The Guilty Die Twice A Legal Thriller
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|Author||: Don Hartshorn|
|Editor||: Brothers in Law|
Two brother attorneys. Two bullet-riddled corpses. Two sides to the story.A capital crime. A family betrayal. A bang of the gavel-and Austin lawyer brothers Travis and Jake Lynch find themselves on opposing sides of the courtroom for the first time. Conscience-stricken Travis leaves his high-powered law firm to become a public defender, while bullish Jake rises to become District Attorney-though ambition drives his sights even higher. Ten years down the road, a grisly double murder pits brother against brother yet again over a similar capital case, and while both Lynches are convinced they're in the right at first, the truth turns out to me more complicated-and deadly-than either could have imagined. A drug deal double-cross turns lethal, leaving two corpses and one victim paralyzed for life. The victim never saw the gunman, but he knows one name: Sam Park. Travis defended Sam's brother years before, and he takes the murder case even knowing it'll bring him face-to-face with Jake after ten years of cold silence. Jake, meanwhile, runs afoul of the Austin political machine and needs a high-profile conviction to win a tough upcoming election. And Sam, the star witness and prime suspect, won't talk-not to Travis, and certainly not to the high-and-mighty DA-and time is running out. Can these estranged brothers put aside a decade of enmity in the name of true justice? Or will the truth of what really happened that bloody night go to the grave with Sam Park?
|Author||: William Bernhardt|
|Editor||: Babylon Books|
A billion-dollar inheritance. A relative’s suspicious reappearance. Can Dan dig up the secrets of the past before he’s buried six feet under? Attorney Daniel Pike’s flashy courtroom antics have earned him plenty of enemies--but also freed many innocent people. When he learns that the same crooked cop who got his father locked up for life is testifying in a contested-identity suit, Daniel takes the case. But it won’t be easy to prove his client is the long-lost heir to an immense estate since the young man can’t remember the last fourteen years… His civil litigation becomes a criminal trial when another heir is violently murdered and the mysterious amnesiac looks like the prime suspect. Battling vanishing evidence, political interference, and a brutal attack on his life, the savvy lawyer knows he’ll need to put on his best performance yet. Can Dan clear his client’s name and inheritance? Or will they both pay with their lives? Trial by Blood is the third book in the nail-biting Daniel Pike legal thriller series. If you like sinister conspiracies, brash attorneys, and dark-alley danger, then you’ll love William Bernhardt’s page-turning novel. Buy Trial by Blood and take a crack at injustice today!
|Author||: Michael Cordell|
After spending fiver years in jail for a murder he didn't commit, lawyer Thane Banning takes a case to defend a former inmate from the same DA who put him behind bars. The last time he played by the rules, he landed on death row. This time he's staking it all-his marriage, his reputation, and even his life-on the outcome of the impending case.
|Author||: Jason Holland|
|Editor||: Amber House Books|
Will the sins of the father be visited upon the son? When Cassandra Warren, the wife of one of the wealthiest business tycoons in Kentucky, is brutally murdered at her lake home, criminal attorney Hunter Cameron’s own nightmare is just beginning. Cassandra’s death is the precise echo of a murder that occurred over forty years before—a case that nearly destroyed Hunter’s own attorney father. Only this time, it is Hunter’s best friend Kirk who is the prime suspect in the vicious slaying. Caught up in a tangled web of small town intrigue and politics, Hunter fights to prove his friend’s innocence. What no one knows is that Hunter is hiding a deadly secret of his own and that catching the real killer and saving Kirk’s life may very well cost him his own… “HONOR THY FATHER has it all! It's an edge-of-your-seat suspense novel, a touching coming of age story, and a gripping legal thriller with a climax you'll remember long after you turn the last page. It truly is a haunting thrill ride of a novel!"—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author
|Author||: Harriet Tyce|
|Editor||: Grand Central Publishing|
A young lawyer's outwardly perfect life spirals out of control as she takes on her first murder case in this "dark, original and utterly compelling" domestic noir for readers of Paula Hawkins, A.J. Finn, or Shari Lapena. (Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone) Alison has it all. A doting husband, adorable daughter, and a career on the rise--she's just been given her first murder case to defend. But all is never as it seems... Just one more night. Then I'll end it. Alison drinks too much. She's neglecting her family. And she's having an affair with a colleague whose taste for pushing boundaries may be more than she can handle. I did it. I killed him. I should be locked up. Alison's client doesn't deny that she stabbed her husband - she wants to plead guilty. And yet something about her story is deeply amiss. Saving this woman may be the first step to Alison saving herself. I'm watching you. I know what you're doing. But someone knows Alison's secrets. Someone who wants to make her pay for what she's done, and who won't stop until she's lost everything....
|Author||: Michael Stagg|
A billionaire dies. When an innocent woman is blamed, a lawyer must fight a wealthy family for justice.It seems straightforward to attorney Nate Shepherd - a middle-aged billionaire dies while celebrating at a wedding reception. The grief-stricken family lashes out, though, blaming the billionaire's date for his death. When the family brings all of its power to bear, the wheels of local justice threaten to overwhelm the woman. As Nate Shepherd steps in to defend her, he tries to deflect the misplaced anger that's directed at the woman for the tragedy. But as the investigation progresses, a tangled history unravels, including unexpected ties to Nate's own life. And with each secret that is uncovered, the stakes rise until Nate finds himself fighting for the woman's freedom in a trial for her life. Can Nate Shepherd protect an innocent client from a family trying to buy its own brand of justice? True Intent is the second book in the gripping Nate Shepherd Legal Thriller series. If you like razor-sharp dialogue, iron-willed characters, and slippery moral quandaries, then you'll love Michael Stagg's fierce court-room drama.Buy True Intent and step into the courtroom today!
|Author||: William Bernhardt|
|Editor||: Babylon Books|
If he loses this case, the consequence is death... Ever since his father's wrongful incarceration, defense lawyer Daniel Pike has defended the innocent at any cost. But he's stunned when his archrival DA is found shot dead and brutally crucified. And after Pike himself lands in jail for the crime, he smells a terrifying setup. Fearing he'll suffer the same fate as his parent, the determined attorney uncovers evidence that the DA was involved with a sinister sex-trafficking ring. But with the prosecution presenting an ironclad case against him, it's clear someone wants Pike out of the way. And if they can't get him with a lethal injection, they may resort to bullets... Can Pike get to the truth before he's condemned to die behind bars? Twisted Justice is the tense fourth novel in the Daniel Pike Legal Thrillers series. If you like dark conspiracies, heart-stopping suspense, and courtroom battles against the odds, then you'll love William Bernhardt's breathtaking tale. Buy Twisted Justice to escape death row today!
|Author||: John Ellsworth|
|Editor||: Independently Published|
Have you ever tried to outrun a past that was always ahead of you?Meet Assistant District Attorney Lettie Portman, a prosecutor whose past tries to run her todays. The sex crimes prosecutor didn't get into sex crimes by accident: her own past demanded it. When a fourteen-year-old girl is savagely attacked by mother's live-in boyfriend, Lettie is called to the hospital. There, she meets a sweet young girl whose only goal is to go to school and come home to a safe environment. But mom's boyfriend makes the girl's world anything but safe. Soon, the abuse gets worse and Lettie, the prosecutor, goes to the grand jury with the case. Will Lettie's own past interfere with her prosecution of San Diego's Terrible Man of the Year? Will she be able to make peace with her own abuse and move on to become the hard-hitting prosecutor the young girl deserves right now?Lettie Portman is a woman you won't ever forget, as you join with her in her march to freedom from her past. A John Ellsworth legal thriller by the master of the genre.John Ellsworth is a Goodreads writer with over 60,000 ratings and a USA Today Bestseller and a Kindle All-Star.AMAZON HAS SAID, "WE ARE INSPIRED BY THE SUCCESS OF THIS WRITER AND HOW HE IS DELIGHTING READERS"--AMAZON PRESS RELEASE 10/15/18
|Author||: Scott Turow,David Gelsanliter|
|Editor||: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux|
While struggling to cope with the suicide of his beloved wife, Clara, attorney Alejandro "Sandy" Stern defends his brother-in-law, Dixon Hartnack, a wily financial wizard under investigation by a federal grand jury
|Author||: John Grisham|
Criminal lawyer Jake Brigance faces the fight of his life when he is asked to defend Carl Hailey, who, in a rage of anger, shot and killed the men on trial for the rape of his daughter.
|Author||: Lisa Scottoline|
Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Scottoline reaches new heights with this riveting novel about how a single decision can undo a family, how our past can derail our present, and how not guilty doesn't always mean innocent. Allie Garvey is heading home to the funeral of a childhood friend. Allie is not only grief-stricken, she's full of dread. Because going home means seeing the other two people with whom she shares an unbearable secret. Twenty years earlier, a horrific incident shattered the lives of five teenagers, including Allie. Drinking and partying in the woods, they played a dangerous prank that went tragically wrong, turning deadly. The teenagers kept what happened a secret, believing that getting caught would be the worst thing that could happen. But time has taught Allie otherwise. Not getting caught was far worse. Allie has been haunted for two decades by what she and the others did, and by the fact that she never told a soul. The dark secret has eaten away at her, distancing her from everyone she loves, including her husband. Because she wasn't punished by the law, Allie has punished herself, and it's a life sentence. Now, Allie stands on the precipice of losing everything. She's ready for a reckoning, determined to learn how the prank went so horribly wrong. She digs to unearth the truth, but reaches a shocking conclusion that she never saw coming--and neither will the reader. A deeply emotional examination of family, marriage, and the true nature of justice, Someone Knows is Lisa Scottoline's most powerful novel to date. Startling, page-turning, and with an ending that's impossible to forget, this is a tour de force by a beloved author at the top of her game.
|Author||: Alex Michaelides|
|Editor||: Celadon Books|
**THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** "An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy." —Entertainment Weekly The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him....
|Author||: Steve Cavanagh|
THE SERIAL KILLER ISN'T ON TRIAL. HE'S ON THE JURY... **************** 'Books this ingenious don't come along very often.' Michael Connelly 'THIRTEEN is my favourite read of the year.' Sarah Pinborough 'Outstanding.' Lee Child 'Smart and original. This is a belter of a book.' Clare Mackintosh **************** 'To your knowledge, is there anything that would preclude you from serving on this jury?' Murder wasn't the hard part. It was just the start of the game. Joshua Kane has been preparing for this moment his whole life. He's done it before. But this is the big one. This is the murder trial of the century. And Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house. But there's someone on his tail. Someone who suspects that the killer isn't the man on trial. Kane knows time is running out - he just needs to get to the conviction without being discovered. **************** THIRTEEN REASONS WHY ... YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK: 'An oh so clever hook for an oh so clever, gripping book. THIRTEEN is courtroom drama at its finest, blended with page-turning twists and characters you can't get enough of. Steve Cavanagh is the John Grisham for a new generation. Slick, thrilling and unique, THIRTEEN is my favourite read of the year.' Sarah Pinborough 'Outstanding - an intriguing premise, a tense, gripping build-up, and a spectacular climax. This guy is the real deal. Trust me.' Lee Child 'Smart and original. This is a belter of a book.' Clare Mackintosh 'Great hook. Great plot. Great book. Thirteen is a real page turner and one you won't want to put down.' Simon Kernick 'A brilliant, twisty, ingeniously constructed puzzle of a book. Steve Cavanagh pulls off an enviable premise with panache.' Ruth Ware 'I've been tracking Steve Cavanagh for a few years now and Thirteen is his best, a dead bang beast of a book that expertly combining his authority on the law with an absolutely great thrill ride. Books this ingenious don't come along very often.' Michael Connelly 'Quite simply deserves to be HUGE. If you read a thriller as good this year, it's only because you've read this one twice.' Mark Billingham 'Tore through this between dusk and dawn. Absolute 5-star cracker from Steve Cavanagh, who's gotta be among top legal thriller writers out there nowadays. A powerhouse of a book that's much more than its high-concept hook.' Craig Sisterson 'Wow! This book is friggin' awesome! Utterly immersive.' Emma Kavanagh 'Fantastically gripping? Guilty as charged!' Angela Clarke 'An absolute cracker.' Susi Holliday 'Guilty of thrills, twists, and expertly manipulating the reader.' Mason Cross 'An absolute rollercoaster of a read. Thrilling.' Cass Green
|Author||: Scott Turow|
|Editor||: Grand Central Publishing|
The "unputdownable courtroom drama" (Stephen King) and riveting sequel to the landmark bestseller Presumed Innocent, in which Tommy Molto and Rusty Sabich come head-to-head in a second murder trial. Twenty years after Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto went head to head in the shattering murder trial of Presumed Innocent, the men are once more pitted against one another in a riveting psychological match. When Sabich, now 60 years old and the chief judge of an appellate court, finds his wife Barbara dead under mysterious circumstances, Molto accuses him of murder for the second time, setting into motion a trial that is vintage Turow--the courtroom at its most taut and explosive. With his characteristic insight into both the dark truths of the human psyche and the dense intricacies of the criminal justice system, Scott Turow proves once again that some books simply compel us to read late into the night, desperate to know who did it. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
|Author||: Mark T. Sullivan|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
A heart-pounding rappel into the chasms of darkness. Whitney Burke is a renowned cave researcher and marine biologist who has abandoned her livelihood after losing an assistant in a tragic caving accident. Though Whitney vows never to enter Labyrinth Cave again, her husband and daughter join a NASA-sponsored caving expedition. When the expedition is overtaken by a group of criminals, Whitney must overcome her paralyzing fear to save her husband Tom, her daughter Cricket and, ultimately, herself. Mark T. Sullivan's driving narrative explores the cave's terrifying subterranean atmosphere, a range of fascinating characters, and heart-stopping action sequences. Sullivan drops the reader into the story with force and momentum in this intensely told and adroitly crafted thriller, an astounding tale of adventure.
|Author||: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro|
|Editor||: Little, Brown|
A young girl is killed in the crossfire after a routine arrest goes terribly wrong, and Lt. Lindsay Boxer has to defend herself against a charge of police brutality. In a landmark trial that transfixes the nation, Lindsay fights to save her career and her sanity. While awaiting trial, Lindsay escapes to the tranquility of the beautiful town of Half Moon Bay. But the peaceful community there is reeling from a string of unspeakable murders. Working with her friends in the Women's Murder Club, Lindsay finds a link between these killings and a case she worked on years before - an unsolved murder that has haunted her ever since. As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay battles for her life on two fronts: before a judge and jury as her trial comes to a climax and facing unknown adversaries who will do anything to keep her from the truth about the killings. It all comes to a head before the big annual 4th of July celebration on the waterfront at Half Moon Bay. "Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried. There's no stopping his imagination." -New York Times Book Review "Patterson's skill at building suspense is enviable." -Kansas City Star "When it comes to constructing a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right." -New York Daily News
|Author||: James M. Cain|
|Editor||: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard|
An amoral young tramp. A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband. A problem that has only one grisly solution--a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve. First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mixture of violence and eroticism, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a classic of the roman noir. It established James M. Cain as a major novelist with an unsparing vision of America's bleak underside, and was acknowledged by Albert Camus as the model for The Stranger.
|Author||: Jodi Picoult|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
In the aftermath of a small-town school shooting, lawyer Jordan McAfee finds himself defending a youth who desperately needs someone on his side, while detective Patrick Ducharme works with the primary witness--the daughter of the judge assigned to the case.
|Author||: William L. Myers|
|Editor||: Thomas & Mercer|
A man in prison for murder. One woman wants him freed. One woman wants him dead. Mick McFarland is stunned when he's arrested for murdering business tycoon Edwin Hanson, brother to David Hanson--one of Mick's former clients. Mick is even more shocked when he's confronted with the incriminating evidence: surveillance footage of him stalking the victim and pulling the trigger. As Mick's legal team fights against windmills trying to beat the prosecution in court, his wife, Piper, journeys across the country, trying to win her husband's freedom by going after the man she is convinced is out to destroy Mick and David both. What she doesn't anticipate is that David's wife, Marcie, is on a similar mission to shelter her own husband. And the two women may not be on the same side. Piper has it all right...and all wrong. And her time is running out. Will she be able to save her husband from conviction and clear his name?