A futuristic earth and an underdog heroine... Maxine Justice: Galactic Attorney by Daniel Schwabauer (Review & Giveaweay) #scifibooks #newbooks @celebrate_lit @enclavebooks

Welcome to my tour stop! I loved this author's last book (red my review here) and
have been looking forward to this one. Read my review and enter the giveaway below...

Maxine Justice: Galactic Attorney
By Daniel Schwabauer
Adult Sci-Fi
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 305 Pages
March 29, 2022 by Enclave Escape


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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My Review

MAXINE JUSTICE: GALACTIC ATTORNEY is an intriguing story set on a futuristic earth with an underdog protagonist and some canny aliens. The protagonist is easily relatable and the story engaging for an interesting and engrossing Sci-Fi.

I read this author's last book that completely blew me away, so I had fairly high expectations going into this book. The thing is that you can't compare them. The stories were very, very different with the only similarities being that they're both sci-fi with aliens. I think that threw me a bit. I really liked Max who was this complex character down on her luck. It seemed that those who didn't like her were determined to make her life miserable. She also was really relatable and likable mostly because she was just trying to survive, had a fairly strong moral compass but also one that could bend a bit, and had a frank, sarcastic voice. I also loved that she was willing to fight and throw some punches while being intelligent while doing it. The story itself had an interesting concept that made me wonder exactly what was going on, with a satisfying ending that didn't tie everything up too perfectly.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was an overall intriguing story and well-carried-out premise with a likable main character. I think I wanted a bit more or was expecting something a bit different, but still really enjoyed this one.

Content: Some violence and innuendo, but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the tour host/NetGalley, which did not require a positive review. All opinions 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.

More from the Author

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?

Tour Schedule

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Tour-Wide Giveaway

To celebrate his tour, Daniel is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon card, a signed copy of the hardcover!!

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