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"This well-crafted legal thriller has the feel of the real, because it was written by a first-rate lawyer who is also a very good writer."
--Alan Dershowitz, author of Preemption: The Knife That Cuts Both Ways
"The verdict on Batista’s debut legal thriller: Guilty of delivering not only sharp courtroom drama but steamy romantic escapism as well. Vincent Sorrentino, a crackerjack Manhattan DA (not unlike Batista, a commentator on Court TV), is leading the legal team for 14 defendants accused of bribing Congressman Daniel Fonseca, including Selig "Sy" Klein, owner of a shady trucking empire personally represented by Sorrentino’s colleague and friend, Tom Perini, a former Heisman Trophy winner. Tom’s murder while running in Central Park shatters his wife and toddler’s world and almost lands Fonseca a mistrial. Grieving Julie Perini suffers more shocks as she learns about her husband’s secret underworld association connected to the ongoing trial. Batista provides a gripping, if sometimes confusing, insider look into the seamy side of justice and the politics behind criminal shenanigans. The sweet resolution might feel too good to be true, but is still satisfying."
"A spectacular new addition to the legal thriller genre. Fast, smart and exciting, with richly drawn characters and a race-horse pace. Death’s Witness is definitely a winner!"
—Jack Ford, anchor, Good Morning America
"A great read!"
—Fred Graham, anchor on Court TV and former CBS news correspondent