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Despite evidence to the contrary, a tough, overzealous prosecuting attorney is convinced that T.I. Justice is responsible for the recent murder of a Russian diplomat's son
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Legal know-how and polished narrative skills anchor this uneven courtroom thriller by a government prosecuting attorney. When a Soviet diplomat's six-year-old son is murdered, western Maryland state attorney Gardner Lawson begins a fierce battle with an old adversary--in and out of court. Defense attorney Kent King, representing known murderer and child-molester T. J. Justice, employs unpredictable tactics, and Lawson's case is far from airtight. The FBI and the State Department are involved, as are Soviet agents (the novel is set in the Gorbachev era). As the state nears a conviction, Lawson must grapple with the case's irregularities and overcome personal demons to get to the truth--which might exonerate the vicious man on trial. Warfield's command of legal issues and courtroom strategy makes for a credible, absorbing narrative. Less convincing are his development of the divorced Lawson's personal life and his treatment of the complexities of international espionage. Although the early chapters tend to drag, Warfield's authority in the courtroom and the clarity of his prose sustain this promising debut. 50,000 first printing; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Headline, London, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 503 pages. 290 grams. Book is in very good unmarked condition. 'When a young boy is found murdered in deserted woodland, it seems yet another appallingly routine atrocity. The obvious suspect, T.J. Justice - a psychopathic drifter with a long record of child molesting - is swiftly arrested and charged. But when the victim is identified as the son of a Russian diplomat, the case develops a totally new dimension. Prosecuting attorney Gardner Lawson is determined to take Justice off the streets permanently. But his opponent is Kent King, a ruthless and manipulative defence attorney who deliberately sets out to obscure the trial with dubious clues and confusing evidence. Gardner's assistant Jennifer Munday watches in growing desperation as her boss and King battle above and beyond the law. And what once seemed a clear-cut incident of sexual perversion and murder blossoms into a baffling mystery with shadowy governmental interference and the sheer destructiveness of a vendetta fuelled by dark personal secrets.' 12mo - over 6Â¾" - 7Â¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction, Mystery.; ISBN: 0747240647. ISBN/EAN: 9780747240648. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 002092. Seller Inventory # 002092
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