Trial by Fire
Attorney Joseph Antonelli finds that murder can be a very public affair-in this moody and scintillating novel of love, loyalty, and revenge in the Edgar Award-nominated series.
Joseph Antonelli's never lost a case he should have won. . . until now.
Julian Sinclair is a brilliant young man-already a law professor at Berkeley and a respected scholar-yet, bored with academic life, he joins the famed defense attorney Joseph Antonelli in private practice. But Sinclair is also a man with powerful emotions he keeps in check. When the beautiful Daphne McMillan, a married district attorney, is murdered, Sinclair is accused of killing her in a fit of jealous rage. Antonelli believes beyond a doubt that this simply isn't possible. Yet Daphne's widowed husband, a man of wealth and privilege, and a master of manipulation, thinks he can sink both this idealistic defendant and the cool Antonelli with one fell swoop.
Is Joseph Antonelli in danger of losing more than the case when he baits the real killer to come out of hiding? And when the case is decided and a man is sent to prison, how is Antonelli to know that the real mysteries of the murder are just beginning to be revealed? And that the person no one suspects is the very person even Antonelli should fear the most?
Baker & Taylor
When his law partner, Julian Sinclair, is accused of killing beautiful Daphne McMillan, a married district attorney, in a fit of jealous rage, Joseph Antonelli faces the most difficult case of his career as he takes on both Daphne's powerful and manipulative widowed husband and the real killer to uncover the truth. By the author of Breach of Trust.
Blackwell North Amer
Joseph Antonelli has never lost a case he should have won ... until now. Julian Sinclair is a brilliant young man on the path to greatness, but he is also a man with powerful emotions he tries to keep in check. When a beautiful woman, a married district attorney, is murdered, Sinclair is accused of killing her in a fit of jealous rage. He claims that she was the victim of her sadistic husband, but the media, especially television, wildly condemn Sinclair, and whip the public into a frenzy.
Antonelli does not doubt for a minute that the mild-mannered Sinclair is innocent. But the victim's widowed husband, a man of wealth and privilege, and a master of manipulation, is determined to destroy both this idealistic defendant and the shrewd Antonelli. This is one case Antonelli can't win by playing fair. He has to bait the real killer out of hiding, force him to confess his crimes, even if it means putting himself in danger.
When the trial is over and a man is sent to prison, the real mystery is only just beginning. And the person no one suspects is the very person even Antonelli should fear the most.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2005
Branch Call Number:
FIC Buffa, D 2005
293 pages ; 24 cm