Guilty as Sin

Guilty as Sin

by Joseph Teller
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Guilty as Sin by Joseph Teller

"I love the dry wit of Teller's work. Nelson Demille meets Turow or Grisham!"—Goodreads review of Overkill

A Jaywalker Case: Book 4 (originally published in 2011)

It was a court-appointed case, and Jaywalker knew going in that his client was guilty of the drug deal he’d been arrested for. But there are degrees of guilt, as Jaywalker knew all too well from personal experience. Sometimes people made the wrong move for the right reason, and it was the degree of Alonzo Barnett’s guilt that would drive Jaywalker’s defense strategy.

If that strategy failed, Alonzo, an otherwise-redeemed ex-con, would be back in prison for years. And that was an outcome Jaywalker couldn’t stomach, not when his belief in his client was unshakable and the right verdict could lead to redemption for them both.

Don’t miss a single one of Joseph Teller’s award-winning Jaywalker novels:
The Tenth Case
Bronx Justice
Depraved Indifference
Guilty as Sin
Overkill

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488006425
Publisher: MIRA
Publication date: 09/12/2016
Series: A Jaywalker Case , #5
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 732,636
File size: 463 KB

About the Author

Joseph Teller was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from the College of Wooster in Ohio and the University of Michigan Law School. He returned to New York City, where he spent three years as an agent with the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (the precursor of the Drug Enforcement Administration), doing undercover work. For the next 35 years, he worked as a criminal defense attorney, representing murderers, drug dealers, thieves and at least one serial killer. When New York State restored the death penalty in the nineties, Teller was one of a select group of lawyers given special training to represent capital defendants, which he did on several occasions, including winning an acquittal for a man accused of committing a double murder.

Not too long ago, Teller decided to "run from the law," and began writing fiction. He lives and writes in rural upstate New York with his wife, Sandy, an antiques dealer.

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Guilty As Sin 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In the 1980s, starting as a teenager Alonzo Barnett was a repeat offender until he finally went straight. However, recently he was busted by the cops for allegedly selling drugs. Three lawyers defend him but each quits. The court assigns attorney Harrison J. Walker as Barnett's latest public defender. Harrison J. Walker realizes quickly the evidence is overwhelming as his client is guilty. However, Jaywalker wonders why the District Attorney has pulled out the biggest guns on a relatively minor case. As Jaywalker digs deeper, he finds strange ties to the FBI and crimes much worse than a simple drug bust. However, he also uncovers the real ethical dilemma of the case which goes back to Barnett's time behind bars. The fifth Jaywalker legal thriller (see Overkill, Bronx Justice and The Tenth Case) is as always an insightful exhilarating case as the heroic always in contempt lawyer takes on the sure loser hoping he is Buster Douglas. This time Jaywalker works on a defense for a kindhearted client who openly confesses he did the crime. Told mostly in flashbacks, fans will enjoy Jaywalker's courtroom antics as he uses the dysfunctional jurisprudence system's myopia to make a case for a not guilty verdict. Harriet Klausner