Synopses & Reviews
Policewoman Sara Woodruff, on death row for murdering her lover, John Finley, is appealing her case to the United States Supreme Court. But the unexpected resignation of a prominent justice could sink her appeal. Then a second justice is attacked for no apparent reason.
Called in to quietly investigate, p.i. Dana Cutler finds disturbing links between the Woodruff appeal, the ominous incidents in the justices' chambers . . .and a shootout that occurred years before on a small freighter docked upriver in Shelby, Oregon, with only one survivor: John Finley. Joining forces with former colleagues Brad Miller and FBI agent Keith Evans, who helped bring down a president in Executive Privilege, it's not long before Dana discovers a deadly secret in the heart of the U.S. intelligence community.
“Get ready for a page-turning thriller. . . . [It] will keep you guessing until the last page.” National Examiner
“Margolin has come up with a winning recipe for success: by combining his legal expertise and experience with attention-grabbing characters and surprising storylines, hes assured himself a secure spot in a genre known for keeping people guessing.” Cascadia Weekly
“[An] intriguing glimpse into the inner workings of the court. As always with Margolin, roller-coaster plot propels the action along, with plenty of twists and turns to keep things interesting.” The Portland Oregonian
“A good old fashioned political thriller. . . . Supreme Justice is a simple pleasure. . . . An exciting and enjoyable mystery.” Huffington Post
“Margolins latest is a fast-paced yarn connecting a Supreme Court vacancy, a death row inmate, an ex-CIA chief and an attack on another Justice.” New York Post, Required Reading
“Action speeds along through 65 fast-paced chapters with more bodies along the way. . . . But dont think you can solve this one on your own. Just when you think its wrapping up, there is another surprise.” The Oklahoman
“Margolin creates a tangled plot. . . . The ending was deliciously devious.” Bellingham Herald
“Entertaining. . . . Thriller fans who like to see the villains receive their just rewards and the good guys come to no harm will find this a comforting read.” Publishers Weekly
“A wry twist ending . . . puts a legal cherry on top of this satisfying gulp of Supreme Justice.” Clarion Ledger
“A master of plot and pacing—and one of those rare authors who can create a genuinely surprising ending.”
— Lisa Scottoline
“It takes a really crafty storyteller to put people on the edge of their seats and keep them there. Phillip Margolin does just that.”
— Chicago Tribune
The crew from the New York Times bestseller Executive Privilege is back in another pulse-racing thriller from Phillip Margolin. Fans of John Grisham, David Baldacci, James Patterson, and Scott Turow—as well as Margolins own immensely popular Amanda and Frank Jaffe books like Fugitive, Wild Justice, and Proof Positive—wont be able to put down Supreme Justice until the last spellbinding page.
About the Author
Phillip Margolin has written eighteen novels, many of them New York Times bestsellers, including the recent Worthy Brown's Daughter, Sleight of Hand, and the Washington Trilogy. Each displays a unique, compelling insider's view of criminal behavior, which comes from his long background as a criminal defense attorney who has handled thirty murder cases. Winner of the Distinguished Northwest Writer Award, he lives in Portland, Oregon.