TRIAL - A Legal Thriller

TRIAL - A Legal Thriller

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by Clifford Irving
     
 

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… See more details below

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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 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!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149250479
Publisher:
Clifford Irving
Publication date:
03/16/2014
Series:
Clifford Irving's Legal Thrillers , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
329
Sales rank:
3,856
File size:
0 MB

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