A doctor is murdered in front of a rehab center, and Oregon lawyer Barbara Halloway has to clear the accused. A good read
Excellent! Keeps you guessing until the end.
Geat plot,mystery and courtroom drama.
A talented but abrasive surgeon turns up dead in the garden of a not-for-profit rehab clinic. The entire devoted staff has reason to want him out of the way. So who dunnit? According to an elderly witness, a demon in a black "carapace" with a tail!
Barbara Holloway is hired to represent the two most likely suspects, the surgeons much-abused young wife, and the brilliant and charismatic physical therapist who would lose his job if the surgeon had his way.
This well-written mystery is somewhat slow moving, but sustains interest to the end. A fun and entertaining summer read.
This is the first book I have read by Kate Whilhelm. I will certainly read more. It does start out a bit like a romance but soon gets intoa mystery that keeps one guessing. Worth reading.
Another Kate Wilhelm classic starring Barbara Holloway. It is suspenseful up until the very end!!!!!
okay though a little strained at times
Definetly convincing proof!
Wilhelm writes of Barbara Holloway, a Eugene OR lawyer who takes on complex cases. Very readable and intriguing investigative work, and legal expertise. This plot concerns the murder of a well-known and brillian surgeon, and a clinic which assists those who are not so well off.
The Kelso/McIvey rehab center is a place of hope and healing for its patients--and for the dedicated staff who volunteer there. But David McIvey, a brilliant surgeon whose ego rivals his skill with a scalpel, wants to change all that. His plan to close the clinic and replace it with a massive new surgery center--with himself at the helm--means that the rehab center will be forced to close its doors.
Since he is poised to desecrate the dreams of so many, it's not suyrprising to anyone, especially Oregon lawyer Barbara Holloway, that somebody dares to stop him in cold blood. When David McIvey is murdered outside the clinic's doors early one morning, Barbara once again uses her razor-sharp instincts and take-no-prisioners attitude to create a defense for the two members of the clinic who stand accused. And in her most perplexing case yet, Barbara is forced to explore the darkest places where people can hide--the soul beneath the skin.