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Sleight of Hand: A Novel of Suspense

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Private investigator Dana Cutler must take down a cunning psychopath before he can pull off the perfect crime, in Sleight of Hand, a novel of suspense from Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of Capitol Murder and Supreme Justice.

Charles Benedict — charismatic criminal defense lawyer, amateur illusionist, and professional hit man — has performed his greatest sleight of hand yet: framing a millionaire for the murder of his much younger wife.

When Horace Blair married Carrie, the prosecutor in his DUI trial, he made her sign a prenuptial agreement guaranteeing her twenty million dollars if she remained faithful for the first ten years of marriage. Just one week before their tenth anniversary, Carrie disappears, and Horace is charged with her murder. Desperate to clear his name, the millionaire hires D.C.s most ruthless defense lawyer — Charles Benedict.

P.I. Dana Cutler is in the Pacific Northwest on the trail of a stolen relic dating from the Ottoman Empire. Hitting a dead end sends her back to Virginia perplexed and disappointed — and straight into the case of Horace and Carrie Blair.

Now Dana must conjure a few tricks of her own to expose Benedict's plot, before he can work his deadly magic on her...

Review:

"Bestseller Margolin's stylish if shallow fourth suspense novel featuring Washington, D.C., PI Dana Cutler (after 2012's Capitol Murder) pits her against a particularly slimy and dangerous villain. Dispatched by client Margot Laurent to the Pacific Northwest in search of a golden scepter that once belonged to an Ottoman sultan, Cutler finds a connection between the valuable relic and Horace Blair, 'the multimillionaire head of a conglomerate with tentacles in shipping, scrap metal, real estate, and other lucrative enterprises.' Back in D.C., defense lawyer Charles Benedict — magician, rapist, blackmailer, killer — is trying to frame Blair for the murder of his wife, Virginia prosecutor Carrie Blair, who disappeared shortly before termination of her prenup would have made her very rich. Cutler returns home in time to witness Blair's bail hearing and discover a surprising link between Margot and Carrie. Cutler meets Benedict's clever machinations with equally clever countermeasures, but readers should be prepared for superficial characterizations. Agents: Jean Naggar and Jennifer Weltz, Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Phillip Margolin has written sixteen New York Times bestsellers, including his latest novels, Capitol Murder and Supreme Justice. Each displays a unique, compelling insider's view of criminal behavior, which comes from his long career as a criminal defense attorney who has handled thirty murder cases. Winner of the Distinguished Northwest Writer Award, Margolin lives in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062069917
Subtitle:
A Novel of Suspense
Author:
Margolin, Phillip
Author:
MARGOLIN, PHILLIP
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 22.8 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestseller Margolin's stylish if shallow fourth suspense novel featuring Washington, D.C., PI Dana Cutler (after 2012's Capitol Murder) pits her against a particularly slimy and dangerous villain. Dispatched by client Margot Laurent to the Pacific Northwest in search of a golden scepter that once belonged to an Ottoman sultan, Cutler finds a connection between the valuable relic and Horace Blair, 'the multimillionaire head of a conglomerate with tentacles in shipping, scrap metal, real estate, and other lucrative enterprises.' Back in D.C., defense lawyer Charles Benedict — magician, rapist, blackmailer, killer — is trying to frame Blair for the murder of his wife, Virginia prosecutor Carrie Blair, who disappeared shortly before termination of her prenup would have made her very rich. Cutler returns home in time to witness Blair's bail hearing and discover a surprising link between Margot and Carrie. Cutler meets Benedict's clever machinations with equally clever countermeasures, but readers should be prepared for superficial characterizations. Agents: Jean Naggar and Jennifer Weltz, Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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