Book Reviews of Shadow of a Doubt (Charley Sloan)

Shadow of a Doubt (Charley Sloan)
Shadow of a Doubt - Charley Sloan
Author: William Coughlin
ISBN-13: 9780312927455
ISBN-10: 0312927452
Publication Date: 12/1995
Pages: 407
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Very suspensful.
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The Lawyer: His sobriety and his career hang in the balance

The Ex-lover: When her daughter is accused of murdering her husband she asks him to take the case. Is that the real reason, or does she want him back in her life.

The Case: High-stakes and high-profile, the trial draws them together, even as it threatens to tear a city apart.
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A big, foursquare courtroom novel that poses the timeless riddle: Can recovering alcoholic lawyer Charley Sloan get his old lover Robin Harwell's beautiful, affectless stepdaughter Angel acquitted of killing her rich father before he gets disbarred because of demon rum or the judge's animus? Charley has his work cut out for him: the Pickeral Point (Mich.) police have the servants' testimony about Angel's threats to kill her father, Angel's fingerprints on the samurai sword used in the killing, and a videotape of her confession that she may have been responsible for his death. And Angel, with her long history of mental disturbances and her demure unresponsiveness, isn't the ideal client. Add the usual list of dragons--unreliable expert witnesses, an unsympathetic judge, a shoal of publicity hounds, the fiery baptism of national publicity, and several determined attempts by Harwell hangers-on to get Charley scratched from the case--and you can see why it's hard for Charley to enjoy the benefits to his foundering legal practice (which perks up overnight) and to his person (strong forward passes by both Robin and Angel). Detroit lawyer-judge Coughlin (Her Honor, 1987, etc.) keeps the tension up with crude but highly effective courtroom theatrics, and Charley follows the marks with a naive charm that suggests a close reading of The Verdict.
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My first time to read Coughlin. Really enjoyed will read more
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Compelling courtroom drama about a laywer on the edge defending his alluring daughter accused of murdering her wealthy husband.
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An OLD Charley Sloan lawyer procedural but one I hadn't read. A solid and always excellent author
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Detroit attoney and former alcoholic Charley Sloan lost his practice, his wife, fortune to booze. A chance at a comeback arrives in his former lover, Robin Harwell. She's now a desperate widow of a multimillionaire-and stepmother of the teenage girl charged with his brutal murder.
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Part of the Charlie Sloan series...
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A good Charley Sloan novel.
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Good Charley Sloan mystery.