Breach of Trust

Breach of Trust

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Penguin Putnam
Attorney Joseph Antonelli dives into a case of White House intrigue, intimacies not forgotten, and suspicions dark and deep in this legal thriller in the Edgar Award-nominated series called "adroit and often elegant" (Los Angeles Times).

The novels of D. W. Buffa featuring attorney Joseph Antonelli have become some of the most avidly praised of the legal thrillers being written today, called "absorbing" (Orlando Sentinel), "suspense-laden" (Houston Chronicle), and "electrically charged" (The New York Times). The Judgment, the third in the series, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel of the Year.

In Breach of Trust, Antonelli is seduced into taking a case that has dangerous implications not only for the upcoming United States presidential race but also for a group of friends who thought they had put the sudden death of a young woman behind them long ago. When Antonelli attends a Harvard Law School reunion at Manhattan's Plaza Hotel, he doesn't suspect how disturbing his return will be-for it was at a party in this very hotel that a lively young woman fell from a window to her death. The event had been ruled an accident at the time, but the case is about to be reopened, and a possible witness is wary of its potential to ruin his political chances-a man with promise and ambition in equal measure, the vice president of the United States. When the trial begins, the nation's eyes turn to the accused, the downtrodden James Haviland, and to the unseen powers both within and without the White House who want to bury him. It's up to the shrewd and sharp Antonelli to uncover just where the secrets lie-and exactly who is playing whom.

Baker & Taylor
When an old case involving a young woman's sudden death is reopened, attorney Joseph Antonelli defends accused killer James Haviland in a trial that could have profound effects on the upcoming U.S. presidential campaign.

Blackwell North Amer
Defense attorney Joseph Antonelli dives into a case of White House intrigue, intimacies not forgotten, and suspicions dark and deep in this legal thriller.
In Breach of Trust, Antonelli is seduced into taking an old case that has dangerous implications not just for the upcoming United States presidential race but also for a group of old friends who thought they had put the sudden death of a young woman behind them long ago. When Antonelli attends a Harvard Law School reunion in Manhattan, at the very same hotel where the lively young woman fell from a window to her death, he doesn't suspect how disturbing his return will be.
The case was never solved at the time and now has been reopened, and a potential witness - a man with promise and ambition in equal measure - is wary that the story may ruin his political chances to run for vice president of the United States. When the trial begins, the nation's eyes turn to the accused - a downtrodden lawyer who was once a member of this elite circle of friends - and also to the unseen powers both within and without the White House who want to bury him. It is up to the shrewd and sharp Antonelli to uncover just where the secrets lie-and exactly who is playing whom.

Baker
& Taylor

When the case of a young woman who fell from a window to her death during a party attended by influential alumnae of Harvard Law School--including the vice-president of the United States--is reopened, attorney Joseph Antonelli takes the case of accused killer James Haviland, in a trial that could have profound effects on the upcoming U.S. presidential campaign. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780399151903
0399151907
Branch Call Number: FIC Buffa, D 2004
Characteristics: 371 pages ; 24 cm

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cameralover53
Apr 05, 2014

I read this book out of sequence, but it didn't matter. When I began reading, I was disappointed...the story focused on American politics/ history, which I find uninteresting. I thought I would not be able to read the entire book and was ready to "give up" on it. And then, suddenly, the court case began; Antonelli offers to defend an old law class mate from a murder charge. The story becomes exciting and all the boring politics leading up to that point were just setting the stage! I am so pleasantly surprised by the momentum of the story, and how I was on the edge of my seat until the novel ended! Buffa did it once again! This was an excellent read, great characters, plot, court scenes, right up to the end. After the last book I read,Trial By Fire by Buffa, I didn't think the next book could get any better, but much to my delight, I was wrong and Buffa did it again! I love this author!!!

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Nov 05, 2007

I love this author.

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