Silent Witness Author:Richard North Patterson Richard North Patterson's most stunning novel is a story of rivalry, friendship and loss and how the tragedies of youth can change the course of adulthood. — Silent Witness begins in 1967, in a small Midwestern town. Seventeen year-old Tony Lord, Lake City's star athlete, seems destined for great things. His driving ambition is precisely what a... more »ttracts Alison Taylor, the daughter of the town's leading family, and it is what sets Tony apart from his two closest friends: Sam Robb and Sam's girl, Sue Cash. Suddenly everything changes. Alison is brutally murdered and Tony is the number one suspect. The town turns against him. His friendship with Sam is destroyed and Tony leaves Lake City vowing never to return.
Twenty-seven years later an urgent phone call from Sue changes Tony's life once more. For Tony is now a San Francisco lawyer and Sue's plea for help is one he cannot ignore: her husband, Sam, now the vice principal of Lake City High, is suspected of the murder of a female student. In seeking to save him, Tony must confront not only the fear that Sam is a murderer, but the concealed passions and buried truths that underline Alison's death so long ago.
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