Traumatizedd by a former client's vicious attempt on her life, attorney Amanda Jaffe has avoided violent cases. Now she has to defend former drug dealer John Dupre in a case no one wants. Terrified, Amanda summons the courage to interview her client...alone.
Margolin delivers again!! This book has so many plots and sub-plots that it's hard to keep up the first half of the book. Then, slowly the pieces start to come together and from that point on, it's hard to put it down. Amanda Jaffe, who has been selected to defend a murderer, not only has her hands full trying to prove her client's innocence, now someone wants her dead too!
On the outside, Amanda Jaffe has healed from the traumatic events that concluded the sensational New York Times bestseller Wild Justice -- but inside, she's struggling to regain her self-assurance. When she is forced to represent a pimp accused of murder (a case no other lawyer will touch), her client threatens her, strirring up the trauma to such an extent that she must finally seek the help of a psychiatrist. Her opponent on the murder case, ADA Tom McCorkle, is a local hero -- he won the Heisman Trophy and secured for University Oregon its only victory in the Rose Bowl 15 years earlier -- who is embroiled in his own crisis of confidence, because his popularity is based on a lie. When two people involved in Amanda's case also wind up murdered, Amanda's investigation reveals strange links between a powerful group of men and a drug-related bloodbath many years before. They're called "The Courthouse Athletic Club" -- but who are they? -- why are they interested in a small-time pimp? -- and is it possible that their power and influence reaches all the way to the Presidency?
Amanda Jaffe was a rising star of Portland's legal community, until a run-in with a psychopath left her scared and craving anonymity. But her new case promises to kee her in the spotlight and in danger. Defending the accused murderer of a U.S. Senator will place her and those she loves directly in the path of a deadly cabal with ambitions that extend all the way to the presidency of the United States.
"If you can keep up with the plot and all its characters you'll find this to be a very rewarding thriller. There are some twists and turns you won't see coming, along with thrills and suspense." amazon
Amanda Jaffe was a rising star of Portland's legal community, until a run-in with a psycopath left her scared and craving anonymity. But her new case promises to keep her in the spotlight - and in danger. Defendig the accused murderer of a U.S. senator will place her and those she loves directly in the path of a deadly cabal with ambitions that extend all the way to the presidency of the United States....