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Publisher's Summary

The Kelso-McIvey rehabilitation center is a place of hope and healing for both its patients and dedicated staff. And for its directors, it's a lifelong dream that's about to be destroyed, if David McIvey has his way. A brilliant surgeon but a man whose ego rivals his skill with a scalpel, David McIvey now plans to close the clinic and replace it with a massive new surgery center, with himself at the helm.

Because he is poised to desecrate the dreams of so many, it's no surprise that somebody dares to stop him in cold blood. When David McIvey is murdered outside the clinic's doors, lawyer Barbara Holloway must use her razor-sharp instincts and take-no-prisoners attitude to create a defense for the two members of the clinic accused of his murder.

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©2003 Kate Wilhelm (P)2003 Blackstone Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Wilhelm claims a leading place in the ranks of trial-suspense writers." (Publishers Weekly)
"One of the masters of psychological fiction in America." (San Francisco Chronicle)

What listeners say about Clear and Convincing Proof

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Another Good One

Enjoyed the story. Each Kate Wilhem book is unique enough that they all seem fresh. Anna Fields did a good job with the reading. Although she has one nasally male voice she sometimes uses the rest of the voices are good and the narrative is read with just the right expressiveness.

8 people found this helpful

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A good short unabridged Kate Wilhelm Story

A good short unabridged Kate Wilhelm story. I have read 4 others & love her books. They are a good blend of legal problem solving, sleuthing, and enough action to keep the pace up. The more I read the books and became familiar with the charactors, the more I wanted. I recommend it.

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OK not great

I've been rationing myself on the Wilhelm books read by Anna Field since Field & Wilhelm seem linked in my mind (and with Field's death that will end). This book was just OK. It's got all the elements of the other Wilhelm's I've read (grumpy but loving father, cooking, Barbara's commitment, analysis, Bailey's eccentricity etc.), but the story was too contrived for me. The revelation of the guilty person seemed pulled out of a hat. Not a bad book - jut OK.

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A good listen.

Good story line, strong protagonist, nuanced character development, strong ending. Despite some clunky voice renditions an enjoyable listen.

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"Touched A Live Wire"

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, and if you like book 1 & 2, which are the 2 best stories for a faster pace and mystery, then read 7,8,9 as the characters build on each of these books. I read them out of order, which took a bit of the enjoyment out of the books until I had gotten to all 3 stories. They are mysteries that stand alone, but a few of the characters repeat and build. If this does not matter to you, then go by the synopsis.

What did you like best about this story?

I always love the references to Thing 1 and Thing 2 and of course Bailey. This is Darren's story and if I had read in order, I would have enjoyed books 8,9 much better.

Have you listened to any of Anna Fields’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I purchased all of this author that the late great ms Fields read just because Anna read them. A good mystery is only as good as the reader and A.F. is Barbara. I love A.F. male voices and can envision all the wonderful characters author has developed.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It had intrigue and a bit of romance development. I love the Thing 1 & 2 scenes that are described in some of the books. It makes me wonder if author has maine coon cats as she has it spot on.

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clear and convincing proof

this is an excellent. many twists and turns and surprises. I just love Barbara holloway

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Not what I expected, still worth listening

It took me a little longer to get interested in this Barbara Holloway story because she doesn't appear until chapter 9. The first 8 chapters gave the back story (so to speak) and then Barbara, Frank, Bailey and the crew get involved in solving a murder! This one doesn't see any court action and yet is still very well written and has a good story line.

I've read other reviews in regards to this specific narrator and have to say I disagree with many. I like Anna Fields Narration, I enjoy how she can bring out the characters personalities and emotions.

If you're a Barbara Hollow fan, don't skip this one.

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Good Story!

Just as with book #7... I enjoyed this book very much. The story & characters were all interesting and the narrator, Anna Fields, did a great job. I look forward to listening to more books in this series.

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Another great Barbara Hollaway story

I love this series of books with Barbara Hollaway. I am listening to the whole series and will be so sad when I finish them all.

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Glad I didn't buy. Skip it.

Skip this one. So boring and drugs on and on and on and on and on.....