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Robert Rotstein

by Cyntha Chow


Having previously been attacked in his condo’s underground garage, attorney Parker Stern is prepared for the worst when he’s startled there by a woman with a covered face. For Parker, an actual beating would have been preferable to a visit by his mother Harriet. Now calling herself Quiana Gottshalk, she’s a self-declared elder of the Church of the Sanctified Assembly, a cult that abused and embezzled money from Parker while he was a child actor.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Robert Rotstein


Parker Stern was a brilliant and relentless litigator until news of his mentor Harmon Cherry’s suicide triggers paralyzing stage fright. Appearances in the court room now induce panic attacks and render him nearly incoherent, so only a plea from his former law partner Rich Baxter and the guilt-inducing pressure from his other former partner Deanna Poulos have the chance of drawing him back into the legal field.

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