With each new release, Scott Brick's performance gets better and better. In this latest, and one of the best, legal whodunit by the dependable Margolin, Brick is called upon to portray a myriad of characters, and he glides from one to the other with ease. A young associate in a top-notch Portland, Oregon, law firm is fired by a partner for a costly mistake. Then, he is charged with the partner's murder. In an attempt to clear himself, the associate, Daniel Ames, stumbles upon a multi-faceted conspiracy with several more bodies littering the trail. As Brick's winsome voice leads the listener toward the surprise ending, one can only marvel at the almost perfect match of writer and narrator.
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.
©2001 Phillip M. Margolin; (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
"It takes a really crafty storyteller to put people on the edge of their seats and keep them there. Phillip Margolin does just that." (Chicago Tribune)
"Intelligent, stylishly written, and exciting." (Booklist)
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