Illinois Attorney Releases New Legal Thriller Deadly Ambition

Author and attorney, Almanda Paine is pleased to announce the release of her new book, Deadly Ambition. This new legal thriller depicts the exciting life and career of a young African American female criminal defense attorney who is challenged by her clients as well her men.

Chicago, IL, March 02, 2012 --( Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Margot Langford was never afraid to compete – even with the boys. As a famed member of the Public Defenders Murder Task Force, Margot had reached the top of her game, defending everyone from petty thieves to alleged murderers. When it came to moving up the ladder of success, Margot let nothing and no one stand in her way.

That all changed when Margot met her nemesis and new boss Justin Reilly, one of the city’s most respected trial lawyers at one of the city’s most prestigious law firms. A legal genius and ladies man, Justin was used to winning - and getting everything he wanted. He wanted Margot.

When Justin hands Margot the case of a lifetime, she’s primed to prove herself. But in the midst of her race to the top, Margot is sidelined by her feelings for her charismatic and handsome client - Victor Rios: a man who was like catnip to women. And Margot was not immune.

But Justin had plans for Margot that didn’t include competition from any man. Little did he know someone had plans for him as well; plans that would leave him dead on his office floor.

Book Information:
Deadly Ambition
Author: Almanda Paine
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 978-1456888923 (sc)
978-1456888930 (hc)
Pages: 257
Published: April 2011

About The Author
Almanda Paine is an attorney living in the northern suburbs of Chicago. A civil rights and women's rights activist, Deadly Ambition is Almanda's first novel. She is the proud mother of two dynamic daughters.

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Almanda Paine

Deadly Ambition is available for purchase online from the publisher,, and other online retailers. Bookstores should contact Ingram for wholesale orders.

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