When the wife of a wealthy landowner is brutally raped, the police arrest three recent immigrants, who are later found murdered. The lawyer Matthew Hope is called in to defend the landowner, but soon realizes that he is involved in a situation far more complex than he or his client had imagined.
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Born in New York, Evan Hunter (1926–2005) wrote the screen play for Hitchcock’s The Birds in 1963. He received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and is one of three American writers to be awarded the Diamond Dagger for a lifetime of achievement by the British Crime Writers Association. Under the name Ed McBain, he authored the sprawling 87th Precinct series — the longest, most varied crime series in the world — which includes fifty-five novels about a fictional team of policemen, and thirteen novels in the Matthew Hope series featuring an up-and-coming lawyer in the Florida Gulf Coast. Known for tackling controversial content with a thoughtful eye, he is the author of over eighty novels.From Publishers Weekly:
Three Vietnamese men tried but not convicted of raping Jessie Leeds are found dead, and Florida lawyer Matthew Hope makes his ninth appearance to defend Jessie's husband, accused of the murders. "As always, McBain's ear-perfect dialogue enhances his masterly plotting," said PW.
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Book Description Mysterious Press, 1991. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0446400351