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Alibi
     

Alibi

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by Sydney Bauer, Bill Ten Eyck (Read by)
 

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Jessica Nagoshi, the beautiful heiress to billions, is being groomed to take control of Nagoshi Inc. Until she is murdered.

Jessica was in her third year pre-law at the prestigious Deane University.

Boston criminal defence attorney David Cavanaugh enters the case when James Matheson, a wealthy, but unaffected law student is arrested for Jessica’s

Overview

Jessica Nagoshi, the beautiful heiress to billions, is being groomed to take control of Nagoshi Inc. Until she is murdered.

Jessica was in her third year pre-law at the prestigious Deane University.

Boston criminal defence attorney David Cavanaugh enters the case when James Matheson, a wealthy, but unaffected law student is arrested for Jessica’s murder.

From the outset David is hampered by unspoken alliances and corporate malpractice, leaving the case in tatters. But in the end, nothing can prepare him for the truth—and the diabolical lengths some will go to, to preserve their life of privilege.

‘Terrific legal suspense.’ —Lee Child

‘Excellent, intricate plotting, a substantial theme, and a rich cast of believable characters make Sydney Bauer’s ALIBI a joy of a read. A winner in every respect.’ —John Lescroart

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Publishers Weekly
Australian author Bauer's third David Cavanaugh thriller (after 2008's Gospel) follows the hotshot Boston criminal defense attorney as he defends James Matheson, a young law student accused of murdering Jessica Nagoshi, the daughter of corporate powerhouse John Nagoshi. With the help of Sara Davis, his girlfriend and co-counsel, Cavanaugh goes head-to-head with ADA Roger Katz, who aims to further his own career by putting Matheson away. The well-plotted legal thrill ride is marred by two-dimensional characters and a complete lack of emotion. Poorly constructed and sometimes purple prose (“the solitude of dawn... when, somehow satisfied with their allocated allotment, the shadows gave way to a rising sun and the ever-promising possibilities of what lay ahead”) turns a would-be page turner into a slog. Fans of Bauer's previous books ought to give this one a chance, but John Grisham she ain't. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781489088123
Publisher:
Bolinda Audio
Publication date:
12/01/2015
Series:
David Cavanaugh Series , #3
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.67(d)

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Alibi 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Deane University economics major nineteen years old Jessica Nagoshi is the daughter of a billionaire Japanese businessman. Her boyfriend is final year law student James Matheson who also attends Deane. Their relationship is concealed especially from her family. That secret is out in the open when she is found brutally murdered on her father's estate in Boston although James lies to Boston homicide detectives Lieutenant Joe Mannix and Detective Frank McKay by denying they were dating Soon afterward his alibi collapses when his best friends interviewed by the cops connect him to the victim and her murder. With John Nagoshi pressuring the District Attorney's Office for a resolution and ADA Roger Katz hammers the cops, James is being accused of murdering his girlfriend in a crime of passion. His legal mentor Boston attorney David Cavanaugh would prefer to stay out of the highly charged case especially with Nagoshi using his affluence and influence to hang James, but knows he cannot; he represents his student. His team finds several viable suspects especially the deceased's brother and James' friend who set up the alibi to deliberately collapse. In his third legal thriller (see UNDERTOW and GOSPEL) Cavanaugh is terrific as he works a case he never expected in his wildest dreams. The rest of the cast is solid especially the cops, the accused in jail, the other suspects, the legal team including David's girlfriend and John; the only character stereotyped is the ADA whose ambition rivals Lady Macbeth as he cares not for the truth if it is in his ruthless path. Starting as a police investigation that effortlessly switches to a legal thriller, ALIBI is a strong whodunit filled with plausible suspects particularly David's pro bono client. Harriet Klausner