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Illusion of Justice Audiobook

Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America's Broken System

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Interweaving an insider's account of the true-crime saga and Netflix sensation Making a Murderer with other controversial cases from his career, this powerful memoir from Steven Avery's defense attorney reveals the flaws in America's criminal justice system and puts forth a provocative, persuasive call for reform.

Not since The Thin Blue Line has there been a true-crime saga as engrossing as Making a Murderer. Captivating audiences across demographic lines, it made Steven Avery a household name and thrust defense attorney Jerome F. Buting - and his fight against America's dysfunctional criminal justice system - into the spotlight.

In Illusion of Justice, Buting uses the Avery case as a springboard to examine the shaky integrity of our law enforcement and legal systems, which he has witnessed firsthand for nearly four decades. From his early career as a public defender to his success overturning wrongful convictions, his story provides a compelling insider's view into the high-stakes world of criminal defense and suggests that while in principle the law presumes innocence, in practice it more often than not presumes guilt.

Combining narrative reportage with critical commentary and personal reflection, Buting explores his professional motivations, the high-profile cases that defined his career, and the path to much-needed criminal justice reform. Taking its place beside acclaimed best sellers such as Just Mercy and The New Jim Crow, Illusion of Justice is a tour de force from a relentless and eloquent advocate for justice who is determined to fulfill his professional responsibility - and, in the face of overwhelming odds, make the judicial system work as it is designed to.

©2017 Jerome F. Buting (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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    "Truth behind the illusion"

    A gripping, clear and well written account of the Avery case and so much more. With insight into the author and the events that shape how people come to view prosecutions and defendants, Illusion, is a triumphant and masterful book.

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    "excellent read and very eye-opening"

    I listened to DA Krats' book first and then this one so that I could be as objective as possible regarding this case. there is no comparison between the two as this book is eloquently written with Incredible intelligence and passion. the narrator did a phenomenal job and kept me listening at every available moment.

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    "Insightful!"

    Great read! This book really opened my eyes to the flaws within America's justice system.

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    "Truth"

    Mr. Buting is a man of integrity who revealed so much about himself and cases that indeed are full of illusion. This book gives wonderful insight into hurdles that defense lawyers face and reveals needed changes in our justice system. Thank You.

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    "Bloke your socks off!"

    If you thought the tv series was intriguing and idea forming, then this will jolt you from the chair and ready to yell "how does this happen in America?"

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    "One of the best books I have listened to."

    Jerome Buying details a better understanding of evidence and the justice system. He includes the investigations of several cases he has worked on. There's no doubt that the system is not fair and that many individuals are behind bars innocently convicted. The science is amazing and getting increasingly important in trials.

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    "Enjoyable and informative"

    This is no making a murderer cash in - yes, there is an excellent insight to that phenomenon but what stands out is the attention to detail of the American justice system as a whole. A system whereby mistakes made innocently or otherwise can take some 30 years to resolve. Butings prose is informative without being dry and I particularly enjoyed the narrator. Very happy to recommend.

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