Publisher: Ooligan Press
Author: Roxana Arama
Seattle, Washington, 2019. Attorney and single mom Laura Holban is an immigrant herself, guiding clients through a Kafkaesque system of ever-changing rules, where overworked judges make life-shattering decisions in minutes. Laura's newest client is Emilio Ramirez, who was arrested in front of his sons at their high school and thrown in detention. When Laura files for Emilio's asylum, false criminal charges prevent his release. Someone is following his family, and an ICE prosecutor threatens to revoke Laura's US citizenship. None of it makes sense—until Laura uncovers a deadly conspiracy involving ICE, stolen data, and human trafficking. Which puts her daughter and Emilio's sons in serious danger. Now the man at the center of it all is coming after Laura and Emilio, who must find a way to survive—and keep their families safe.
- Assessed for Awesome Indies Book Awards16 October 2023