When Ben Kincaid visits a small town in the Pacific Northwest, he immediately gets into trouble that lands him in jail. And it just went downhill from there, with him defending a former client for murder. Ben is about the only one who really believes that his client is innocent and even the client seems to be trying to sabotage his own defense. Interesting story about serious conflict between Loggers and Environmentalists that showed both sides of the debate and the fatal consequences.
One of my favorites, provides several laugh-out-loud moments in the midst of the drama. If you like the protagonist, Ben Kincaid, and the rest of his recurring cast of lawyer and private-eye assistants, you'll want to read all of them. Nice blend of genre and humor with a scrappy hero.
ANOTHER GREAT LEGAL THRILLER BY BERNHARDT.
Ben Kincaid goes on vacation, to find himself in the middle of an unorthodox trial.
MYSTERY ABOUT MURDER, TREE HUGGERS AND LOGGERS. LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. GOOD READ.
Not my favorite of Berhardt's, but since I adore Ben Kincaid, still a good read!
Years earlier, professional activiist George Zakin was successfully defended agains a charge of murder by a fledgling attorney named Ben Kincaid. Now, accused of viciously killing a lumberjack, Zakin is counting on Ben to duplicate that long-ago courtroom coup. With the odds stacked against him, Ben walks into a war zone in the courtroom and a potential killing field in Magic Valley an explosive place where allies and enemies are hard to tell apart and digging for the truth is as good as digging your grave.
Suffering from courtroom burnout, attorney Ben Kincaid heads to the picturesque Pacific Northwest for some much=needed R & R. But Ben's blissful getaway becomes a busman's holiday in the small town of Magic Valley, where a pitched battle between the local logging industry and crusading conservationists has led to brutal murder.
Years earlier, professional activist George Zakin was successfully defended against a charge of murder by a fledgling attorney named Ben Kincaid. Now, accused of viciously killing a lumberjack, Zakin is counting on Ben to duplicate that long-ago courtroom coup. With the odds stacked against him, Ben walks into a war zone in the courtroom...and a potential killing field in Magic Valley, an explosive place where allies and enemies are hard to tell apart-and digging for the truth is a good as digging your grave.