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The Wrong Man (Jason Kolarich Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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Criminal defense attorney Jason Kolarich returns in this shocking new thriller by the Edgar® Award–winning author.

A young paralegal is brutally killed. A homeless Iraq war veteran has been caught with the murder weapon and the victim’s belongings—and he can’t remember what happened…
     
Jason Kolarich has been asked by the young man’s aunt to ...
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The Wrong Man (Jason Kolarich Series #3)

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Overview

Criminal defense attorney Jason Kolarich returns in this shocking new thriller by the Edgar® Award–winning author.

A young paralegal is brutally killed. A homeless Iraq war veteran has been caught with the murder weapon and the victim’s belongings—and he can’t remember what happened…
     
Jason Kolarich has been asked by the young man’s aunt to defend him. It seems like a standard insanity defense based on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder—until Kolarich realizes that his client is actually innocent. The victim had been working a case of her own, following a trail of paper and money that connected international terrorists to corporate America, where there are those who want to teach the U.S. government a lesson.
     
Kolarich knows finding the true murderer is the key to exposing the conspiracy. As time grows short for both his client and thousands of innocent Americans, he races to find a trained killer and uncover the details of the attack. But Kolarich soon discovers that the game has already been rigged—and that he himself is about to become the next target…
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Publishers Weekly
A wicked sense of humor and an appealing lead lift Ellis’s third legal thriller featuring Midwestern prosecutor-turned-defense lawyer Jason Kolarich (after 2011’s Breach of Trust), though Kolarich tends to act more like Jack Ryan than Perry Mason. When paralegal Kathy Rubinkowski is gunned down near her apartment, the case against Iraqi war veteran Tom Stoller is clear-cut. Stoller was apprehended with the murder weapon and the victim’s purse near the scene of the killing. Since his mental state is questionable, Stoller’s aunt prevails on Kolarich to represent him. The attorney comes to believe that Stoller’s apparent confession was actually referring to a horrific incident that happened during wartime, but as Kolarich is the second defense lawyer on the case, the judge allows him little time or leeway to gather supporting evidence. Toward the end, the plot veers into Tom Clancy territory with some sacrifice of plausibility. Given the heavy-handed telegraphing, few will be surprised by the revelation of the final secret. Agent: Susanna Einstein, LJK Literary Agency. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101584941
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/14/2012
  • Series: Jason Kolarich Series , #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 40,576
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

David Ellis
David Ellis is the coauthor of Guilty Wives, written with James Patterson. His previous thrillers include Breach of Trust, The Hidden Man, Eye of the Beholder, In the Company of Liars, Jury of One, Life Sentence, and Line of Vision, for which he won the Edgar® Award. An attorney from Chicago, he currently serves as counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, and served as the House Prosecutor who convicted Governor Rod Blagojevich in the impeachment trial before the Illinois Senate.
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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    Great read....

    A great read...lots of twists and turns!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Highly recommended for Ellis fans or new readers.

    Has mind-grabbing plot. Most of the situations and dialogue worked well for me.

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  • Posted June 24, 2012

    How does a lawyer defend a man that can’t or won’t d

    How does a lawyer defend a man that can’t or won’t defend himself? When Tom Stoller, a homeless Iraqi war vet suffering from PTSD, is accused of murder, Jason Kolarich takes on his defense. His defense is complicated by the fact that his client won’t talk and statements at the time of arrest appear to be a confession. Jason is a bulldog of a lawyer that doesn’t rest until he finds the best way to defend his client, especially when he starts to believe that Tom may be innocent.

    Although The Wrong Man is book three of a series, it is very much a stand-alone story. I never felt I needed to know some back story to fully understand what was happening. It did have some problems that put me off a little. There were certain surprise twists in the story that were not much of a surprise for me. Also, the way he incorporated a girlfriend into his work life was odd. I did enjoy reading the book and I would still recommend it to those who like legal mystery/thrillers.

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