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With money and hope in short supply, newly minted attorney Brigham Theodore decides it’s time to lower his standards. He joins a seedy fly-by-night firm in Salt Lake City out of desperation. After he loses his first case - a speeding ticket - he’s convinced his career is over. But to his shock, his boss hands him a slightly more complex case: capital murder.
Brigham’s new client is Amanda Pierce, a lost, exhausted woman who gunned down the man who tortured and killed her six-year-old daughter. A jury may prove sympathetic to her unbearable pain, but the law is no fan of vigilante justice - and neither is Vince Dale, the slick and powerful prosecutor who’s never lost a murder case. There’s no question that Amanda pulled the trigger - she did it in front of five witnesses. If she pleads guilty, she will avoid a death sentence, but saving her life this way comes with an admission that what she did was wrong. However, if she refuses the “guilty” label, Brigham will have no choice but to fight for his career - and Amanda’s life.
©2014 Victor Methos (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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4 out of 5 stars
By R. Pontiflet on 02-16-15

Good Court Room Drama!

I really enjoyed this legal thriller/drama... You start getting the meat and potatoes of the story from the first chapter. It is not stuffed with a lot of fluff or filler.

However, I had to suspend my disbelief a good deal, but I didn't mind because the story was very interesting and I wanted to know what happened next. I recognized that some of the court room antics would not be permitted in the real world, but like in most real court rooms there are "back room dealings." The story was very well told in such a way that it kept my interest and I cared about the outcome of the trial and the conclusion of the story.

This story is about how much a mother loved her child who was assaulted and murdered. I think the tactics defense attorney used in his closing argument sealed the deal.

I've heard the narrator before and I think that his performance was okay. I was really into the story but noticed from time to time that he could have used a little more drama or excitement in his voice.

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3 out of 5 stars
By AudioAddict on 09-06-15

Very unrealistic but still enjoyable

STORY (legal thriller) - I love legal thrillers, and I'm very capable of suspending common sense for the sake of good fiction. Battles in outer space with aliens, check. Talking dogs, check. But this book just has too many things that made me roll my eyes and go "No way." A brand-new lawyer defending an accused murderer on his second case? Asking no questions of the jury panel? Arguing with a judge? And the sentencing of his client, c'mon, really? I also don't care for how he continuously bashed the American legal system. It is NOT perfect, but I think the author portrays it too negatively in this book.

All that aside, the main character is a likeable, idealistic young lawyer who truly believes in justice and tries his best to defend his client. And you will root for his client, a woman accused of killing the man who raped and murdered her young daughter. The story moves along quickly, only about 4 1/2 hours, and held my interest throughout.

PERFORMANCE - Very good job. Good foreign accents and does pretty good female character voices as well.

OVERALL - The worst part of the book is the coroner's description of Tabitha's injuries, but it's short. There are a few F-words but, otherwise, it's a pretty clean book. Recommended for anyone interested in the genre. Legal professionals may want to listen to something else.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Judith on 04-11-17

Light east listen

I really quite enjoyed this legal drama. I took a chance on it in the sale and am jolly glad I did. The outcome, though predictable, was arrived at in a well written a realistic manner. I would be happy to listen to another by this author. Not competition for some of the legal heavy hitters, but still earned its place in my library.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Judi G on 01-12-15

move over grishham

great narration, great story, great listen. it's amazing how the narrator really can make or break a book on auible.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rachel on 05-18-15

great book

I thought the book was really good. listened to it all very quickly,it was an enjoyable read.

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