A Cure for Night: A Novel

A Cure for Night: A Novel

by Justin Peacock
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A Cure for Night: A Novel by Justin Peacock

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year

Edgar Nominee–
Best First Novel

Joel Deveraux is a rising star at a white-shoe law firm in Manhattan. But after a drug-related scandal costs him his job and nearly his law license, he slides down the corporate ladder to the Booklyn Defenders office. He arrives just in time for a high profile murder case, where he is assigned to work with the tough and savvy Myra Goldstein. With pressure from their boss and interest from the tabloids, they take on the defense of a black pot dealer from the projects who is charged with the murder of a white college student. Joel quickly learns that urban criminal law is a form of combat where the best story wins–but who’s telling the truth and who’s lying are matters of life and death.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385528443
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/02/2008
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,176,252
File size: 496 KB

About the Author

Justin Peacock received an MFA from Columbia University and a law degree from Yale. Prior to attending law school, he worked as an online producer at the New York Times. His legal experience ranges from death-penalty defense to First Amendment cases. He lives in Brooklyn.


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A Cure for Night 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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KenCady More than 1 year ago
This book deserves better than the one measly rating it has received so far. It is a well-written crime story by a Brooklyn lawyer, has an exciting star player, does not cheat in any way on the reality of a murder trial, and is quite convincing as it takes one into the projects and helps the reader understand the additional dynamics that come to pay when the trial seems cut and dry. It's really good, and no, I don't write for the publisher!
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