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Publisher Comments:

Bestselling author William Bernhardt is an unsurpassed master at blending psychological suspense with gripping, surprise-filled legal action. Now, Bernhardt and his crusading attorney Ben Kincaid return in a thrilling story of love, hate, and the power of a courtroom to separate deception from the truth.

In Tulsa, Ben Kincaid has built a national reputation as a stalwart defense attorney who will fight tirelessly for his clients. In Evanston, Illinois, Johnny Christensen has built a national reputation as a sadistic bigot who beat and stabbed a gay man and left him to die. When Johnny’s mother comes to Ben and begs him to defend her son, he has one secret reason for saying no.

But while Ben turns down the case, his younger, beautiful partner, Christina McCall, does not. Traveling to Chicago and facing an explosion of controversy and deadly violence surrounding the trial, Christina steps into a case that is already nearly lost. Her client’s only defense is his claim that he left his victim bludgeoned but alive. To prove that someone else committed the actual murder, Christina needs a little bit of evidence—and a good motive to go with it.

When unforeseen circumstances force Ben Kincaid to enter the trial, the defense attorney sees only one way to prove Johnny’s innocence. But Ben’s plan means luring a killer out of the woodwork—even though he may kill again. . . .

A novel of gut-wrenching twists and surprises, this thriller brilliantly explores the passions between lovers—and the passions behind society’s most heinous crimes. Once again, the remarkable William Bernhardt makes us challenge every assumption, second-guess every judgment, and feel the terror of the truth.

Synopsis:

Entreated by the mother of a hate-crime suspect to defend her son, who has been charged with brutalizing and murdering a gay man, Tulsa defense attorney Ben Kincaid hides secret reasons for wanting to refuse the case but is prompted by unforeseen circumstances to attend the trial in Chicago alongside partner Christina McCall. 40,000 first printing.

About the Author

William Bernhardt is the author of many books, including Primary Justice, Double Jeopardy, Silent Justice, Murder One, Criminal Intent, and Death Row. He has twice won the Oklahoma Book Award for Best Fiction, and in 2000 he was presented the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award “in recognition of an outstanding body of work in which we understand ourselves and American society at large.” A former trial attorney, Bernhardt has received several awards for his public service. He lives in Tulsa with his wife, Kirsten, and their children, Harry, Alice, and Ralph.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345451477
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Author:
Bernhardt, William
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Attorney and client
Subject:
Hate crimes
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Kincaid, ben (fictitious character)
Subject:
Tulsa (Okla.)
Subject:
Tulsa
Subject:
Kincaid, Ben
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
MMM 94-1
Publication Date:
February 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.56x6.20x1.30 in. 1.41 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345451477 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Entreated by the mother of a hate-crime suspect to defend her son, who has been charged with brutalizing and murdering a gay man, Tulsa defense attorney Ben Kincaid hides secret reasons for wanting to refuse the case but is prompted by unforeseen circumstances to attend the trial in Chicago alongside partner Christina McCall. 40,000 first printing.
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