Ben Kincaid

19 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 401 ratings

Criminal Intent Publisher's Summary

When a priest with radical ideas and a parish council with traditional values lock horns over the beliefs they hold most sacred, there's bound to be controversy, and consequences. But murder crosses the line between committing a sin and committing a crime, turning a battle over faith into a battle for justice. And smack in the middle of the explosive case is Tulsa attorney Ben Kincaid.

Kincaid rescued Father Daniel Beale once before. When the priest's renegade views and violent temper nearly cost him his position as rector of St. Benedict's Church, Ben intervened and saved the day. Now Beale is the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a female parishioner, though lack of evidence has left the case unsolved. But as Father Beale struggles to escape the shadow of suspicion, another woman is savagely slaughtered. And this time, Ben himself discovers Beale literally red-handed, with the blood of the victim.

As Father Beale declares his innocence, Ben and his team feverishly work to build a defense that will deliver the man of God from a date with the death chamber. But each new revelation that emerges in the packed courtroom only serves to tilt the scales increasingly in the prosecution's favor. And Father Beale's own shocking testimony ignites a firestorm of controversy that could doom his last best hope for acquittal.

In his heart and in his gut, Ben knows Father Beale is innocent. But proving it means taking a leap of faith that will plunge Ben into the whirlpool of dark secrets and dangerous intentions that surround St. Benedict's. And ultimately, it will force the idealistic attorney to confront the chilling face of evil in the most unexpected of places.

©2002 William Bernhardt (P)2006 Books on Tape
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 3

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  • Book 10

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  • Book 11

    • Criminal Intent

    • By: William Bernhardt
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    When a priest with radical ideas and a parish council with traditional values lock horns over the beliefs they hold most sacred, there's bound to be controversy, and consequences. But murder crosses the line between committing a sin and committing a crime, turning a battle over faith into a battle for justice. And smack in the middle of the explosive case is Tulsa attorney Ben Kincaid.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Irritating Reader, Horrible Pastor, Unbelievable

    • By Charles Atkinson on 04-06-11

    Regular price: $37.27

  • Book 12

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  • Book 13

    • Hate Crime

    • By: William Bernhardt
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    In Tulsa, Ben Kincaid has built a national reputation as a stalwart defense attorney who will fight tirelessly for his clients. In Evanston, Illinois, Johnny Christensen has built a national reputation as a sadistic bigot who beat and stabbed a gay man and left him to die. When Johnny's mother comes to Ben and begs him to defend her son, he has one secret reason for saying no.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great series for lovers of courtroom dramas

    • By Marilyn Armstrong on 06-16-06

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 14

    • Capitol Murder

    • By: William Bernhardt
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    William Bernhardt's best-selling novels featuring Oklahoma defense attorney Ben Kincaid capture the bare-knuckles reality of high-stakes criminal defense, as lofty ideals of justice clash with power, corruption, and wealth. In Capitol Murder, Bernhardt's hard-charging hero takes on his most shocking, headline-making case yet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intrigue and Suspense

    • By Sammy on 11-20-06

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  • Book 15

    • Capitol Threat

    • By: William Bernhardt
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    When attorney Ben Kincaid came to Washington, D.C., to defend a senator caught in a murder case, he never dreamed he'd end up a senator himself. After his client stepped down, Ben was appointed to complete his term. Now he must advise a Supreme Court nominee during his confirmation. The judge looks like a shoo-in, until he outs himself on national TV. Ben calls a press conference for the now controversial candidate. And then, on live TV, a brutally murdered woman is discovered in the judge's backyard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Capitol Threat (Unabridged

    • By Sandie on 08-14-07

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 16

    • Capitol Conspiracy

    • By: William Bernhardt
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    President Franklin Blake survives a terrorist attack at a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Murrah Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City. The First Lady isn't so lucky.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Timely Subject

    • By Robert on 01-21-08

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  • Book 17

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  • Book 18

    • Capitol Betrayal

    • A Novel
    • By: William Bernhardt
    • Narrated by: William Bernhardt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Kincaid is in a meeting with the president in the Oval Office when Washington suddenly explodes into chaos. Facing an imminent threat to the White House, Kincaid is whisked, along with the president and his advisors, to the underground PEOC - Presidential Emergency Operations Center - built to withstand a nuclear blast, but vulnerable to another kind of attack.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Deeply disappointing!

    • By Wayne on 12-21-16

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    • Rough Justice

    • Three Ben Kincaid Stories
    • By: William Bernhardt
    • Narrated by: William Bernhardt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This is a collection of three short stories involving lawyer Ben Kincaid and his friends and colleagues. In this short story, Ben Kincaid solves a Christmas mystery with his legal assistant, Christina McCall. Relations with Clyde Burris, the owner of the pawnshop next to Ben's law office, have always been frosty, but that doesn't stop Burris from asking Ben to investigate a Christmas Eve theft that turns out to have life-or-death ramifications.

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