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A Defense for the Dead (Tom Doherty Associates Book)

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The murderer is known as Van Gogh. Leaving a bloody trail of bodies up and down the east coast, every one of the serial killer's targets receives his gruesome signature: the removal of the victim's right ear. After ten such bodies, the FBI tracks him down and takes him out, putting an end to an horrific mystery. For Boston attorney Jimmy Morrissey, however, Van Gogh's death is only the beginning.

Jimmy Morrissey has problems of his own. His wife has cancer, his practice is floundering, and his receptionist is trying to use him as his own personal bodyguard. Things only get worse when two FBI agents let him in on a chilling piece of evidence found in Van Gogh's apartment: abeautiful woman's headshot, with Morrisey's name and address on the back.

It isn't too long before Morrissey realizes that he's been sent a message from beyond thegrave. The tightly wrapped Van Gogh case begins to unravel with every new detail Jimmy uncovers, which could mean that a murderer is still at large. But finding out the truth means taking on a client that technically doesn't exist, living Jimmy Morrissey as Defense for the Dead.

Synopsis:

Boston attorney Jimmy Morrissey must juggle a troubled personal life and an even more troubling murder case in which a serial killer seemingly comes back from the grave.

About the Author

Michael Fredrickson was born in rural Minnesota. He received his B.A. from Macalester College, studied English literature at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and at the University of Toronto. He worked as a college professor, a hippy farmer, an auto mechanic, a lumberjack, a bar musician, and a singing telegrapher before obtaining his law degree from Harvard Law School.

Fredrickson spent five years working in a large Boston law firm before becoming general counsel to the state agency that polices lawyers in Massachusetts. He has also taught legal ethics and other subjects at Boston law schools. His fascination with the ethical dilemmas lawyers face is evident his crime novels, particularly A Cinderella Affidavit (1999) and A Defense for the Dead (2004). His second novel, A Witness for the Dead (2001), was a Boston Globe bestseller.

Fredrickson lives with his wife and son in the Boston area. He summers on Cape Cod and still returns regularly to visit friends and family in Minnesota. He has participated both as a teacher and as a student in the Demos Writers' Workshop.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312874575
Author:
Fredrickson, Michael
Publisher:
Forge Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Serial murders
Subject:
Boston
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers/Legal
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Tom Doherty Associates Book
Series Volume:
108-167
Publication Date:
20050301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6.76 x 4.16 x 0.9 in

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