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By Scott Turow. 2017
<P>Scott Turow, #1 New York Times bestselling author and "one of the major writers in America" (NPR), returns with a… page-turning legal thriller about an American prosecutor's investigation of a refugee camp's mystifying disappearance. <P>At the age of fifty, former prosecutor Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his law career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country. Still, when he is tapped by the International Criminal Court--an organization charged with prosecuting crimes against humanity--he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career. <P>Over ten years ago, in the apocalyptic chaos following the Bosnian war, an entire Roma refugee camp vanished. Now for the first time, a witness has stepped forward: Ferko Rincic claims that armed men marched the camp's Gypsy residents to a cave in the middle of the night--and then with a hand grenade set off an avalanche, burying 400 people alive. Only Ferko survived. <P>Boom's task is to examine Ferko's claims and determinine who might have massacred the Roma. <P>His investigation takes him from the International Criminal Court's base in Holland to the cities and villages of Bosnia and secret meetings in Washington, DC, as Boom sorts through a host of suspects, ranging from Serb paramilitaries, to organized crime gangs, to the US government itself, while also maneuvering among the alliances and treacheries of those connected to the case: Layton Merriwell, a disgraced US major general desperate to salvage his reputation; Sergeant Major Atilla Doby,a vital cog in American military operations near the camp at the time of the Roma's disappearance; Laza Kajevic, the brutal former leader of the Bosnian Serbs; Esma Czarni, Ferko's alluring barrister; and of course, Ferko himself, on whose testimony the entire case rests-and who may know more than he's telling. <P>A master of the legal thriller, Scott Turow has returned with his most irresistibly confounding and satisfying novel yet. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Steve Martini. 1993
Prosecutor Paul Martini thinks that he has found the murderer of six people, but when no evidence links the suspect… to the last two slayings, Paul realizes that another brutal killer is still free.
By Lisa Scottoline. 2018
In the new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Mary DiNunzio’s ruthless nemesis Nick Machiavelli is back...with… a vengeance. When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination—claiming that they were not hired because they were men—Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case. The plaintiffs’ lawyer is Nick Machiavelli, who has already lost to Mary once and is now back with a vengeance —determined not to not only win, but destroy the firm. It soon becomes clear that Machiavelli will do anything in his power to achieve his end…even after the case turns deadly. The stakes have never been higher for Mary and her associates as they try to keep Machiavelli at bay, solve a murder, and save the law firm they love…or they could lose everything they’ve worked for. Told with Scottoline's trademark gift for twists, turns, heart, and humanity, this latest thriller asks the question: Is it better to be loved, or feared...Feared, the sixth entry in the acclaimed Rosato & DiNunzio series, expertly explores what happens when we are tempted to give in to our own inner darkness. Praise for the Rosato & DiNunzio series:“Hit every mark… down to the last satisfying twist” —Kirkus Review on Feared"Fast paced, heart-tugging...readers will enjoy seeing how it all plays out." —Publishers Weekly on Exposed"The final curtain will find you cheering, and Scottoline will have earned every hurrah." —Kirkus (starred review) on Exposed"[The Rosato and DiNunzio stories] are always her best works and this newest is the best of the best in this series." —Huffington Post on Exposed
By Lachlan Smith. 2016
In Panther s Prey the latest novel from Shamus Award winner Lachlan Smith tragedy once again strikes near… the heart for lawyer-detective Leo Maxwell After working to free his father from prison in Fox Is Framed Leo has now left private practice and is working as a public defender in San Francisco He and his co-counsel Jordan Walker are in the midst of trial brilliantly defending Randall Rodrigues a mentally ill homeless man whom they contend falsely confessed to the rape of a young San Francisco socialite After their client is acquitted Leo and Jordan fall into an intense relationship-until Jordan is found brutally raped and murdered in her apartment Leo the last person known to have seen her alive is the natural suspect and the police are eager for payback after the Rodrigues case The story takes a shocking turn when Leo and Jordan s freshly acquitted client walks into the police station and offers to confess to Jordan s murder Upset by the rapidity with which the authorities accept this all-too-convenient confession Jordan s grieving father tasks Leo with investigating his daughter s death Leo agrees though he knows exonerating Rodrigues will likely bring suspicion back on himself Theorizing that he may be on the trail of a serial rapist and murderer Leo instead uncovers a massive judicial fraud leading to the steps of the federal courthouse In an explosive final confrontation Leo will come face to face with an adversary far more powerful than any foe he has met thus far
By Sylvie Fox. 2016
Struggling to pull together the pieces of her life after another falling out with Ohio's most powerful political dynasty, Casey… Cort turns her attention toward her budding relationship with rising assistant U.S. Attorney Miles Siegel. Things come to an abrupt halt when circumstances catapult them onto the scene of a horrific crime. Miles investigates the identity of an unlikely criminal mastermind, known on the street as Sledge Hammer. Meanwhile Casey discovers she may hold the key to solve the crime--and to the freedom of innocent women and children in the sex trafficking ring. Can Miles and Casey put the clues together to solve the mystery before the trail runs cold? In this continuation of the Casey Cort series, Sylvie Fox--a former trial lawyer in Cleveland--weaves a tale that blends the best of today's top legal thrillers with the heart and soul of women's fiction, in a story ripped from real-world headlines.
By Allison Leotta. 2016
From Allison Leotta the highly entertaining storyteller George Pelecanos who writes in a style… that s as real as it gets USA TODAY a ripped-from-the-headlines novel featuring prosecutor Anna Curtis at the center of a national story involving campus rape and the disappearance of a young woman It was her word against his until she disappeared Emily Shapiro has gone missing A freshman at a Michigan university Emily was last seen leaving a bar near Beta Psi a prestigious and secretive fraternity The main suspect is Dylan Highsmith the son of one of the most powerful politicians in the state At first the only clue is pieced-together surveil lance footage of Emily leaving the bar that night and Dylan running down the street after her When prosecutor Anna Curtis discovers a video diary Emily kept during her first few months at college it exposes the history Emily had with Dylan she accused him of rape before disappearing Anna is horrified to discover that Dylan s frat is known on campus as the rape factory The case soon gets media attention and support from Title IX activists across the country but Anna s investigation hits a wall Anna has to find something anything she can use to discover Emily alive But without a body or any physical evidence she s under threat from people who tell her to stop before she ruins the name of an innocent young man Inspired by real-life stories The Last Good Girl shines a light on campus rape and the powerful emotional dynamics that affect the families of the men and women on both sides
By Marcia Clark. 2012
Someone has been watching D A Rachel Knight--someone who s Rachel s equal in brains but with more… malicious intentions It began when a near-impossible case fell into Rachel s lap the suspectless homicide of a homeless man In the face of courthouse backbiting and a gauzy web of clues Rachel is determined to deliver justice She s got back-up tough-as-nails Detective Bailey Keller As Rachel and Bailey stir things up they re shocked to uncover a connection with the vicious murder of an LAPD cop a year earlier Something tells Rachel someone knows the truth someone who d kill to keep it secret Harrowing smart and riotously entertaining GUILT BY DEGREES is a thrilling ride through the world of LA courts with the unforgettable Rachel Knight
By Harlan Coben. 2006
Includes the complete text of Promise Me, No Second Chance, and Just One Look<P> Promise Me: The school year is… almost over. In these last pressure cooker months of high school, some kids will make the all too common and all too dangerous mistake of drinking and driving. But Myron is determined to help keep his friends’ children safe, and so he makes two neighborhood girls promise him that if they are ever in a bind but are afraid to call their parents, they will call him. Several nights later, the call comes at two a.m.... No Second Chance: Dr. Marc Seidman has been shot twice, his wife has been murdered, and his six-month-old daughter has been kidnapped. When he gets the ransom note-he knows he has only one chance to get this right. But there is nowhere he can turn and no one he can trust.<P> Just One Look: An ordinary snapshot causes a mother’s world to unravel in an instant. After picking up her two young children from school, Grace Lawson looks through a newly developed set of photographs. She finds an odd one in the pack: a mysterious picture from perhaps twenty years ago, showing four strangers she can’t identify. But there is one face she recognizes—that of her husband, from before she knew him.
By Reece Hirsch. 2010
An explosive debut thriller First corporate attorney Will Connelly s colleague hurtles to his death outside his office window… Within days Will is a prime suspect in a murder the target of an S E C insider trading investigation and a pawn in a complex criminal scheme involving the Russian mafia and a ruthless terrorist plot Now to top things off he must ensure a deadly enemy doesn t gain access to the nation s most sensitive and confidential information-that has the power to do incalculable irrevocable harm
A taut twisty and tension-packed thriller about the depths of obsession and the strength of love - CARA… HUNTER no 1 bestselling author of CLOSE TO HOMEA gripping twisty psychological thriller for fans of CLOSE TO HOME by Cara Hunter THE FRIEND by Teresa Driscoll and THE CHILD by Fiona Barton MY NAME IS KATE I volunteer at a missing persons helpline - young people who have run away from home call me and I pass on messages to their loved ones no questions asked I don t get many phone calls and those I do are usually short and vague or pranks But today a girl named Sophie called I m supposed to contact her parents to let them know their child is safe The problem is Sophie isn t safe AND SOPHIE IS MY DAUGHTER Emma Rowley has created a nightmare scenario which is all too plausible - RACHEL ABBOTT author of THE SIXTH WINDOW A deliciously dark emotive debut with an extremely powerful ending - MEL SHERRATT author of SHE DID IT Kept me guessing to the final twist creepy and addictive My perfect type of book - ELIZABETH HAYNES author of INTO THE DARKEST CORNERIf you like Clare Mackintosh Fiona Barton Teresa Driscoll Jenny Blackhurst Rachel Abbott Laura Marshall Joy Ellis Cara Hunter Mel Sherratt Angela Marsons or Lisa Jewell then you will be utterly gripped by this psychological thriller with a massive twist you won t see coming WHY READERS ARE GIVING WHERE THE MISSING GO FIVE STARS My favourite book of this year BRILLIANT WOW WOW You simply do not know how this twisting turning tale will turn out Amazingly gripping I envy anyone who is yet to read it Wow That was intense From the very first page I was gripped 2018 has been full of great reads for me so far this one is added to that list for sure A fantastic book written with so much sensitivity I absolutely loved every twisted page Heart wrenching I loved this book 10 10 The pace and prose flowed so clearly and masterfully It s so well written it was an absolute gift to read A mother s love is unlike any other and it is perfectly captured within these pages You will thoroughly love this book A pure delight to read I was immediately intrigued with both the title the description The book didn t let me down EMMA S NEW BOOK TELL ME EVERYTHING AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW
By Mike Papantonio. 2016
One of America s most successful trial attorneys built his career by going to war for consumers against the world… s most powerful and corrupt corporations But his winning streak has ended Money power and politics have lined up against Nicholas Deketomis and he must fight for his freedom his family and the future of his prestigious law firm
By William G. Tapply. 1984
To solve a murder, Brady must find a copy of the world's rarest stampIt is a small paper square with… uneven edges, dark blue in color and bearing a smudged portrait of a long-dead king. It doesn't look like much to Brady Coyne, but the stamp known as the Dutch Blue Error is one of a kind--a philatelic freak worth at least one million dollars. It is the prize possession of Ollie Weston, a wheelchair-bound Boston banker, and it is valuable enough that for its sake, several good men will die.A fellow collector contacts Weston, claiming to have found a second copy of the Error--a claim that, if truthful, would destroy the stamp's value. Weston sends his attorney, kindhearted Boston lawyer Brady Coyne, to purchase the rogue stamp for two hundred fifty thousand dollars, but just before the hand-off, the collector is killed and the stamp disappears.Find the stamp and Brady will find the killer--but that will involve risking another one-of-a-kind item: his life.
By William G. Tapply. 1999
Brady helps a troubled ex-jock through a nasty divorce caseAs a power forward for the Detroit Pistons, Mick Fallon distinguished… himself with an unerring ability to hit late-game free throws. Years after his retirement, the passion and focus he once put into basketball have been repurposed for something less admirable: gambling. A secret, crippling addiction has emptied Mick's savings, ruined his marriage, and may be threatening his life. When his wife demands a divorce, Mick turns to Brady Coyne--a lawyer with ethics--with a seemingly simple case that turns out to be one of the nastiest this Boston attorney has ever encountered.Mick doesn't want a divorce--he wants his wife back. When she is found savagely murdered in her living room, Mick is the natural suspect, but he has disappeared. To prove his client's innocence, and save his own life, Brady must learn something every ballplayer understands: To survive, you have to know how to hustle.
By Nancy Allen. 2018
A gripping story with dramatic twists and a memorable heroine James Patterson… 1 New York Times bestselling authorMcCown County assistant prosecutor Elsie Arnold is prepping an assault case when a girl is found beaten and bloodied at a roadside no-tell motel Elsie tries to convince the teen to reveal who attacked her but Mandy is too scared and stubborn to cooperate and then she disappears Elsie s positive a predator is targeting the Ozark hills yet the authorities refuse to believe their small town could be plagued by sex trafficking Then middle school student Desiree Wickham goes missing but only Elsie suspects it could be connected to Mandy s assault As she digs deeper into the events leading up to Desiree s disappearance she stumbles upon an alarming discovery local girls are falling prey to a dubious online modeling agency and never seen again Elsie shares her concerns with Detective Ashlock and the FBI but they shut her out She takes matters into her own hands and lands an interview with the head of the modeling agency But when she meets him face-to-face she discovers the fate of Desiree and Mandy and becomes his newest captive Elsie s desperate to free the girls and save herself before the unspeakable happens And she s in for the fight of her life
By William G. Tapply. 1998
In the backwoods of Maine, Brady encounters a strange, racist conspiracyBrady Coyne is far from Boston when he stumbles across… his latest case. He's in the beautiful Maine countryside, fishing and spending time with his beloved Alexandria Shaw, when he meets Charlotte Gillespie on the side of the road. A beautiful middle-aged black woman, she's walking into town with her dog in her arms. The puppy is near dead, having been poisoned--probably by the same person who spray-painted the swastika on Charlotte's property. After giving her a lift into town, Brady tries to find a way to help, but before Charlotte can explain her problems, she disappears.In unfamiliar territory, with a vanished client and rumors swirling around him, Brady tries to come to grips with the shadowy presence that has rotted this pleasant little town from the inside out. There are dangerous men in these woods--and anyone who would poison a puppy won't hesitate to kill a man.
By William G. Tapply. 1985
Brady searches Red Sox Nation for a ballplayer's kidnapped sonFor two years, Eddie Donagan was on track to become the… greatest Red Sox pitcher of all time. Then one day, without warning, he went from unhittable to ineffective--forcing him to drop out of the Majors before he even hit his prime. Attorney Brady Coyne met Donagan before he turned pro, and stays friends with him even as the faded star drifts into depression, disappearing from his wife and child for days at a time. Finally, the Donagans are thrown into crisis--but it isn't Eddie's disappearance that causes it. It's his son's.One morning, ten-year-old E.J. leaves for his paper route and never returns. Soon, the family receives a ransom demand, and Brady agrees to be the go-between. He finds that the son's problems stem from the father's, and that Eddie Donagan has a dark side no amount of natural talent could overcome.
By William G. Tapply. 1987
A politician's son gets involved in a murder, and drags Brady along with himRunning for governor on the Republican ticket,… Tom Baron needs his image to be squeaky clean. He employs men like Brady Coyne, a compassionate Boston attorney, to keep problems far away from his campaign. But when his son doesn't come home one night, Tom's political strategy becomes a criminal matter.His son's girlfriend has been murdered, and the boy has no alibi. To protect his friend's political ambitions, Brady digs into the investigation, finding a trail of drugs and corruption that stretches far across the Eastern seaboard.Tom Baron may be his friend, but Brady Coyne will stomach no cover-up. If the son is guilty and Tom is involved, Brady will come down on the would-be governor with a fury that will make Boston politics look like a student council election.
By Barbara Parker. 2009
The New York Times-bestselling author of Suspicion of Innocence brings her prodigious legal experience and storytelling gifts to this riveting… thriller about a disgraced US attorney determined to prove his innocence and get justice Dan Galindo was a highly respected US attorney until a single lapse in judgment cost him everything. A year ago, he refused to put a lying witness on the stand. As a result, a drug kingpin walked, earning Galindo the eternal wrath of the DEA. In the aftermath, his plummy position with Miami's federal prosecutor's office went south, along with his marriage. He's barely scraping by as a lawyer in a rundown office when opportunity comes knocking. Galindo's ex-brother-in-law, a music promoter, wants him to defend a gorgeous rock singer accused of assaulting a police officer. Accepting the case, Galindo is unwittingly drawn into a money laundering scheme and sting operation--involving corrupt cops and a DEA agent with a blood score to settle--in which no one can be trusted. But when he becomes the prime suspect in a high-profile murder, Galindo suddenly finds himself scrambling to prove his innocence in a world where the law is subverted and justice doesn't always prevail.
By Howard Curtis, Gianrico Carofiglio. 2006
A man gets sixteen years for smuggling drugs into Italy Guerrieri takes on the appeal discovers the accused… was a neo-Fascist thug and ends up in bed with his beautiful half-Japanese wife the gnawing boredom of routine
In the sixth title in the Suspicion series, Suspicion of Vengeance, Gail Connor takes on a hot potato of a… case when new evidence comes to light and she agrees to guide the appeal of a man convicted years ago of a brutal murder. The transcripts show that he was wrongfully convicted, but they offer no indication of the further crimes that will be committed to leave the verdict intact.