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The Case Against William
     

The Case Against William

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by Mark Gimenez
 

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Criminal defense lawyers must make their peace with one harsh fact of life: most of their clients are guilty.

But when William Tucker, a celebrated and self-centered star college football player, is suddenly arrested and charged with the brutal rape and murder of a college coed two years before, his estranged father, Frank Tucker, a drunken, broken-down,

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Criminal defense lawyers must make their peace with one harsh fact of life: most of their clients are guilty.

But when William Tucker, a celebrated and self-centered star college football player, is suddenly arrested and charged with the brutal rape and murder of a college coed two years before, his estranged father, Frank Tucker, a drunken, broken-down, beach-bum ex-criminal defense lawyer, cannot believe his son is guilty. No father can. So he must find a way to sober up and save his son from the death penalty sought by an ambitious district attorney. And father and son learn that only three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and a father's love for his son.

PRAISE FOR MARK GIMENEZ

Daily Mail (UK): "There cannot be any dispute. Gimenez has taken over John Grisham's mantle. . . . His work is now faster and fresher than Grisham, his characters are stronger, and his plot lines reek of tomorrow's headlines."

Weekend Sport (UK): Same brilliant storyteller, brand new character to follow. Gimenez is a great and growing writer who hasn't let his readers down yet, and doesn't look likely to."

The Australian: "Mark Gimenez writes colloquially smart dialogue but plots like an old master."

Houston Press: "Gimenez's writing is explosive, fast-paced, and filled with unexpected plot twists that keep readers guessing right up to the last page."

Civilian-Reader (UK): "Gimenez's novels are gripping, intense thrillers."

Oamuru Mail (New Zealand): "Gimenez is a thriller writer of quality."

CrimeSquad.com (UK): "As ever, Gimenez is highly recommended, impossible to put down and definitely not to be missed. . . . Gimenez' stature continues to grow."

The Courier-Mail (Australia): "Mark Gimenez already has a reputation as a fine thriller writer."

Book-of-the-Month club: "Boy can this guy tell a story!"

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149418930
Publisher:
Navarchus Press LLC
Publication date:
03/03/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
4,821
File size:
708 KB

Meet the Author

Mark Gimenez is the author of eight other novels: The Color of Law, The Abduction, The Perk, The Common Lawyer, Accused, The Governor's Wife, Con Law, and Parts & Labor: The Adventures of Max Dugan. He has two sons and lives in Texas.

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The Case Against William 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is too much filler that does nothing to advance the plot, To make it worse he repeats the filler over and over.
Lucy19 More than 1 year ago
I have loved all of Mark Gimenez's books. He gives you a lot of local history. This particular book has a lot of football references, but I love football and I love this book. I wish he wrote faster.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried twice to get into this book only to finally give it up. Maybe it was the sports side I didn't enjoy. I have read and loved other books by this author so I was disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only reason I gave it three stars instead of four is because I felt there was too much detail about football plays. I am not a sports fan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read every book this author has written, it's hard to believe he can get better---- he can and does. Throughly entertaining. Highly recommend. Warning: be prepared to lose sleep once you start this, because you won't stop turning pages!!!!
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I don't even like gootball but loved thisbook. One of my favorite authors. Follows the evolution of a Texas high school and and UT athlete whose dream is crushed by a murder charge. Lots of great detail and incite set in Houston and Austin.
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pastergirl3 More than 1 year ago
i started this book and finishes it in one day!  this author is entertaining and definitely giving Grisham a run for his money.  i will buy more of Gimenez books.  very entertaining!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book started a bit slow at first but then all of a sudden I could not put it down at all
lovesbooksLW More than 1 year ago
A great entertaining read!  Move over John Grisham!  Fast paced and engaging...Highly recommend
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I enjoyed it. A group of misfits get the job done...