Friday, June 5, 2020

Check It Out: The Cause Lives

The Cause Lives: Warriors for Equal Rights by Marie W Watts 
Legal Thriller

All Alice wants is to retire. Until the call for justice gets in the way. 

Alice Arden can’t wait to retire in eighteen months, but her boss at the federal discrimination and harassment agency she works at has other ideas. She assigns Alice to head a newly created task force responsible for catching more lawbreakers, and Alice can’t refuse.Already burned out and suffering from a worsening disability that might put her in a wheelchair, Alice finds more than she had bargained for in her new team with racism, a sociophobe, and hidden agendas at play. Threats on their lives because of a case they’re working on drive Alice to the bottle until she discovers an unnerving secret.

Forget retirement. Alice is about to embark on delivering justice in the sexual harassment case of her career, and if she goes down, it’ll be with guns blazing.

4 out of 5 fairies

The Cause Lives is a promising start to the trilogy. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It has an authentic feel to it, and the characters are flawed, but it makes them all the more human. This isn't your typical thriller, it's definitely more down to earth, but that also elevates the tension level. Especially with how blatant inequality is right now, the work of the EEOC is more important than ever, and brings the story closer to reality.

Where to buy: Amazon

Add to your TBR list: Goodreads

Come back tomorrow for our interview with Marie W Watts!

About the Author: Marie W. Watts is a former employment discrimination investigator and human resource consultant with over twenty-five years of experience. She has trained thousands of employees to recognize one’s own biases and prejudices and avoid discriminating against others in the workplace, and she has coauthored a textbook about it: Human Relations, 4th ed. Additionally, her work has been published in the Texas Bar Journal and the Houston Business Journal, as well as featured on Issues Today, syndicated to 119 radio stations, NBC San Antonio, Texas, and TAMU-TV in College Station, Texas.

In pursuit of justice in the workplace, Marie been from jails to corporate boardrooms seeing the good, the bad, and the ugly of humans at work. She now brings her experiences to life in her works of fiction.

She and her husband live on a ranch in central Texas. In her spare time, she is a volunteer first responder, supports a historic house, and hangs out with her grandsons.

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