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Controversial author and scholar David Etheridge is not the kind of company an aspiring politician wants to keep. But ambitious senator Robert McCrutchen has a history with Etheridge that he's desperately trying to keep under wraps: 22 years ago, both men were investigated in the still-unsolved death of a young coed. When Etheridge returns to Oregon, McCrutchen is his grudging host - until the senator is found shot dead. Now, Etheridge is once again suspected of murder, only this time, with the cold case reopened, he's facing a double charge.
Attorney Barbara Holloway must battle both the prosecution and the court of public opinion, which has already tried and convicted Etheridge for both murders. As the pressure mounts, Barbara must risk her own life to protect a client and preserve justice.
©2008 Kate Wilhelm (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Wilhelm is a masterful storyteller whose novels have just the right blend of solid plot, compelling mystery, and great courtroom drama." ( Library Journal)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Nathan on 08-25-08

I can not believe I listened to all of this book

This book was awful with occasional flashes of adequacy. The story seemed forced,the dialogue was flat, and the characters were barely believable. I won't buy another book by this author.

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18 of 19 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By LB in Dallas on 10-06-08

A little hard to follow at first but picks up

I'm not crazy about the reader, she over-enunciates and doesn't add much to the story. The basic premise requires one to suspend reality a bit as the story starts from a party held at the home of one obnoxious college student who nobody seems to like much yet he becomes a successful politician who no one hates. The other 2 primary story subjects weren't friends or big fans of the future politician so why would they go to a party at his parents house? For the free beer? Hard to say. Once you suspend reality for that issue it is an interesting mystery. Kept me entertained and thinking for a little while.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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