Law of Gravity

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Washington lawyer Philip Barkley was on the fast track, until scandal and personal tragedy brought him down. Left shattered and haunted, he now has a chance to make a fresh start. An aide to Senator Warren Young, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has vanished and may be a spy -- an eventuality that could destroy Young's plans for a White House run. And when Barkley's investigation into the disappearance uncovers a corpse, everyone wants the matter quickly closed -- except Philip Barkley. A broken man of integrity with nothing left to lose, he's following a twisted trail of secrets, betrayal, corruption, and brutal murder that winds through the darkest shadows of Washington power. And he won't rest until the whole truth is revealed, no matter who is determined to stop him ... and how far they are willing to go.

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Phillip Barkley, the disillusioned protagonist of this nifty political thriller, has been sidelined as an investigator at the Justice Department since he blew the whistle on a fundraising scandal on Capitol Hill. About to chuck his pretense of a job and head to the West Coast to restart his life, he's still grieving the death of his daughter when Martin Green, the aide to a presidential hopeful, goes missing in what might be the kind of breach of national security that could destroy Warren Young's hopes for higher office. When Green's body is found, Phillip is assigned to work with an ambitious young FBI agent who's too politically naive to understand that she and Barkley are supposed to close the case before it can taint Young's campaign, not find out who framed Green and why. But whoever it is that doesn't think they've gotten the message will do whatever's necessary to keep Phillip from stumbling on the same truth that got Green killed--including killing again. Double-dealing abounds in this well-written, fast-paced story, which has as many twists and turns as the road to the White House. --Jane Adams

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Stephen Horn was born in the Bronx, New York, and received an engineering degree from Rutgers University. He commanded an infantry company of the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. As a prosecutor in the justice Department's Civil Rights Division, he tried criminal cases and participated in some of the department's most famous investigations, including the killing of four Kent State students by the Ohio National Guard and the assassination of Dr. martin Luther King Jr. Now in the private practice of law, he lives outside Washington, D.C., with his wife and two children. In Her Defense is his first novel.

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