QB VII Author:Leon Uris A novel of the trial of the century. — Queen's Bench Courtroom Number Seven in the tradition-rich London Law Court is the stage for the most unusual and electrifying legal battle in British history. — England's most eminent barrister looked directly into the faces of the jury, "There comes a moment in the human experience when one's life itself no... more » longer makes sense when it is directed to the mutilation and murder of his fellow man."
Libel was the cause. A knighted doctor against a best selling American author who had defamed him in his novel.
But the real issue was the duty and responsibility of man to fellow man, that demarcation line of human morality beyond which no man can cross for any reason.
A major novelist at the peak of his powers uses his skill to sweep the reader from Poland and Italy, to the Colonial Service in the Crown Colony of Sarawak in Borneo, to Norfolk, Virginia in the first part of the century, to the Battle of Britain, to Jerusalem, to the International Set's playground on the Costa del Sol.
Written in white heat, it surges to a climax as the witness stand erupts with a gamut of characters representing a multitude of cultures in conflict.« less