Lone Wolf, Roach, Goose, and Dutchboy - four wild ones who have lived their lives on the wrong side of the law. They are members of the outlaw motorcycle gang, the Scorpions - men with their own brand of justice. Now they stand accused of the gang-rape of a motel maid of dubious reputation and the brutal murder of a friend of hers in the mountains outside Santa Fe. But they claim they are innocent.
Will Alexander is a brilliant and flamboyant defense attorney - when he's sober. His second marriage is over, his first wife is moving away with his young daughter, and his drinking and sexual adventures are taking such a desperate edge that his law partners want him out of the firm. When the district attorney offers him the most notorious case of the year, it looks like Alexander is taking on another losing proposition. Except for one thing - he comes to believe the bikers really are innocent.
This powerful thriller throttles forward with the power of a Harley, leaving the listener windblown and flush with the excitement of the trip.
"[A] fast-paced story, which includes an unforgettable prison riot, a vivid portrayal of bikers as both outcasts and outlaws, and poignant moments between Alexander and his child. This book is impossible to put down." (Library Journal)
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Against the Wind
This is a really good book. A little slow to start as the characters are being fleshed out but then it really takes off. This group of four not so nice motorcycle riders are convicted of rape which they technically didn't do but... They they weren't a gentle group. Anyway, the listener ends up rooting for their atty (who has his own demons to deal with) to win their case. Lots of political corruption is exposed and the bad/good guys are finally exonerated.
I've listened to David Colacci before and although he is not my favorite narrator he did a fine job.
If you can get through the first 2-3 hours it's certainly worth listening to. I enjoyed this very much and am happy with my purchase.
Classic cover-up murder mystery
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