Judge's Waltz by Katherine Burnette
Federal Judge Patrick O'Shea is found swinging from his courtroom chandelier clad only in his robe. Everyone wanted him dead. FBI task force officer Katie O'Connor and her team work with the FBI and others to untangle the ever-growing lists of suspects including his estranged wife and judicial colleague. Small town attorney and former federal law clerk, Buck Davis, helps the court by identifying vengeful litigants and overseeing the law clerks during the turbulent time. Davis juggles his small town practice with his budding romance with Katie and rebuilding his relationship with his opioid addicted brother.
Katherine Burnette is a former federal and state prosecutor. Burnette graduated with a B.A. in English and Politics and a JD degree from Wake Forest University. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte. Her work has appeared in Flying South, Red Fez and Sky Island Journal. She is a state district court judge and lives in Oxford, North Carolina.