Rumpole and the Reign of Terror (Rumpole of the Bailey, Bk 14)
Rumpole and the Reign of Terror - Rumpole of the Bailey, Bk 14 Author:John Mortimer While defending a mind-numbingly dull theft charge, Rumpole finds that the new terrorist laws have hamstrung his beloved courts. Meanwhile, a Pakistani doctor has been imprisoned without charge or trial under suspicion of aiding al Qaeda in its plans for a terrorist attack. With the doctor's wife begging him to help her husband, the Great De... more »fender is determined to bring the case before a jury.
Trouble is also brewing at home as Hilda—She Who Must Be Obeyed—sits down to write her own memoirs describing her view of Rumpole and her own love life. Rumpole's battle on the home front threatens to derail his case but where there's a Rumpole, there's a way!« less
This has got to be one of the best "Rumpole's" John Mortimer has written! Imagine "She Who Must Be Obeyed" writing her on memoirs and her versions of Rumpoles' cases and their own "romance". It also brings Rumpole into the Post 9/11 era which is interesting, but also a little sad. But Rumpole finds his way around the new laws, but there is a surprise ending! I highly recommend Rumpole to anyone who loves the Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh genre.