GAMBLING. EXTORTION. BLACKMAIL. MANSLAUGHTER. CORRUPTION
Behind closed doors. Behind the veil. Time for change.
‘The Plea on Oath’ is a story of a bright and gifted boy…will have you gripped, inspiring, powerful, intensive story as you read about how the boy grew up to become a Doctor, a thriller of his own hard work but not so much to show for it as he struggled and battled his notorious addiction to gambling with adverse consequences leaving a vacuum………..the author keeps you in suspense as the intriguing story unfolds…… Segun lived his life like a ‘Candle in the Wind’ with his struggle and fight back from the edge of death, his recovery and then back to the unavoidable end……. Doctors are human……and so are we all.
The book truly reveals the pressure often encountered and most often concealed by some professionals in their daily life. You are glued to it from the beginning right to the end. This book did not only expose the addiction of gambling but also challenges that couple face in marriage, like childlessness, bareness and the consequences in various societies, infertility in marriages and treatment through IVF – in vitro fertilisation. Lorna Marie used the humanitarian story to plead for a change to current American gun law with a hope that unfortunate stories similar to the storyline could be prevented to make the world a better place to live in. The book touched on real life issues such as, miscarriage of justice, reckless endangerment with a firearm, dealing with bereavement, corruption, racism, counselling and rehabilitation. The use of alibi, insanity, depression and poor mental state as defence during criminal trial. It is a well – known fact that the greatest dramas occur not on screens or stages, but rather in some courtroom’s scenes, these dramas are brought alive by Lornamarie in ‘The Plea on Oath: Guilty or not Guilty…..the truth the whole truth, nothing but the truth’.
This legal crime fiction thriller keep the readers knowledgeable on the dangers of blackmailing, extortion, manslaughter and murder with an exposure to the difference between the two using court judgement by trial court and decision of the appellate court to give a manslaughter verdict quashing the murder conviction…………The Plea on Oath. Guilty or not guilty: racism, love, friendship, romance, betrayal, blackmail, corruption, extortion, sickness, joy, happiness, funerals, weddings, death caused by anger at the centre…….. …a must read. You can’t put it down until you finish it.’’
About the Author
Lorna Marie was born in Islington, London before leaving for Lagos, Nigeria where she attended Marywood Grammar School and Methodist Girls High School. In 1986 she bagged an award as the overall best student in her A-level examination result, consequently she gained admission to study Law at the prestigious University of Lagos, popularly known as Unilag. She obtained her LL.B (Hons) degree with honours at the University of Lagos in 1989. In 1990 Lorna attended the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos, and after completing the bar final examinations was called to bar as barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Lorna is a Chartered Librarian and member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professional in the United Kingdom. She is a member of the Authors Alliance, headquartered in the United States and of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarian (BIALL). Lorna adores preserving the memory of humanity, reviewing library books and managing knowledge covering a wide range of subjects wherever possible.
Lorna Marie is the writer of: The Judges and Lawyers Companion, How to write a good dissertation, a guide for university undergraduate student and The Power of words to the human spirit, soul, body and mind: as compendium of great speeches by world leaders and some landmark court judgement. She has inspired the young generation of writers at ‘meet the author’ events in schools, colleges and libraries. She is a Chartered Librarian and Information professional. She has a deep sense of humour. Lorna is married with two children.