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The Man Of Last Resort; or, The Clients Of Randolph Mason (1897)

by Melville Davisson Post

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In this fin-de-siècle time, society has grown liberal, it is said, and yet he who thrusts a lever under age old customs, or he who points out the vice of institutions long established, may deem himself happy if he be permitted to strip against the duellist rather than the mob. (Preface)
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The second installment in this groundbreaking series reveals that crime does pay-if you're a lawyer In New York's Plaza Hotel, a gambler, a Virginia gentleman, and a failed lawyer named Alfred Randal come together to form a three-man political machine. Rather than contend with Tammany Hall, they set out west to take control of the Arizona statehouse. Soon Randal is governor, the Virginian is auditor, and the gambler is secretary of state. Their reach absolute, their power unquestioned, the trio has only one problem: They have robbed the treasury blind. To keep himself out of prison, Randal returns to New York to beg the help of Randolph Mason, a brilliant lawyer who never hesitates to help bad men escape justice. In these classic stories, America's most dangerous legal mind assists all manner of liars, crooks, and scoundrels-proving once again that even a master criminal is only as smart as his attorney. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.… (more)

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