Kate Wilhelm For the Defense

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For the Defense

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"IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN."
--Minneapolis Star Tribune

Teddy Wendover is a hulking twenty-eight-year-old with the mind of a child. An accident at eight left him severely retarded. But did it turn him into a cold-blooded killer?

Someone has bludgeoned Oregon congressman Harry Knecht to death. Knecht was the man who organized the ill-fated field trip that led to Teddy's injury.

Two more murders convince defense attorney Barbara Holloway that there's a broader circle of guilt. Before staging a dramatic courtroom performance, she must sift through dead ends, hearsay, and veiled clues--only to discover that truth is more dangerous than speculation . . . .

"AN UNQUALIFIED SUCCESS."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"AN ACTION-FILLED THRILLER . . . [with] suspense, action, and tough, intelligent characters."
--Booklist

"EXCELLENT."
--Chicago Tribune

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It was a very lucky day for me when Kate Wilhelm came into the office. I found her so charming, I couldn't wait to read one of her books, and I started with FOR THE DEFENSE. It is, quite simply, a wonderful book with engaging characters and an unique and intricate plot that kept me guessing to the very (unpredictable) end. I immediately read all Kate's other books, and now look forward to each new one.

Tanya Thompson, Executive Assistant

About the Author:

Kate Wilhelm is the author of more than thirty novels, including two earlier thrillers featuring Barbara Holloway:  and collections of short stories, Death Qualified and The Best Defense. Her most recent collection of stories A Flush of Shadows. Ms. Wilhelm's science fiction has won the Nebula Award, the Prix Apollo, the Hugo Award, and the Jupiter Award. Her fiction has also been adapted for film, stage, television, and radio and has been translated into many languages. The author lives with her family in Oregon.

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