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The Best Defense: A Barbara Holloway Novel | [Kate Wilhelm]

The Best Defense: A Barbara Holloway Novel

A gripping, poignant, and masterful courtroom novel, The Best Defense is a major work from one of America's most popular writers.
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A gripping, poignant, and masterful courtroom novel, The Best Defense is a major work from one of America's most popular writers.

After her recent harrowing experiences, attorney Barbara Holloway isn't looking to take on any new courtroom cases; instead she's happy working from a booth in a cafe in the local working-class neighborhood.

But when the sister of "Baby Killer" Kennerman asks for help, Barbara reluctantly looks into matters and finds that incompetent lawyers and a smear campaign from the local right-wing press are going to allow a killer to go free. The deeper Barbara delves into the case, the more atrocities she finds and the more she believes that the best defense may not be enough.

With this extraordinary novel, Kate Wilhelm returns to the marvelous milieu of Death Qualified, bringing us a legal thriller of the finest caliber.

It's legal: download more of Barbara Holloway's cases.

©1994 Kate Wilhelm; (P)2003 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    CCC Huntsville,AL, USA 11-04-08
    CCC Huntsville,AL, USA 11-04-08

    10 Years on Audible with very few sorry choices.

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    "Good Story - Distracting Reader"

    I will listen to other books by this author, but I'll first try to find a different reader before purchasing. The story was a good one - especially for anyone near the Caylee / Casey Anthony case hear in Central Florida. It shows how quick we can be to judge, and be wrong. The reader was fine until she did male voices. The low, gruffness coming from a woman was LOL comedic and distracted from the story. The balance of her reading was quite good.

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    James 07-02-10
    James 07-02-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Warning!"

    Unless you are immune to over-characterization, be warned the reader does tend to get carried away with verbalization and overly emphasized commentary. The story line is interesting and detailed, but the reader made listening uncomfortable for us both.

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    Patricia League City, TX, United States 01-02-06
    Patricia League City, TX, United States 01-02-06 Member Since 2002
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    "The Best Defense"

    Sorry but this book didn't do it for me. The characters were a little too simple minded and the story was hard to believe.

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