TRIAL - A Legal Thriller [NOOK Book]

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A Literary Guild selection and New York Times best-seller. The movie starred Beverly D'Angelo, Peter Strauss, Ned Beatty, and Jill Clayburgh as "Judge Lou Parker."

"The courtroom scenes are breathtaking ... gripping suspense ... riveting!"
-- Publishers Weekly

An adventure into the real world of criminal ...
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TRIAL - A Legal Thriller

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Overview

A Literary Guild selection and New York Times best-seller. The movie starred Beverly D'Angelo, Peter Strauss, Ned Beatty, and Jill Clayburgh as "Judge Lou Parker."

"The courtroom scenes are breathtaking ... gripping suspense ... riveting!"
-- Publishers Weekly

An adventure into the real world of criminal law, setting a new standard for legal thrillers, Clifford Irving’s powerful novel deals with murder, the perils of love, and the morality of justice,
Twisting and relentless, TRIAL follows Texas lawyer Warren Blackburn as he defends two accused murderers in two separate cases. One of his clients, Johnnie Faye Boudreau, is a former beauty queen and now owner of a topless nightclub, who shoots her multimillionaire doctor lover - she claims - in self-defense. The other, Hector Quintana, is a homeless illegal alien accused of killing a man for his wallet.
Without warning, the two cases merge and become one; as a result, Warren's entire life and career are threatened.
William Safire in The New York Times called this "the novel of the year."

"Don't begin this book at bedtime or you'll be up all night ... TRIAL is like a birchbark canoe or a seven-layer cake. You can go crazy trying to figure out how it's made, and it's made by a master." -- Caroline See, Los Angeles Times

"Riveting legal edge-of-the-seater, has Texas and American justice by the tail." -- Daily Telegraph (London)

"A lively plot ... the Texas atmosphere against which the story unfolds is sharply drawn. Fun, fast-paced, and solidly researched." -- The New York Times Book Review

"Jet-propelled ... colorful, down-and-dirty characters ... most readers will want to read this at one sitting." -- Library Journal
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Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times - Caroline See
“Terrific! Don’t begin this book at bedtime or you’ll be up all night ... Trial is like a birchbark canoe or a seven-layer cake. You can go crazy trying to figure out how it’s made, and it’s made by a master.”
Daily Telegraph (London) - Tracy Winston
“Riveting legal edge-of-the-seater, has Texas and American justice systems by the tail.”
Publishers Weekly - James Haskel
“The courtroom scenes are breathtaking ... gripping suspense ... riveting!”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149250479
  • Publisher: Clifford Irving
  • Publication date: 3/16/2014
  • Series: Clifford Irving's Legal Thrillers , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 329
  • Sales rank: 3,322
  • File size: 440 KB

Meet the Author

Hello. I’m Clifford Irving. I was once on the cover of Time Magazine, and Hollywood made a movie about part of my life, with Richard Gere playing me.

I traveled twice around the world before most people living in it today were born, stood guard in an Israeli kibbutz, crewed on a 56' three-masted schooner that sailed the Atlantic from Mexico to France, smuggled whisky from Tangier to Spain, and one spring I lived on a houseboat on Dal Lake in Kashmir from where I rode horseback intoTibet.

Growing up in Manhattan, I studied painting at the High School of Music & Art. At Cornell University I chased beautiful but unconquerable Ivy League coeds, rowed on the crew, and dreamed of becoming a great writer. I sailed to Europe, settled on the decadent Mediterranean island of Ibiza, and wrote my first novel. I sent it to a literary agent in New York. G. P. Putnam’s Sons published it.

Was it really as easy and as quick as that? Of course not. I was lucky. And determined.

I taught at UCLA graduate extension school, with Betsy Drake and Cary Grant among my pupils. I became a correspondent to the Middle East for NBC. And I kept writing books.

In 1970, I created a writing event which became the Howard Hughes Autobiography Hoax. Many believe that the threat of the book’s publication, with its revelations of the Hughes-Nixon bribes, caused Nixon to approve the Watergate break-in.

My reward in 1972 for these accusations (and lunacy) was 16 months in three federal prisons.

Over time I wrote write 20 books that were published to varying degrees of success in many languages. (In the USA by Putnam, McGraw-Hill, and Simon & Schuster.)

Almost all of my books are on Nook and Kindle, and at affordable prices: $2.99 to $5.99. That’s cheaper than a paperback and a lot cheaper than a movie. A good read is one of the amazing pleasures offered to us by civilization.

“Move over, Butch and Sundance, it’s not that I love you both less, just that I’ve come to love Pancho and Tom more”– so said the New York Times Book Review about “Tom Mix and Pancho Villa,” which I believe is my best book, although “Trial,” by far, followed by “Daddy’s Girl,” and “Final Argument” – all legal thrillers – are the top sellers.

My manuscripts, notes, journals and correspondence are stored permanently at the Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, which acquired the archive in 2013.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2014

    Every one of Clifford Irving¿s novels is worth reading, and I b


    Every one of Clifford Irving’s novels is worth reading, and I believe this is the finest of his contemporary legal/courtroom thrillers.  
    The premise – that a lawyer involved in defending two capital murder cases discovers one of his clients is responsible for both
    murders – and the lawyer is bound by confidentiality not to reveal that fact! – is riveting.
    It had me on the edge of my seat for the entire book. Warren Blackburn, the hero, is a great man.
    Johnnie Faye Boudreau, his antagonist, is a superb villain.        

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    M. William¿s review of Trial Rating: 5 stars Title: Gold


    M. William’s review of Trial

    Rating: 5 stars

    Title: Gold Standard for Legal Thrillers

    Clifford Irving has crafted an intricate story of a lawyer clawing his way back from having operated on the wrong side of the law. When two dissimilar cases intertwine, he makes use of his legal degree and his diploma from the school of hard knocks to achieve justice that is being thwarted by the system.

    The plot twists and turns like a writhing snake and the cast of characters is impressively drawn. While lawyer Blackburn, the protagonist, is dynamic and sympathetic, the villain, Johnnie Faye Boudreau, steals the show! She’s a sleazy strip club owner who is ratcheted up to be a despicable femme fatale by the novel’s conclusion. A case of superb character development in the most negative sense imaginable.

    I loved Presumed Innocent and have read a lot of T. Grisham, but for me, Clifford Irving’s Trial is the Gold Standard for legal thrillers!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 27, 2014

    Irving is a real master of the courtroom drama and he draws the

    Irving is a real master of the courtroom drama and he draws the characters so well. You really care about the protagonist, and the sleazeballs are believable sleazeballs. The story is compelling, and you're propelled through it from page one. I can't think of a better writer in this genre. Fun read that leaves you satisfied.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    This was my second Clifford Irving book and just purchased a third. I love legal thrillers and TRIAL did not disappoint. This writer is a true wordsmith. While reading this book, I could literally picture every scene unfold and could even smell the cheap perfume and whiskey. I could feel the Texas heat and the anxiety of each situation. I loved FINAL ARGUMENT and feared there be too many similarities but the story line is fresh and unpredictable. TRIAL is a great read!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Amazing legal thriller!

    Amazing legal thriller!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2014

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    Recommend

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  • Posted August 20, 2014

    I've read all of Grisholm's, Baldacci's, and Connelly's. The Tri

    I've read all of Grisholm's, Baldacci's, and Connelly's.
    The Trial was the best legal thriller I've read in a long time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2014

    Terrific

    Two court room dramas, connected by the same lawyer and the real killer going on simultaneously. Beautifully developed characters, and humane backgrounds. A real page turner. Don't miss it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    Pretty good book

    I will read some more

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