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An Innocent Client (2008)

by Scott Pratt

Series: Joe Dillard Series (1)

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A preacher is stabbed to death in a Tennessee motel, and the suspect is a strip-club waitress. Defense attorney Joe Dillard is sure the vulnerable Angel is not capable of killing anyone. What Dillard doesn't count on are the others drawn into the storm of this stunning crime. Original.

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Joe Dillard is defending a female client accused of murdering a drunk preacher and cutting off his privates. his defense is helped by a female who owns a strip club. ( )
  pgabj | Jun 7, 2020 |
Interesting, easy read; Nice ending. ( )
  hraghavendran | Mar 22, 2020 |
This was a surprisingly engaging book, for all the fact that it's more of a legal story than anything. Joe Dillard, a defense attorney, wants to have a truly innocent client before his career comes to an end, and he might have found one. Add in an angry family member of a murder victim, a troubled sister, a victim that is in no way truly innocent, and a tricky web of events that slowly unfold, and it manages to be both engaging and interesting. I will be reading the other books in the series, for sure. ( )
  TiffanyAK | Mar 11, 2020 |
Joe Dillard, a defense attorney, has spent his years as a lawyer defending the worst criminals. He isn't well liked among the police and the judges but someone has to defend these people. Joe is ready to get out of being a lawyer when a woman approaches him about a case. A preacher has been killed and a young lady that works for her has been charged. She gives Joe an offer he can't refuse if he promised to set her free.

Joe is also dealing with a sister who has lived a life of drug abuse and ended up in jail. Due to a childhood trauma that Joe witnessed happening to her, she has never fully recovered. Joe offers to take her in and try to get her help, but his sister isn't interested in making amends. Having his sister in jail is just adding more fewel to the lawyers on the other side of the table. And Joe isn't sure he can prove his client is inocent.

This was a good book. It was recommended by one of the (many) book pages I follow and got over 11,000 Amazon reviews, so I had to check it out. It is an easy read, and the characters are well developed. The book held my interest the entire time. Even though some of the story "twists" weren't necessary shocking, the author did a good job keeping the story flowing smoothly.

I understand there are many more books in this series about Joe Dillard, and I think I am going to keep reading them. If you like crime novels, this is a good one to check out. ( )
  JenMat | Jan 10, 2019 |
A preacher is found brutally murdered in a Tennessee motel room. A young, beautiful girl is accused of the crime. Joe Dillard has become cynical about the life he has led as a defense attorney. He's been aching to retire and now wants to defend just one innocent client. It appears as if this girl just might be his conscience-clearing defendant. ( )
  creighley | Sep 10, 2017 |
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A preacher is stabbed to death in a Tennessee motel, and the suspect is a strip-club waitress. Defense attorney Joe Dillard is sure the vulnerable Angel is not capable of killing anyone. What Dillard doesn't count on are the others drawn into the storm of this stunning crime. Original.

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