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About Aime Austin
Aime Austin is the author of the Casey Cort Crime Fiction Series. Casey is almost always in trouble. Aime’s full time job? Rescuing her. Good thing Aime’s got experience. She practiced family and criminal law in Cleveland, Ohio for several years—so she has the skills for the job.
When Aime isn’t rescuing Casey from herself, she’s hosting the podcast, A Time to Thrill, raising her son or traveling between Budapest and Los Angeles.
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⚖️ A mother with an explosive secret. A daughter who spills it. The rookie lawyer with something to prove."... a “must-read” intriguing new series.” -J Collins
"Great Read! Loved the twists and turns." -Y Little
Cleveland lawyer Casey Cort is desperate to get her law practice off of life support. When a federal judge seeks her out for her expertise in juvenile court, Casey thinks she’s found a lifeline.
Frustrated with Cuyahoga County’s arbitrary handling of abuse and neglect cases, Casey’s determined to keep the judge’s daughter from the clutches of foster care. But she’s unprepared for a system that snubs its nose at justice. With a client prone to self-sabotage, can Casey redeem herself by saving them both?
Judged is the first book in the high-stakes Casey Cort legal thriller series.
If you like strong women, shocking political corruption, and gripping stories ripped from the headlines, you’ll love Aime Austin’s explosive novel.
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⚖️ The Brody family destroyed her. Now they want her back.Like a ‘B’ list actor finally getting her fair share of recognition, Cleveland attorney Casey Cort is riding an unfamiliar wave of popularity. For the first time, her services are in demand. Well-heeled clients are knocking at her door. Even her rich ex-boyfriend, Tom Brody, wants her back. But entry into the upper echelon comes at a price.
Newly minted assistant U.S. Attorney, Miles Siegel wants to jumpstart his career with the single case that will assure a promotion, prosecution of the corrupt Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court judge Eamon Brody. The jurist’s powerful brothers—one a presiding judge and the other Ohio’s attorney general—aren’t about to let that happen.
When Casey gets hired by single mom Claire Henshaw, to terminate the rights of her irresponsible baby daddy, the redeemed lawyer handles her first case before the beleaguered Judge Brody. While visiting the judge’s chambers Casey stumbles upon a secret that could shatter everyone’s lives.
As Casey knows from agonizing personal experience, blowing the whistle and seeking justice are two completely different things. She’s not going to make the same mistake twice.
Ransomed is the next installment in the high-stakes Casey Cort legal thriller series. If you like strong women, gripping political corruption, and stories ripped from the headlines, you’ll love Aime Austin’s page-turning tale.
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Casey Cort is proud of her struggles. She’s the first in her family to graduate from college. After finishing her legal education, she’ll be the first in her family to have a job in an office. Her rags-to-riches tale is her immigrant parent’s dream come true.
Then weeks before law school graduation, Casey discovers that the son of Cleveland’s most admired family—one that saved the city’s football team—is at the center of a cheating scandal. When she blows the whistle not everyone is on her side. The decision to do the right thing turns Casey’s once-solid future to quicksand under her feet. Will Casey pay the price for an offense she didn’t commit?
Disgraced is the next installment in the sensational Casey Cort legal thriller series. If you like strong women, engrossing political intrigue, and stories ripped from the headlines, you’ll love Aime Austin’s page-turning story.
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"Austin's writing likens to LaPlante and Grafton's story-building and talent in creating a fantastic well-detailed book..." —Krissys Bookshelf Reviews
⚖️ Stolen. Trafficked. Caged. ⛓️Struggling to pull together the pieces of her life after another falling out with Ohio’s most powerful political dynasty, Cleveland attorney Casey Cort turns her attention toward her budding relationship with rising assistant U.S. Attorney Miles Siegel. But their courtship comes to an abrupt halt when a single phone call catapults them from their first date and onto the scene of a horrific crime.
The discovery throws Miles into a frantic search for a criminal mastermind, known on the streets as Sledge Hammer. Meanwhile, Casey realizes she may hold the key to solve the ‘Container’ case—and to the freedom of innocent women and children in Cleveland’s heinous sex trafficking ring.
Can Miles and Casey put the clues together to solve the mystery before the trail runs cold?
Caged is the next installment in the high-stakes Casey Cort legal thriller series. If you like strong women, gripping crime investigation, and stories ripped from the headlines, you’ll love Aime Austin’s page-turning story.
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Troy Duncan has just one thing on his mind: how he is going to give his two young children and fiancé a nice Christmas when it’s unclear whether his job at a struggling restaurant will last through the winter. When he leaves work early on another slow night, he steps into a confrontation that changes his life forever.
Cleveland Police Officer Marc Baldwin has been on the job for more than two decades, risking his life every day to keep the city streets safe for others. One cold night in December, he gets a routine call to break up drug activity in the newly popular Flats district, but what happens there is anything but routine, as circumstances prompt Marc to draw—and fire—his service weapon.
Attorney Casey Cort is finally changing her life for the better. After an uplifting year of pro bono adoption work under her belt, she is hoping to start a practice free of the emotional turmoil and the moral ambiguity of criminal defense and divorce. Easier said than done, particularly when a new, high-profile referral comes from a most unlikely source. Once again, Casey finds herself in the middle of a major controversy—and a city on the verge of a riot.
Unarmed is the next installment in the high stakes Casey Cort legal thriller series. If you like strong women, the fight for justice, and stories ripped from the headlines, you’ll love Aime Austin’s page-turning story.
Ready to pivot her legal practice away from the stress and moral ambiguity of criminal law, Casey Cort accepts lucrative referrals from the Hudson Adoption Agency. But when she’s ready to finalize a client’s first adoption, she learns the child’s origins aren’t all they seem.
After escaping a brutal home life, Alile Rubadiri is denied asylum in Britain. To avoid being deported to Africa, she ventures into the shady world of illegal au pairs…and discovers that her new young charge may be the child stolen from her. Without family, money, or legal status, Alile has no means to fight for her daughter. And the ambitious surgeon who claims to be the little girl’s adoptive mother is fighting to keep her at all costs.
Caught in a battle of Biblical proportions, Casey prays for the wisdom of Solomon because both women will do anything for their daughter, but a judge can only choose one mother.
Kidnapped is the next installment in the high stakes Casey Cort legal thriller series. If you like strong women, the fight against child trafficking, and stories ripped from the headlines, you’ll love Aime Austin’s page-turning novel.
"Compelling story line, personable characters and twists that take you for a ride." —S Richards
Peter Cort has done everything right: worked until retirement, provided a better future for his daughter, loves his wife, still volunteers for his parish. So why is a past he thought dead and buried coming back to haunt him?
Lulu Mueller has done something very wrong. She is in love with a married man, and their relationship is no longer a secret. Now that he’s leaving his wife, Lulu has to determine if it was his unavailability that attracted her. She may be ready to let go, but he isn’t…
For what feels like the hundredth time, Casey Cort is on the verge of getting everything she’s ever dreamed. A solid career. Marriage to a guy who’s good on paper. Now that she’s close to realizing her future, she’s starting to wonder what if all she’s dreamed isn’t all she wants?
Reunited is the next installment in the high stakes Casey Cort legal thriller series. If you like strong women, the search for truth, and stories ripped from the headlines, you’ll love Aime Austin’s page-turning novel.
Being the heir of the most powerful family in the state of Ohio and one of the most eligible bachelors in the tri-county area is harder than it looks. Tom Brody’s most important job is not prosecuting major crimes in Cuyahoga County, but upholding his family name. When the mastermind ofthe crime of the decade finally comes to light, Tom is torn between his duty to the law and the secrets he needs to keep.
Casey Cort is back at the defense table. In her first trial since her return to criminal law, she comes up against her former fiancé. Tom is as corrupt as she remembers, but she’s still keeping his confidences. Because if Casey takes Tom Brody down, her client goes with him…
Contained is the next installment in the high stakes Casey Cort legal thriller series. If you like strong women, explosive secrets, and stories ripped from the headlines, you’ll love Aime Austin’s page-turning tale.
⚖️ When she didn't give him what he asked for, he took what he wanted…Nicole Long was enjoying an extended vacation after college graduation until her parents gave her an ultimatum: get a job or move out. At least their proviso came with a lifeline, a lead on a marketing role in a growing megachurch.
Long’s new public relations job is more than she could have ever hoped for until her boss does the unspeakable and the secret behind her pedigree is revealed. Now Nicole must learn to stand up for herself and accept her true identity or else the shame will drown her faster than her growing bourbon habit.
⚖️ He said. She said. He’s dead.Nicole Long is one failed breathalyzer away from unemployment. The lawyer’s future was promising when she first joined the Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office. Then Nicole’s demons caught up with her in the form of a bourbon habit. Her boss has offered one last chance at redemption. Nicole only has to do two things: stay sober and win her first murder case.
Lulu Mueller’s dream man is turning into a nightmare. Despite warnings from friends and family, she started an affair with her older, married boss. What began as a dream relationship is becoming something entirely different. Is Richard Sinclair guilty of love-bombing, gaslighting, and manipulation or is he her one twin flame?
Casey Cort is defending her first murder suspect, but her client Juliana Clarke is taking her constitutional right to remain silent seriously. How can Casey mount a battered woman syndrome defense when Juliana won’t spill the dark secrets of her decades-long marriage?
Abused is the next installment in the high-stakes Casey Cort Legal Thriller Series. If you like strong women, gripping crime investigation, and stories ripped from the headlines, you’ll love Aime Austin’s page-turning fiction.
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The quaint village of Brighthill in the southernmost part of Cuyahoga County is a bucolic Cleveland suburb bordered by a nature conservancy. But the green trees and greener grass are hiding a secret underneath. The well water that pours from the taps is being poisoned. Dozens of kids are battling childhood cancer but the cause is unknown until one attorney brings them together for the biggest class action in decades.
Justin McPhee’s legal career has so far been undistinguished. After more than a decade of practice, he is trying to decide what's most important. Is it money or is it justice? When families from Brighthill seek his help to find the cause of their kids’ cancer, Justin knows he’s finally found his calling. Determined to hold the corporation responsible, and help children heal, he’s ready to bring Cuyahoga County’s most popular family-owned company to justice. But the specter of millions in attorney’s fees starts to cloud his judgment.
Every single demon Casey Cort thought was dead and buried isn’t. One man ruined her life. Another ruined her career. Both are back to inflict more damage. This time Cleveland attorney Casey Cort needs to win, and Justin may be her ticket to victory. Can these two lawyers join forces to slay the company responsible for poisoning Brighthill’s children and put Casey’s past to rest once and for all?
Poisoned is the next installment in the high stakes Casey Cort legal thriller series. If you like strong women, David versus Goliath struggles, and stories ripped from the headlines, you’ll love Aime Austin’s page-turning novel.
⚖️ Cleveland’s top prosecutor is playing 4-D chess. Nicole Long is just a pawn in the game.Nicole Long’s promotion to head of the Major Crimes prosecution unit comes with only one caveat, she has to give up drinking once and for all. Nicole knows she can hide her bourbon habit as long as she wins every case assigned to her. The first case her boss Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Lori Pope, assigns her—a cold case murder—isn’t the slam dunk she needs to score a quick conviction for her win column.
Even worse than an unsolved murder? The victim was her boss’ sister. Lori Pope doesn’t just want Nicole to get a conviction, the top prosecutor wants revenge against her sister’s killer. When Nicole discovers the case isn’t as clear cut as it seems, she must decide between justice for the accused or loyalty to the only job that will turn a blind eye to her addiction.