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Publisher's Summary

Judge Richard Quinn is young, idealistic, and honest to a fault. That's why he's handed the most sensational homicide case in Oregon history. Locked in a race for the U.S. Senate, Ellen Crease gunned down the intruder who murdered her wealthy husband. In a single, brutal instant she became a widow, a victim, and a hero.
Yet disturbing questions remain. What secrets did the man who started his fortune running mortuaries keep that might have cost him his life? What about the son frozen out of his will? Or his wife's political enemies? And what about Ellen Crease herself?
Soon it becomes clear that a deadly plot of murder, blackmail, passion, and double cross is unfolding around Judge Richard Quinn. And unless he breaks the rules, justice will not only be blind, it will be the final victim.
©1998 Phillip Margolin (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Vaughn on 05-17-13

Read the book, forget the audio

What didn’t you like about Eric Dawe’s performance?

Mr. Dawe read in such a monotonous tone that I could not finish listening. I read this book in 1998 when it was first released and it made me an instant fan of Phillip Margolin. I have either read or listened to all of his books as a result of reading this book. I decided to go back and listen to the book since it has been 15 years since I read it. I have listened to over 100 books through Audible and this is the first time I can remember where I stopped listening because of the narrator. I was seriously disappointed.

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This is a very entertaining book and well worth the read, but I couldn't listen to it.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Debbie on 12-20-12

Disappointing narration

The story was good, but the narration was not. It sounded garbled, and the speed did not seem right no matter what I tried. It distracted from the story.

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