The Mental Case

The Mental Case

by John Ellsworth


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The Mental Case by John Ellsworth

The Mental Case is a novel about law firm money and a law firm death. And about a missing child and a parent's frantic search.

Join Thaddeus Murfee, back in Chicago and around the world, in his strangest case yet-a man whose plastic character changes, comes and goes, like the proverbial will-o-the-wisp.

Ansel Largent has been a founder and managing partner of a large Chicago law firm for two decades. He is respected. Ferocious in the courtroom but a winner with the jury. Happy at home with wife Libby, a stroke victim. Happy at the office with Melinda, a married woman with a special interest in him. Ansel has fathered two sons and loves them both dearly.

Then Ansel's law firm is horrified by two shocking crimes: the trust account has been embezzled. $2 hundred million has vanished. And full-partner Suzanne Fairmont has been found dead in her office. Whether her death is a homicide or suicide is immediately disputed. And an even greater shock: Ansel suspects his son David of the embezzlement and wonders if there might also be a connection to Suzanne's sudden death.

Thaddeus meets Ansel inside a Mexico jail where both are lodged for crimes committed at the border. Will Thaddeus agree to defend Ansel? Does it matter that Ansel has a $50,000 retainer taped to his body?

They go to trial. Thaddeus is struck speechless at the outcome of his trickiest murder trial yet. He is left with no sense of what comes next and where his client might expect to spend the rest of his life-and with whom.

The conclusion is shocking. The author respectfully asks that you reveal the ending to no one, so all may read and enjoy for themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781519570680
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/05/2014
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 428,455
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John Ellsworth was a practicing attorney who defended white collar crimes and criminal investigations and prosecutions by the federal government. Tax crimes were a specialty and John appeared in court on these cases and in the audit pre-indictment stages nationwide. For many years John defended criminal cases of the usual flavor too, from shoplifting to first degree murder. He has been lead counsel on death penalty cases and has never lost a client to the execution chamber.

Today John believes in self-publication. The first book, a legal thriller titled The Defendants was first up to the plate. Now John has published several more legal thrillers:
1. The Defendants
2. Beyond a Reasonable Death
3. Attorney at Large
4. Chase, the Bad Baby
5. Defending Turquoise
6. The Mental Case
7. Unspeakable Prayers
8. The Girl Who Wrote the New York Times Bestseller
9. The Trial Lawyer
10. The Near Death Experience
11. Frat Party (Sisters In Law Series Book 1)
12. Hellfire (Sisters In Law Series Book 2)

John writes for your enjoyment. "More than anything, I love to read a review of one of my books where someone has had a good experience because of something I created out of thin air.

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