Jessica Nagoshi, the beautiful heiress to her father's billion-dollar empire, is being groomed, along with her brother Peter, to take control of Nagoshi Inc. That is, until she is brutally murdered in the greenhouse of her father's extensive Wellesley estate.
Jessica was in her third year pre-law at the prestigious Deane University, and the police enter the hallowed halls of the most expensive college in America to begin their investigation.
Boston criminal defence attorney David Cavanaugh is thrust into this high-society case when James Matheson, a wealthy, connected, but unaffected law student is arrested for Jessica's murder. For in James he sees traces of his younger self - Matheson is dedicated, ambitious, but still idealistic enough to believe that justice will always prevail.
From the outset David is hampered by unspoken alliances, corporate malpractice, love, lust, and a disastrous misplace of trust that will leave his case in tatters. But in the end, nothing can prepare him for the truth - and the diabolical lengths some will go to preserve their life of privilege.
©2008 Sydney Bauer.; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"Terrific legal suspense." (Lee Child)
It took me 2 days to get through this 18 hour book. I read reviews where people say "I couldn't put it down" and so on and I think, yeah right, but this I couldn't put down, exciting, well written and the plot ... simply terrific. One of the top 3 most exciting books I have ever read/listened to, and I listen to app. 5 audiobooks a month for the past 3 years...
Musread it if you're into thrillers/detectives and well thought through plots.
If I could have gotten past the narrator I might have lasted long enough to know what it was about. I stopped listening after suffering through 25 minutes.
Get someone else to do the performance.
Had not listened to any Sydney Bauer novels prior to Alibi. Now I'm scouring Audible for additional titles. Surprisingly good listen made more so by Bill Ten Eyck's narration.
Good plot with complex characters clearly recognizable during the telling. Not your usual, tidily wrapped up conclusion. I enjoyed this novel and narrator planning to download additional Bauer novels.
Give it a try. You, too, may be pleasantly surprised.
It was obvious that the author was not American. He knows little about US legal education and it pervades the novel. The underlying story is somewhat interesting, but the complete misunderstanding about the US legal system made this an irritating read/listen.
Very good - you will love it and be unable to put it down
This was a great read. Very exciting, and the characters were interesting and engaging. I really enjoy this narrator as well.
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