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Degree of Guilt by  Richard North Patterson - Paperback - 1993-12-04 - from Kayleighbug Books and

Degree of Guilt

by Patterson, Richard North

Condition: Good

New York: Ballantine Books, 1993-12-04. Mass Market Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; A huge, stunning courtroom thriller--one of the most dramatic, psychologically compelling, and suspenseful in years. It is a murder trial rife with sensation and scandal: the victim--a world-famous novelist; the defendant--one of the most powerful women in TV journalism; the defense attorney--a focus of national attention 15 years before when he initiated an investigation that brought down a president.

Christopher Paget is a trial lawyer with a famous past...Christopher Paget is a trial lawyer with a famous past: as a young investigator in Washington he unearthed a scandal that brought ruin to the President – and an abrupt end to his affair with journalist Mary Carelli. Now, fifteen years later, Carelli is a famous TV journalist in New York and Paget is leading a relatively tranquil life raising their son in San Francisco. Until a charge of murder changes everything. The victim – a world famous (and infamous) novelist. The accused – Mary Carelli. When Paget agrees to defend her, largely for the sake of their son, her claims of attempted rape and self-defence seem water-tight. But gradually secrets from her past come to light and Paget is suddenly facing an explosive mix of public trial and personal conflict leaving his own and his son's fates vulnerable and exposed.


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