Electrifying... carries the reader along one track (innocent man seeks exoneration) only to switch on to another (cat-and-mouse caper) halfway through with delicious, frictionless ease. Guardian But this is not a story about a triumph or a miscarriage of courtroom justice. It's the more devious, surprising story of a smart man who gets even smarter once he spends five years honing his skills as a jailhouse lawyer -- and then expertly concocts an ingenious revenge scheme... Mr. Grisham writes with rekindled vigor here. New York Times Like many a Grisham hero, Mal is a legal insider who knows how to work the system to his advantage. He's also a peculiarly lone wolf, willing to shed all his family ties in pursuit of a very long and entertaining con. Entertainment WeeklyVom Verlag:
Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of the USA only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett just became number five. His body was found in the small basement of a lakeside cabin he had built himself and frequently used on weekends. When he did not show up for a trial on Monday morning, his law clerks panicked, called the FBI, and in due course the agents found the crime scene. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies - Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. I did not know Judge Fawcett, but I know who killed him, and why. I am a lawyer, and I am in prison. It's a long story.
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Buchbeschreibung HODDER & STOUGHTON Jul 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 198 x 132 x 25 mm. Neuware - Paperback edition of the new legal thriller from the master of the genre. When a federal judge is murdered in a lakeside cabin along with young secretary, there is not much evidence to go on. But an imprisoned lawyer holds the key to the case. Grisham was awarded the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction in 2011, and more than 275 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide. 'Mr Grisham writes with rekindled vigour here.' 'New York Times' Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781444729764