. I was always eager...