Losing the trial of his life could mean losing everything. When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, was Mick's close friend in law school, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death. Mick's played both sides of Philadelphia's courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he'll need every one of them to win. But as the trial progresses, he's disturbed by developments that confirm his deepest fears. This trial, one that already hits too close to home, may jeopardize his firm, his family-everything. Now Mick's only way out is to mastermind the most brilliant defense he's ever spun, one that will cross every legal and moral boundary.
by William Myers
by Mark Haskell Smith
by Douglas E. Richards
by James R. Benn
"Narrator Peter Berkrot's stern and deliberate tone is well suited to this puzzling mystery packed with plot twists and well-crafted complex characters. Berkrot deftly portrays Mick McFarland, a top-shelf attorney who is defending his close friend from law school, David Hanson, who has lots of skeletons in his closet--surprising even Mick. The diverse characters include flawed and damaged people and broken relationships. The clash of strategic minds with few scruples on a legal battlefield is worthy of a chess master. Nothing is as it seems--even the murder could have been an accident. Listeners will be surprised again and again. Berkrot is sensational at making this an easy-listening experience and at reflecting the suspense with exceptional timing. S.C.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"
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