Monday, May 5, 2014

Book Spotlight: Contempt of Court by Ken Malovos

Title:  Contempt of Court
Author: Ken Malovos
Genre: Legal thriller/mystery
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 23, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1484159454
ISBN-13: 978-1484159453
Kindle: B00GJXAY4Y

Sacramento trial lawyer, Mike Zorich, is finally coming to grips with the death of his wife from cancer five years ago. There is a new woman in his life.  His son is making his way in the business world. His law practice is going well. And he has a new case that promises to be very demanding.  Members of the Darnoff wine family are at odds with each other, amidst a divorce and partnership dissolution.

Then things go wrong. Mike becomes the target of some unexplained personal attacks.  He is mugged on the bike trail and his house is ransacked. Is it someone connected to the Darnoff case?  Is it an old client from his years in the Public Defender's Office?  Is it some disgruntled witness from a trial? To top it off, Mike is held in contempt of court and remanded to jail.  The attacks continue and only get worse. The authorities don't have a clue. Can Mike figure it all out before someone is killed?


The first thing he would later recall was the sharp blow to his right shoulder.  A very sharp blow.  It instantly took him to his knees. It felt like a karate chop.  He struggled to gain his bearings. At once, he was on the ground in the low-growing bushes and someone was on top of him.  The man was big and sweaty.  Beyond that Mike could not see much as he was face down. He felt the sharp pressure of a large rock as the weight of the man bore down on him and his knee and into the rock.  The man whispered into his ear that he wanted his wallet and keys.  But then he heard the same man say something entirely different.

Ken Malovos is a mediator and arbitrator in Sacramento, CA. Previously, he was a trial lawyer, a public defender for 12 years and a business litigator for 25 years. He is a graduate of Stanford University (philosophy) and UC Hastings College of the Law. Ken is a past president of the Sacramento County Bar Association and Legal Services of Northern California. He is a panel member for the American Arbitration Association, a fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators, a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and a member of the California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Contempt of Court is his first novel. He lives in Sacramento with his wife. You can visit Ken Malovos’ website at

Contempt of Court Virtual Book Tour Schedule

May 5
First chapter review at The Book Connection
Book spotlight at Books Can Be Deadly

May 6

Guest post at Authors and Appetizers

May 9

First chapter reveal at Rebecca’s Writing Services

May 13

Spotlight and giveaway at Lori’s Reading Corner

May 15

May 16

Book spotlight at My Devotional Thoughts
Guest post at Murder By 4

May 19

Book review at Vic’s Media Room

May 20

Interview at Blogcritics

May 21

Guest post at Marilyn’s Musings

May 22

Character interview at Beyond the Books

May 27

Book review at Maureen’s Musings

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