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A Criminal Defense by William L. Myers Jr.

A Criminal Defense

by William L. Myers Jr.

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A reporter is murdered. A rich business man is charged, caught cleaning up the incriminating scene. He claims innocence. Enter his school friend and lawyer. The one with a troubled brother, a marriage in trouble and a cute kid. Throw in some blackmail, high society kerfuffles, affairs and a sibling rivalry for a pretty good mix. I pieced together most of the ending, but not all of it! A good read. ( )
  Berly | Aug 29, 2018 |
Maybe it's just me, but I did NOT see that coming. Of course, that's a great attribute in a thriller, and that is what you get with this one. Good stuff if you like a good mystery. ( )
  ptkpepe98 | Mar 19, 2018 |
A fairly quick read. Very descriptive courtroom legal arguments and peeks at trial strategy. Has a few plot twists with one, in particular, a doozie. Unlikable core characters, morally ambiguous situations. Recommended for legal/courtroom thriller buffs. ( )
  angiestahl | Apr 26, 2017 |
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The novel focuses on a former Philadelphia prosecutor turned top defense attorney who finds himself in a precarious situation when his close friend and Philadelphia businessman, is accused of murdering a young TV news reporter. The book takes the reader on a thrilling ride through the case, the Philadelphia court system, and the personal entanglements that make this the case of McFarland’s life.
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"Losing the trial of his life could mean losing everything. When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, is Mick's best friend, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death. Mick's played both sides of Philadelphia's courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he'll need every one of them to win. But as the trial progresses, he's disturbed by developments that confirm his deepest fears. This trial, one that already hits too close to home, may jeopardize his firm, his family-- everything. Now Mick's only way out is to mastermind the most brilliant defense he's ever spun, one that may cross every legal and moral boundary"--… (more)

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