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Death Qualified by Kate Wilhelm

Death Qualified (1991)

by Kate Wilhelm

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Series: Barbara Holloway Novels (1)

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The story line of this book was a solid 3 stars, enough to make me eager to exercise again to listen to the next chapter. But then, the ending was so bad/predictable/awful that my overall rating must be two stars. ( )
  TheresaCIncinnati | Aug 17, 2015 |
Nell Kendricks is accused of murdering her estranged husband. Lawyer, Barbara Holloway is visiting her father and trying to get her own life in order but ends up taking on Nell's legal defense. Along the twisted path to justice we meet interesting characters and get some insight to Choas Theory. Good read, but it didn't make me want to run out and pick up another in the series.
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  ChristineEllei | Jul 14, 2015 |
I like Kate Wilhelm's mysteries. Her characters are so real as to make me want to find the next book right away. The mysterious project that is a focal point of this book was never described very well. I'm not sure what the scientists were striving to achieve or what powers were obtained by those that were able to make progress with "the discs" other than "they laughed". Kind of a cliffhanger of an ending. I'm not sure it will be resolved in the next book, but I'm ready to find out. ( )
  njcur | Jun 17, 2014 |
Interesting storyline and characters. Kept me reading to the end, although I scanned over bits with duplicate recounting of char. actions and too much back story or description. When these got in the way of my following the plot, I scanned. ( )
  JoAnnSmithAinsworth | May 7, 2012 |
Although the author has won awards, I was bored during the first 20 pages so I stopped reading.
  JoAnnSmithAinsworth | Jun 3, 2011 |
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"A book not about ideas but about the impact of ideas...The ending, which I found both surprising and believable, makes good on all her promises."
Barbara had given up the law five years before, but she's still "death qualified," still able to defend clients in Oregon who face the death penalty if convicted. And now her lawyer father needs her back in the arena to defend Nell Kendricks, who's been indicted for the murder of her estranged husband, Lucas Kendricks.
But did she do it? After not seeing him for seven years? And where was Lucas all that time? Ultimately, the small-town courtroom is where the truth can be found--if one can spot it through the blinding maelstrom of injustice, confusion, chaos, reality, and love....

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Barbara Holloway left a promising legal career defending clients against murder charges when she became disgusted with the system. One call from her father brings her back into the courtroom and into a maelstrom of injustice and confusion.

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