Maxine Justice: Galactic Attorney by Daniel Schwabauer: Book Review, Tour, and Giveaway with Celebrate Lit.
About the Book
Book: Maxine Justice: Galactic Attorney
Author: Daniel Schwabauer
Genre: Science Fiction
Release date: March 29, 2022
Can Justice Save the Earth from Extinction?
Maxine Justice is an ambulance-chasing lawyer desperate for relevance and cash when aliens hire her to represent them before the United Nations. An off-planet consortium wants to heal humanity of every natural disease in exchange for 30% of Earth’s gold reserves.
The deal launches Max to legal stardom and makes her an international target for assassins. New Pharma, Sky Cross, MediCorp—the big medical companies all have good reasons to want Max out of the way. Worse, she discovers her alien clients may be planning something more sinister than anyone has imagined.
Can a lawyer who failed the bar exam three times find some way to save the world from global and interstellar conspiracies? Or will humankind’s future end in a galactic courtroom?
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If you’re looking for a speculative fiction with witty characters and a storyline that’s bound to keep you entertained, then Maxine Justice is for you. Maxine is the type of character that seems to have everything that could go wrong to go wrong with her, and her reactions are what kept me entertained throughout the book. I honestly couldn’t figure out what she might do, and the constant tension she faced as her world slowly fell apart pushed the plot and kept the characters on the run. I love the writing style. It’s clean yet descriptive and it doesn’t get in the way of the action. Maybe it’s just me, but Maxine reminded me of Bruce Willis’ character in The Fifth Element. She wasn’t exactly looking to do the right thing, but she pushed through when it came time to make a decision that affected the world. I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
Daniel Schwabauer, M.A., is a lifelong reader of speculative fiction. He studied the genre under science fiction great James Gunn before graduating with honors from Kansas University’s Masters program in Creative Writing. Winner of the Eric Hoffer and Ben Franklin awards for his middle grade fantasy series, The Legends of Tira-Nor, Daniel enjoys riding his motorcycle on country roads and pondering other worlds. He lives in Kansas City with his wife and dog.
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What in the World is a Galactic Attorney?
Maxine Justice: Galactic Attorney started as a short story concept I began twenty-five years ago but never finished. Back then I thought it would be interesting to write about a hostile takeover of the planet by aliens. But instead of using advanced weaponry and space ships, my aliens would conquer Earth the way modern corporations subsume smaller competitors—through the law.
The main problem with my original story idea was the lack of a suitable hero. It wasn’t until 2018 that an off-handed remark from my daughter provided the inspiration I needed to rethink the entire storyline, and an irrepressible, snarky young lawyer named Maxine strode into my imagination and began a hostile takeover of her own.
Yes, this story was going to have aliens in it, but the aliens were not humanity’s real problem. Our real problem was the medical industry. And the insurance industry. And the Department of Justice. And the whole legal profession. Our real problem was ourselves. (Maxine’s problem was that she had no money and no clients, though she did have an axe to grind and a very good reason to give it a fine edge.)
What if Maxine’s search for real solutions to our most corrupt systems led her to realize that Earth’s doom may not come through the cleverness of intergalactic adversaries, but via the corruption of its apex predator?
Could Justice save Earth from extinction then?
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