Criminal lawyer Marta Richter is hours away from winning an acquittal for her client, millionaire businessman Elliot Steere, on trial for the murder of a homeless man who tried to carjack him. But as the jury begins deliberations, Marta discovers the chilling truth about her client's innocence.
Taking justice into her own hands, she furiously sets out to prove the truth, with the help of two young associates. In an excruciating game of beat the clock with both the jury and the worst blizzard to hit Philadelphia in decades, Marta will learn that the search for justice isn't only rough - it can also be deadly.
©1997 Lisa Scottoline (P)1997 Recorded Books, LLC
It requires more than a suspension of disbelief to make it through this one. Legal premises are absurd; physical capacity of lawyers is superhero level.
I struggled to get through this book and could not finish it due to the profanity used throughout. I didn't think the used of all the bad language was necessary, it ruined it for me.
I am a huge fan of Lisa Scottoline, but this book was very disappointing. If I had not spent so much money on it I wouldn't have finished listening to it.
The series is based on an all women's law firm that deals with criminal cases. In this book, the defense attorney finds out that her client is guilty after the jury goes into deliberations. She sets out to prove that he is guilty before the jury renders its verdict of " not guilty" . I don't need to explain why this is ridiculous.
Secondly, the language is extremely offensive throughout.
Also there is a blizzard taking place during the story and the attorney is outside wearing heels.
I am glad this was not my first Lisa S. book because it would have been my last.
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