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Chicago lawyer Ben Corbin has just launched his private practice when Dr. Mikhail Ivanovsky, a mysterious Russian scientist, hires him to sue for possession of a safe deposit box. But when the box's owner enlists the city's highest-powered lawyer - and then turns up dead - the Russian confesses: inside the box is an old Soviet biowarfare formula for the deadliest disease known to humankind.

To make matters worse, a technicality called the Dead Man's Rule now forbids the scientist from taking the stand. With no one to testify - and therefore no evidence - the odds against Ben seem insurmountable.

As the threat of a massive bioterrorist attack looms large, Ben and his team race to rebuild their case and rescue the box. To succeed, he'll need all his wits and resources and Dr. Ivanovsky's specialized knowledge - and both men will need to trust in a higher power.

©2016 Rick Acker (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 10-04-16

Book 2 in this legal thriller series is better

Dead Man's Rule has a Chicago lawyer dealing with biological weapons and terrorism in Russia; the effort is too ambitious. Audible rating 3.3 stars; Amazon rating 4.7 stars - I do not understand why. Christopher Lane's narration is superb. Some listeners will object to the strong religious content of this novel. Novel 2 has much less religious content.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Thrilling, the next mission impossible

Ever listened to a faith-based Thriller? You will enjoy every minute wondering what's going to happen next.

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  • Kaye
  • Canada
  • 08-06-16

Seems like a good idea for a story but

What would have made Dead Man's Rule better?

The story appears to go round and round going no where, I really object to the lawyer praying to God before trial, wife says over and over did you pray to the higher power. If you write Christian books, says so .

Would you ever listen to anything by Rick Acker again?

No

What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

Constant Christian reference.

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Waste of good money

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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