No Defense - Barbara Holloway, Bk 5 Author:Kate Wilhelm Barbara Holloway has a reputation for taking on difficult cases and winning. But in every previous case, there’s been some fragment on which to build an argument. This time, she may have taken on a case with no defense at all. — Lara and Vinny Jessup had a wonderful marriage It renewed his lease on life after tragedy tainted his first marri... more »age, and it rescued Lara and her young son from a hateful ex-husband. But it all ends when Vinny is killed in an accident.
The sheriff first suspects that Vinny died when his car rolled over on a treacherous curve on Lookout Mountain. Then he finds the gunshot wound. And with a large insurance policy as motive, suspicion turns to Lara.
With only the word of an accused woman and a mysterious box of papers about the unsolved murder of Vinny’s son, Barbara takes on Lara’s case. And realizes she may be facing the biggest challenge of her career: an innocent client with no defense.
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This is the best mystery that I have read in quite a while. Barbara Holloway has become a favorite character now. She is competent and a downright real person, someone you would like to have for a friend. If you are looking for a great summer beach book, this is the one. You will not be able to put it down and when it is over you wish it had gone on longer.