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When Kathleen Talbot is assigned her first important case as a circuit court judge, she is painfully reminded of her past and faces a scandal that threatens her career
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After giving up a promising, though demanding route to a political career, cool, ambitious Kathleen Talbotthe "Ice Queen" of the public prosecutor's officeaccepts a judgeship in its place. Her powerful father is so infuriated by her choice that he suffers a series of massive strokes, and it's Kathleen's awful duty to decide whether he should be taken off life-support systems. Assigned to a mercy killing case by a spiteful superior, she is tormented by her personal ethical dilemma and is made the target of several unbalanced individuals, both inside and outside the court. A judge himself, Coughlin (The Twelve Apostles is on firm ground when he details the backbiting politics of the judicial system. But self-conscious dialogue and a clutch of cardboard characters combine to ruin a potentially provocative plot.
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Book Description Berkley, 1988. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110451400836