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High Crimes (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Finder, Joseph

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ISBN 10: 0613237285 / ISBN 13: 9780613237284
Published by Turtleback, 1999
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Title: High Crimes (Turtleback School & Library ...

Publisher: Turtleback

Publication Date: 1999

Book Condition:Very Good

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. High-profile attorney and Harvard Law professor Claire Heller Chapman puts her career on the line to defend her husband after he is revealed to be a former secret operative for the U.S. government, and is arrested for an unspeakable atrocity committed some 13 years earlier.

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When (not if---the deal has already been signed) this terrific thriller gets made into a movie, you might see Morgan Freeman as a crusty lawyer who specializes in taking on the military establishment tell the actress playing ace Boston barrister and Harvard Law professor Claire Heller Chapman, "Every civilian who's ever gone into a military general court-martial and tried to attack the foundations of the military has lost his case. No exceptions. The military is a tight, closed fraternity. They take it real serious. Military justice is a deadly serious business." Claire has to realize this as she prepares to defend her husband--the man she knows as Tom Chapman, but who the Army says is Ron Kubik-- on charges that he took part in a massacre of 87 civilians in San Salvador 13 years before. Full of doubts about Tom's innocence and her own ability to prove it in an unfamiliar arena, Claire is brought to exciting, moving life by the extravagantly gifted Joseph Finder, whose previous thrillers (Extraordinary Powers, The Zero Hour) are available in paperback.

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