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The Associate
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The Associate

By Margolin, Phillip

HarperCollins, 2001. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition - Appears unread - NO remainder marks or price clippings - Tight spine - Bright pages - Stated First Edition - Price inside dustcover: $26.00 - 292 pages - NO writing, marks or tears inside book. - Daniel Ames is an associate at Reed, Briggs, Portland's most prestigious law firm, earning more money than he ever imagined possible. When a charismatic civil litigator sues the firm's biggest client for manufacturing a drug that he claims causes unspeakable birth defects, Daniel is certain the claim has no merit. But as he begins to investigate, his world comes tumbling down around him. His work is sabotaged, he's accused of professional incompetence, and he's fired. Twelve hours later he is arrested for murder. Daniel scrambles to clear his name and save his reputation - and in the process unearths a trail of deceit. But someone doesn't want this trail explored, and Daniel becomes the target of a vicious killer who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from being revealed.

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The Last Juror
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The Last Juror

By Grisham, John

Doubleday, 2004. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Nearnew condition . Stated First Edition. Price inside dustcover: $27.95 - NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, bright pages - NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 355 pages. Number line: 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. "In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper." "The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison." But in Mississippi in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life," and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began..

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The Legacy
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The Legacy

By Buffa, D. W.

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Warner Books, Incorporated, 2002. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Like-new condition - Appears unread - Stated First Edition - Price inside dustcover: $25.95 - NO remainder marks or price clippings - NO writing, marks or tears inside book - Tight spine - Bright pages - 456 pages - A former defense lawyer, D. W. Buffa has earned a reputation for writing taut courtroom dramas -- such as The Judgment, his 2001 Edgar nominee for Best Novel -- marked by a highly effective use of realistic legal maneuvers and litigation tactics to produce tension. In The Legacy, he once again thrusts his protagonist, Portland attorney Joseph Antonelli, into an absorbing, complex case, one that will lead to terrifying revelations and a trail of corruption, old world money, destroyed innocence, and plenty of dirty politics. Jeremy Fullerton, a California senator with presidential ambitions, is shot in the front seat of his car after giving a fiery speech. Jamal Washington, a young black medical student, is arrested fleeing the scene and charged with murder despite his protests that he was only trying to aid the dying senator. Enter Antonelli, who is willing to stake his reputation -- and possibly his life -- to clear Washington in a case that is bound to uncover secrets a lot of powerful people would prefer to leave buried. Eventually Antonelli tracks the intricate machinations behind the murder to a grand conspiracy in Italy, where the outcome is something completely unexpected. Buffa uses a sure and steady hand to tell an elaborate tale that moves from the modern-day courts back to a cabal formed decades earlier. Thought-provoking and filled with intricate twists, The Legacy offers fleshed-out characters and a fulfilling story that digs deep into the very ideals of our judicial and political systems..

$6.99