Title: Absolute Certainty
Publisher: Scribner, New York
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
First printing, full number line. Signed by the author on the title page: "Rose Connors." The author's debut crime novel, a courtroom thriller set on Cape Cod. Quarter-bound in blue paper-covered boards with a blue cloth, silver-lettered spine. Book is tight, square, and unmarked; corners sharp, spine ends lightly bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $24.00); "Autographed Copy" sticker on front panel. Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002643
Synopsis: A legal thriller to rival the best in the business, ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY introduces a new voice in crime fiction. Martha 'Marty' Nickerson is a lawyer who truly loves her job. As Assistant D.A. for Barnstable County on Cape Cod, she speaks for the victims of crime and sees the system as a means for doing right. The case of Manuel Rodriguez is a prime example. Rodriguez is accused of brutally murdering a college student, a kind young man who had a bright future. Marty has worked hard on this case. As the mother of a teenage son herself she feels a deep obligation to the murdered boy's grieving parents. Her case against Rodriguez is so solid that even public defender Harry Madigan, the champion of the Cape's underdogs, expects a conviction. And, on Memorial Day, a year after the crime, the verdict comes in: guilty as charged. Then the body of another teenager is found in disturbingly similar circumstances and Marty begins to question her victory. Her supervisor refuses to reopen such a high profile case. Why should she? They played by the rules and won big. Increasingly certain that the killer will stike again, Marty must rely on her own moral compass, legal savvy and gut instinct as she and two trusted colleagues try to unearth the horrifying secrets surrounding the murders. To serve Justice, not merely the Law.
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