Blind Justice (Ben Kincaid Series #2)

Blind Justice (Ben Kincaid Series #2)

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by William Bernhardt
     
 

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Out of corporate life and on his own, lawyer Ben Kincaid sees the seamy side of the law every day. There's no glamour and little reward when it comes to defending the lowlifes who beat down his door. But when a friend is set up for murder, Ben has no choice but to enter the world of hardball litigation and face a judge who despises him in a trial he is guaranteed

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Out of corporate life and on his own, lawyer Ben Kincaid sees the seamy side of the law every day. There's no glamour and little reward when it comes to defending the lowlifes who beat down his door. But when a friend is set up for murder, Ben has no choice but to enter the world of hardball litigation and face a judge who despises him in a trial he is guaranteed to lose.

BLIND JUSTICE is a riveting, emotion-packed thriller in which guilt and innocence remain obscure and justice is a matter of opinion.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Lawyer Ben Kincaid has been fired from Tulsa's toniest law firm and is out on his own on the wrong side of town. His clients pay him with live chickens, and a divorce client's ex-husband threatens him with a gun that shoots a flag saying ``Boom.'' Into this lighthearted milieu falls Christina McCall, an old friend, ace legal assistant at Ben's former firm and prime suspect in the gruesome murder of Tony Lombardi, her ex-client and a suspected mob drug-runner. Everything is stacked against Ben and Christina in this courtroom mystery: the presiding judge is Ben's exceptionally unfriendly ex-boss, and the FBI agents in charge of the case are willing to use extra-legal means to obtain the evidence to convict Christina. Lawyer Bernhardt ( Primary Justice ) leavens this workmanlike drama with a variety of interesting characters--including Ben's pawnbroker neighbor who sends him dead gophers in the mail--but can't seem to get the mix of drama and humor quite right. We're convinced of Christina's innocence from the start, and that significantly reduces the tension. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345486974
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/27/2005
Series:
Ben Kincaid Series , #2
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
625,832
Product dimensions:
4.14(w) x 6.82(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

William Bernhardt made his debut as a novelist with Primary Justice, a bestseller that launched what Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine called "one of the best new series going." Bernhardt's subsequent novels include Blind Justice, Deadly Justice, Perfect Justice (which won the Oklahoma Book Award), Cruel Justice, and Double Jeopardy. His most recent novel is Naked Justice.

As an attorney, William Bernhardt has received several awards for his public service, and (in 1993) he was named one of the top twenty-five young lawyers in the nation. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with his wife, Kirsten, and their children, Harry and Alice.

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Blind Justice (Ben Kincaid Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of plot twists and turns. Some are pretty far fetchedbut thats why we call them nivels. About 270 pages that kept me involved from start to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first I was irritated by Ben Kincaid's whiny and immature demeanor! I continued with the both and grew to like the character. The story line will keep you wanting to read to the end. I will read the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting, but no cigar!
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This was worth the $$. Nice, interesting story. Kept me wondering all the way to the end. I enjoyed it.
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PairaDice More than 1 year ago
Big let down after the first book in this series. It was almost like there was a rush to put out this book and the thought wasn't put into it to do a proper sanity check of the story. E.g. a character says that right after firing three bullets, she didn't want to put the gun into the hand of the patsy as it might've woken her up. Really? Not worried about the firing of a gun 3 times, but don't touch her hand, now that would wake her. Anyway it was just a lot of these little issues that made no sense (including a completely unprovoked confession) that just made the whole story become As frustrating, the main character Ben sounded like a woman, during conversations with his tough guy buddy cop Mike, I thought they were about to start trading recipes and prefernces for feminine hygene products. And frankly the character just wasn't believable as a lawyer with all the ineptitude, and its not that I have issue with a character having faults, this character just fouled too many basic lawyerly things to even think they could have ever passed the bar. Anyway, it got worse as the book went on and I had to stop with about 20 pages to go, which was too bad as it's hard to find a good lawyer/mystery series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read the first book but didn't find this book needing the first book of the series. I enjoyed the book and believe most readers will also. The story was exciting and the characters were interesting.
loverofbooks27 More than 1 year ago
This book is part of a series. The story was interesting. I hate that they lure you in by having one of the nook books in the series for 1.99 and then the rest are more expensive.
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I loved reading this book. This is book #2 in the Ben Kincaid series of 4 books...not knowing this I will now read book #1... Primary Justice. I'm sure I will like it.
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For my senior government class, I had to choose some law related book from a list. I picked Blind Justice, because it seemed to be the only one that would keep my interest without entering into matters I did not care for (one was about a pedaphillic serial killer). I'm really glad that I did. It caught me up in the first chapter when Ben is wondering what's wrong with his office (there are chickens running amok, toilet paper everywhere, but its the man with the gun pointed at him that's the answer). I read it fairly quickly and was not bothered by the fact that it was the second in the series. I've been trying to read the rest but so far I've only found one really far down the list (7?). You should definitely get this, especially since its much cheaper than the one I had to get (almost 20 dollars).