Primary Justice (Ben Kincaid Series #1)

Primary Justice (Ben Kincaid Series #1)

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by William Bernhardt
     
 

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Ben Kincaid wanted to be a laywer to do the right thing. But when he takes a hot-shot spot in Tulsa's most prestigious law firm, Ben discovers that doing the right thing and representing his clients' interests can be mutually exclusive—in this explosive legal thriller that brings morality and temptation together in one dangerous motion.
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Ben Kincaid wanted to be a laywer to do the right thing. But when he takes a hot-shot spot in Tulsa's most prestigious law firm, Ben discovers that doing the right thing and representing his clients' interests can be mutually exclusive—in this explosive legal thriller that brings morality and temptation together in one dangerous motion.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In his fiction debut, Bernhardt, a lawyer, delivers an appealing mystery with a wry perspective on corporate law and unlikely moments of high adventure. Sanguine Enterprises v-p Jonathan Adams and his wife Bertha want to adopt Emily, whom Jonathan found wandering on an empty lot; she is afflicted with memory loss, possibly as the result of emotional trauma. The case is handed to Benjamin Kincaid on his first day with a high-powered Tulsa, Okla., law firm; later that same evening Jonathan's mutilated body is discovered in a dumpster. Bertha is determined to keep Emily, and Joseph Sanguine assures Ben of his sympathy and assistance. But Ben's superiors instruct him to lay off investigating the murdere.g. p. 120 . His uneasiness escalates when he learns that Jonathan received mysterious phone calls and worked odd hours just prior to his death. Gradually Ben is drawn into an extracurricular (and illegal) investigation of Emily's past and Sanguine's finances. The tale is enlivened by characters like Christina McCall, an engaging, streetwise legal assistant, and Darryl Tidwell, a Sanguine employee and the author's revenge against people who tell lawyer jokes. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345479976
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Ben Kincaid Series, #1
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,209,843
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

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An insider's view of corporate lawyers. Cynical, suspenseful, and fast-paced.

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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Primary Justice (Ben Kincaid Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
FMezzano More than 1 year ago
The thinnest of plots.
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William Bernhardt captured me by surprise. What an author. He kept me in suspense; guessing, and couldn't put the book down. I ordered the other books that I could find. Please get more.
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I read all his book