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Proof of Intent: A Charley Sloan Courtroom Thrillerby William Jeremiah Coughlin
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Charley Sloan isn't your typical lawyer. But then again, this isn't your typical case. When famous author and hometown hero Miles Dane is arrested for murdering his wife, it seems like an open-and-shut case. With no credible alibi, a mountain of physical evidence, and a motive of millions, it seems the prosecution's case is airtight.
The police suspect that Dane had planned this crime many years ago--and made the mistake of writing it all down...in exact detail. Even Charley begins to question Dane's innocence. But Charley's own investigation gives him reason to believe that his client is being framed and that the real killer is using Dane's own bizarre imagination against him. But why isn't Dane speaking up? What secrets is he hiding?
As the trial begins, it's still unclear where Miles Dane's wild imaginings stop and reality begins. Or whether he is committing the ultimate sacrifice in order to atone for something he did long ago. Only in the crucible of the final, fevered moments of trial will Charley finally put the pieces together and reveal the stunning truth...
Pickeral Point recluse Miles Dane, stands charged with murdering his wife. He calls on Charley Sloan to defend him and so begins Sloan's most puzzling, and frustrating case yet. Aided by his daughter, Charley must unravel dark family secrets while trying to contain a client bent on self-destruction.
Edgar Award winner Sorrells breathes new life into Coughlin's fictional attorney from his bestselling 1980s series with a new case involving a famous author arrested for the murder of his wife. Martin's Press.
About the Author
William J. Coughlin, a former defense attorney and judge in Detroit for twenty years, was the author of sixteen novels. He lived in Grosse Point Woods, Michigan, with his wife, Ruth, an author and book critic.
Walter Sorrells is the Edgar Award-winning author of the legal thrillers Cry For Justice, Will To Murder, and Power Of Attorney. He has served on the board of directors of the Mystery Writers of America.
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