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Justice Incarnate (Shadows of Justice Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Regan Black
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Book Description

Justice Incarnate is book 1 in the Shadows of Justice series and this new edition features the BONUS short story, The Judge's Wife

"JD Robb's Eve Dallas has met her match--don't miss Jaden Michaels in the debut of this gritty, sexy romantic suspense series set in an all too real future!" USA Today Bestseller Debra Webb

Whoever said, "You only live once" didn't know Jaden Michaels.

The year is 2096 and evil is running rampant in chicago. As the police chief, Brian Thomas has seen it all, until he runs into a would-be theif on her way to the museum.

In every life Jaden has chased down a predatory demon, exacting her fatal brand of justice, only to lose her own life in the process. This time, as she searches for the weapon that will banish the demon forever, she must also fight for the love that has always managed to slip through her grasp.


"Ms. Black has pulled an excellent story from her imagination, and sends the reader into a futuristic ride filled with terror and justice. 5 stars!" - 5/5 from Tam of At Your Fingertips

"...witty dialogue and sizzling chemistry between Jaden and Brian..." Lisa Phillips

"A perfect blend of mystery, paranormal, and suspense to create a pleasure of a reading experience." 5/5 from Johnna Fallen Angel Reviews

**The Shadows of Justice series in order: Justice Incarnate, Invasion of Justice, Veil of Justice, Tracking Shadows, and Shadows to Light
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Editorial Reviews


"A fantastically wonderful story... tension and mystery... cliff hanging suspense. I could not put it down." -- 5 cups from CoffeeTime Reviews

"A terrific reincarnation thriller... tense story line grips the audience... fans will appreciate this strong tale... Library Bookwatch Featured Title" -- Midwest Book Reviews

"Move over Lara Croft--Jaden Michaels is the quintessential heroine of the 21st century, full of heart and totally lethal!" -- Best-selling suspense author Debra Webb

About the Author

Regan Black crafts her stories in the South Carolina Lowcountry where the rich history adds fire to her vivid imagination. Encouraged by her husband, children, retired greyhounds and numerous other pets, she savors the rare quiet moments when the words flow onto the page.

A voracious reader, she's often found with a book in hand, or at least nearby, as she taxis children and dogs to their respective appointments. She's pleased to credit her friends and critique partners with the successful leap from her blissfully boring daily life into the women's adventure market.

Product Details

  • File Size: 800 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456425668
  • Publisher: Getaway Reads, LLC; 2 edition (August 28, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004C058M4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #555,958 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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Justice Incarnate takes the reader on a wild ride through 2096 Chicago where nicotine, caffeine and sugar are illegal. Add a kick-butt, take-no-prisoners heroine who makes Lara Croft look tame, a hero who's willing to walk on the wild side to see justice served, and a thousand year old evil, and you've got the recipe for a great read! The best news -- it's the first in the series!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars terrific reincarnation thriller January 25, 2005
In 2096 Chicago, security expert Jaden Michaels knows more about her past lives than ever before and vows to make a final victorious stand in this reincarnation against the evil that successfully has killed her over and over again since he first killed her in 1066. Although she acknowledges that is the same pledge she has made in each of her previous lives, Jaden feels she remembers more than ever before so takes hope in that.

Her beloved over the years this time is a by the book cop Brian Thomas, who enforces the law to the strictest level including those peddling contraband like black market coffee. Unlike his beloved Jaden, he remembers nothing and never has about previous lives. Her malevolent killer, whose memories run the millennium, happens to be Albertson, a man that Brian, holds in high regard sort of like a beloved father figure. He rejects Jaden's plea that he will kill her as she offers no evidence except some cockamamie story. Will history repeat itself or will Jaden succeed on what she vows is her last stand?

JUDGE INCARNATE is a terrific reincarnation thriller that the audience will read in one sitting as the tense story line grips the audience because of the relational triangle through lifetimes. Jaden is a fabulous besieged protagonist who cannot get her beloved to believe her as he needs proof to believe something as intriguingly Brian is the only ignorant member of the war. Fans will appreciate this strong tale in which the audience will believe in past lives while looking forward to future Shadows of Justice novels.

Harriet Klausner
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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Jaden Michaels has spent lifetimes pursuing the evil that has robbed her of the destiny she deserves. Her quest has made her a protector of the innocent, and fuels her determination that the evil incarnated this time as a powerful judge must finally be banished.

Brian Thomas is a straight-laced cop sworn to protect Jaden's very target. He doesn't know his beloved of many lifetimes is standing right in front of him, but he does know the woman he sees is worth far more than just a passing glance.

Justice Incarnate was one of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a while. Regan Black does a great job of creating a futuristic setting and weaving memories from other lifetimes in and out of the story to keep it moving at a fast, fun pace. But, it is her talent for setting up quick, witty dialogue and sizzling chemistry between Jaden and Brian that makes their love story such a laugh out loud, steamy delight.

Lisa Phillips ~ Author of Obsession Everlasting and Knight Everlasting
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strap in for a wild ride! October 29, 2006
I'm always a sucker for a great premise. Sometimes that back cover blurb is misleading and I end up disappointed with the story itself.

Not with Justice, this book IS as fascinating an entire work as that back cover intimates. I felt like I was watching a movie, every detail was so crystal clear.

Jaden is my kind of heroine - tough but tender, wise, yet vulnerable. Ms. Black may be a new author on the scene but she writes like a seasoned veteran. This book won't disappoint.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice setting, great female characters, all right romance. September 11, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I read the third book in the series first sort of by accident and was happy to find that the sample I downloaded of this book seemed to be as good as the third book in the series.

Set in a dystopic future, I have to say I really kind of fell in love with this version of America. It was nice to read female characters that supported each other for a change. The romance portion was all right, but not really why I read the book. I'm already reading the second book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Would you do it all again if you could? December 29, 2010
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Set in Chicago 2096, Justice Incarnate introduces us to Jaden Michaels, a female self defense instructor. At least, that is what she wants the public to believe she is. Jaden's soul has been reincarnated over and over in an effort to destroy another evil soul which continues to be reincarnated. In this time period, he is the Honorable Stewart Albertson, judge. Along with Jaden and Judge Albertson, Jaden's soul mate, is also reincarnated over and over.

In all her lives Jaden is a strong woman and remembers each time that she has lived before and why she is here. She is destined to live and die over and over until she can destroy Judge Albertson. In this lifetime, she discovers that artifacts from one of her previous lives are on display in the National Museum. One of the artifacts is her diary, which she feels might hold the key as to how to destroy the judge so she breaks into the museum to steal it. On her way, a street bum connects to her and joins her on the job. Destiny takes over from here and the action begins.

There is a great caste of characters in this book, all well written. The dialogue and action flow well and keep you interested in the story. The future depicted is believable and not too out there. I ran the gambit of emotions while reading this book, my heart broke for Jaden, I got angry at the injustice, I hoped for a happy ending and the villain was nasty enough to make me hate him and wish very bad things to happen to him. A great read, packed with action scenes, romance, mystery and humor, I look forward to reading the next book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, Sweet Addiction
The title of this book was what initially grabbed me, and in the first few pages I was sucked in and couldn't be let go. Read more
Published 7 months ago by AllCrazyHere
2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly Written
The story line was not believable. Keeping an open mind, it was still difficult to believe the characters. There were some loose ends that were left un answered. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Miss
2.0 out of 5 stars hard going
The beginning was really hard going ... I could not get into it ... seems to start partway through the story ... Read more
Published 15 months ago by TwinkleStar
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring!
I really didn't care for this book. It was boring, slow pace, and it was all over the place. I really couldn't place myself in this book, so for me I didn't like it.
Published 15 months ago by chase
5.0 out of 5 stars History repeats itself
In the near future, Jaden fights against abuse, hoping to finally bring an evil judge to justice. She has failed many times in past lives but keeps being reincarnated to try... Read more
Published 18 months ago by mountainmama
2.0 out of 5 stars Choppy story
This book was an ok read. The story was very choppy, clearly a poor edit job. The characters were not well developed, and it was hard to put yourself into the story. Read more
Published 20 months ago by C. A. Grant
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed
love reading on my phone. this book was good and i would recommend it to others. the fact that i could download for free was a bonus
Published 20 months ago by Roberta Mumaugh
5.0 out of 5 stars Reincarnations
In the future, Jaden is a security expert and Brian is the chief of police of Chicago. They are part of a trio that has been locked in battle for more than a thousand years,... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Karli
2.0 out of 5 stars So-so
I did not like the writing style, but maybe others will like it. Sometimes stories just do not appeal to an individual.
Published 21 months ago by DJ
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy suspence
One story you will not soon forget! Life suspended for the sake of many just to bring peace in the end to one.
Published 22 months ago by Christine Kiefer
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Regan Black, a USA Today bestselling author, writes award-winning, action-packed novels featuring kick-butt heroines and the sexy heroes who fall in love with them. Raised in the Midwest and California, she and her family, along with their adopted greyhound, two arrogant cats, and a quirky finch reside in the South Carolina Lowcountry where the rich blend of legend, romance, and history fuels her imagination.

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