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The Last Trial

Author : Scott Turow
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2020-05-12
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781538748084

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Two formidable men collide in this "first-class legal thriller" and New York Times bestseller about a celebrated criminal defense lawyer and the prosecution of his lifelong friend -- a doctor accused of murder (David Baldacci). At eighty-five years old, Alejandro "Sandy" Stern, a brilliant defense lawyer with his health failing but spirit intact, is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder, his entire life's work is put in jeopardy, and Stern decides to take on one last trial. In a case that will be the defining coda to both men's accomplished lives, Stern probes beneath the surface of his friend's dazzling veneer as a distinguished cancer researcher. As the trial progresses, he will question everything he thought he knew about his friend. Despite Pafko's many failings, is he innocent of the terrible charges laid against him? How far will Stern go to save his friend, and -- no matter the trial's outcome -- will he ever know the truth? Stern's duty to defend his client and his belief in the power of the judicial system both face a final, terrible test in the courtroom, where the evidence and reality are sometimes worlds apart. Full of the deep insights into the spaces where the fragility of human nature and the justice system collide, Scott Turow's The Last Trial is a masterful legal thriller that unfolds in page-turning suspense -- and questions how we measure a life.

The Last Trial

Author : Scott Turow
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2020-05-28
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781529039115

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'The master is back and in The Last Trial Scott Turow takes it to another level' - David Baldacci From the bestselling author of Presumed Innocent, Scott Turow’s The Last Trial recounts the final case of Kindle County’s most revered courtroom advocate, Sandy Stern. On the brink of retirement, legendary defence attorney Sandy Stern is persuaded to take on one last case to defend an old friend. Dr Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner and distinguished cancer researcher, is now, shockingly, facing charges of fraud, insider trading and even murder. As the trial progresses, Stern will question everything he thought he knew about his friend. Despite Pafko's many failings, is he innocent of the terrible charges laid against him? Stern's duty to defend his client and his belief in the power of the judicial system will face a final, terrible test in the courtroom, where the evidence and reality are sometimes worlds apart . . .

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency

Author : David Fisher,Dan Abrams
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2018-06-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781488095320

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Book Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency Description/Summary:

Look for Dan Abrams and David Fisher’s new book, Kennedy’s Avenger: Assassination, Conspiracy, and the Forgotten Trial of Jack Ruby. Instant New York Times bestseller! A Winner of the Barondess/Lincoln Award A Washington Independent Review of Books Favorite Book of 2018 A Suspense Magazine Best Book of 2018 A Mental Floss Best Book of 2018 A USA Today Top 10 Hot Book for Summer “Makes you feel as if you are watching a live camera riveted on a courtroom more than 150 years ago.” —Diane Sawyer The true story of Abraham Lincoln’s last murder trial, a case in which he had a deep personal involvement—and which played out in the nation’s newspapers as he began his presidential campaign At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln, who had been involved in more than three thousand cases—including more than twenty-five murder trials—during his two-decades-long career, was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer. What normally would have been a local case took on momentous meaning. Lincoln’s debates with Senator Stephen Douglas the previous fall had gained him a national following, transforming the little-known, self-taught lawyer into a respected politician. He was being urged to make a dark-horse run for the presidency in 1860. Taking this case involved great risk. His reputation was untarnished, but should he lose this trial, should Harrison be convicted of murder, the spotlight now focused so brightly on him might be dimmed. He had won his most recent murder trial with a daring and dramatic maneuver that had become a local legend, but another had ended with his client dangling from the end of a rope. The case posed painful personal challenges for Lincoln. The murder victim had trained for the law in his office, and Lincoln had been his friend and his mentor. His accused killer, the young man Lincoln would defend, was the son of a close friend and loyal supporter. And to win this trial he would have to form an unholy allegiance with a longtime enemy, a revivalist preacher he had twice run against for political office—and who had bitterly slandered Lincoln as an “infidel…too lacking in faith” to be elected. Lincoln’s Last Trial captures the presidential hopeful’s dramatic courtroom confrontations in vivid detail as he fights for his client—but also for his own blossoming political future. It is a moment in history that shines a light on our legal system, as in this case Lincoln fought a legal battle that remains incredibly relevant today.

The Last Trial

Author : Scott Turow
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-01-26
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1538748096

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Two formidable men collide in this "first-class legal thriller" and New York Times bestseller from Scott Turow: a "brilliant courtroom chess match" about a celebrated criminal defense lawyer and the prosecution of his lifelong friend -- a doctor accused of murder (David Baldacci). At eighty-five years old, Alejandro "Sandy" Stern, a brilliant defense lawyer with his health failing but spirit intact, is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder, his entire life's work is put in jeopardy, and Stern decides to take on one last trial. In a case that will be the defining coda to both men's accomplished lives, Stern probes beneath the surface of his friend's dazzling veneer as a distinguished cancer researcher. As the trial progresses, he will question everything he thought he knew about his friend. Despite Pafko's many failings, is he innocent of the terrible charges laid against him? How far will Stern go to save his friend, and -- no matter the trial's outcome -- will he ever know the truth? Stern's duty to defend his client and his belief in the power of the judicial system both face a final, terrible test in the courtroom, where the evidence and reality are sometimes worlds apart. Full of the deep insights into the spaces where the fragility of human nature and the justice system collide, Scott Turow's The Last Trial is a masterful legal thriller that unfolds in page-turning suspense -- and questions how we measure a life.

Furious Hours

Author : Casey Cep
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2020-09-29
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781101972052

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This "superbly written true-crime story" (Michael Lewis, The New York Times Book Review) masterfully brings together the tales of a serial killer in 1970s Alabama and of Harper Lee, the beloved author of To Kill a Mockingbird, who tried to write his story. Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members, but with the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative assassinated him at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell's murderer was acquitted--thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the reverend himself. Sitting in the audience during the vigilante's trial was Harper Lee, who spent a year in town reporting on the Maxwell case and many more trying to finish the book she called The Reverend. Cep brings this remarkable story to life, from the horrifying murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South, while offering a deeply moving portrait of one of our most revered writers.

Kafka's Last Trial

Author : Benjamin Balint
Publisher : Picador
Release : 2018-09-25
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781760782719

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Book Kafka's Last Trial Description/Summary:

'Fascinating and forensically scrupulous.' John Banville, Guardian When Franz Kafka died in 1924, his loyal champion Max Brod could not bring himself to fulfil his friend’s last instruction: to burn his remaining manuscripts. Instead, Brod devoted the rest of his life to editing, publishing and canonizing Kafka’s work. By betraying his friend’s last wish, Brod twice rescued his legacy – first from physical destruction, and then from obscurity. But that betrayal was also eventually to lead to an international legal battle: as a writer in German, should Kafka’s papers come to rest in Germany, where his three sisters died as victims of the Holocaust? Or, as a Jewish writer, should his work be considered as a cultural inheritance of Israel, a state that did not exist at the time of his death? Alongside an acutely observed portrait of Kafka, Benjamin Balint also traces the journey of the manuscripts Brod had rescued when he fled from Prague to Palestine in 1939 and offers a gripping account of the Israeli court case that determined their fate. He tells of a wrenching escape from the Nazi invaders of Czechoslovakia; of a love affair between exiles stranded in Tel Aviv; and of two countries whose national obsessions with the past eventually faced off in the courts. For fans of Philippe Sands' East West Street, in Kafka’s Last Trial Benjamin Balint invites us to consider Kafka’s remarkable legacy and to question whether that legacy belongs by right to the country of his language, that of his birth, or that of his cultural affinities – but also whether any nation state can lay claim to ownership of a writer’s work at all.

The Last Trial of T. Boone Pickens

Author : Chrysta Castañeda,Loren C. Steffy
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Release : 2020-04-27
Category : Law
ISBN : 9781734082210

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Book The Last Trial of T. Boone Pickens Description/Summary:

T. Boone Pickens, legendary Texas oilman and infamous corporate raider from the 1980s, climbed the steps of the Reeves County courthouse in Pecos, Texas in early November 2016. He entered the solitary courtroom and settled into the witness stand for two days of testimony in what would be the final trial of his life. Pickens, who was 88 by then, had made and lost billions over his long career, but he’d come to Pecos seeking justice from several other oil companies. He claimed they cut him out of what became the biggest oil play he’d ever invested in—in an oil-rich section of far West Texas that was primed for an unprecedented boom. After years of dealing with the media, shareholders and politicians, Pickens would need to win over a dozen West Texas jurors in one last battle. To lead his legal fight, he chose an unlikely advocate—Chrysta Castañeda, a Dallas solo practitioner who had only recently returned to the practice of law after a hiatus borne of disillusionment with big firms. Pickens was a hardline Republican, while Castañeda had run for public office as a Democrat. But they shared an unwavering determination to win and formed a friendship that spanned their differences in age, politics, and gender. In a town where frontier justice was once meted out by Judge Roy Bean—“The Law West of the Pecos”—Pickens would gird for one final courtroom showdown. Sitting through trial every day, he was determined to prevail, even at the cost of his health. The Last Trial of T. Boone Pickens is a high-stakes courtroom drama told through the eyes of Castañeda. It’s the story of an American business legend still fighting in the twilight of his long career, and the lawyer determined to help him make one final stand for justice.

Presumed Innocent

Author : Scott Turow
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 1987
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0374237131

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Book Presumed Innocent Description/Summary:

Rusty Sabich, a prosecuting attorney investigating the murder of Carolyn Polhemus, his former lover and a prominent member of his boss's staff, finds himself accused of the crime

The Last Duel

Author : Eric Jager
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
Category : History
ISBN : 9780767914178

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Book The Last Duel Description/Summary:

Presents a case of scandal, crime, and justice in medieval France, where a Norman knight returns from Scotland and finds his wife accusing an old friend and fellow courtier of raping her, leading to a battle to the death.

The Last Trial

Author : Scott Turow
Publisher : Pan
Release : 2021-01-21
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 152903910X

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Book The Last Trial Description/Summary:

Sandy Stern takes on his last trial in this scintillating courtroom thriller.

The Laws of our Fathers

Author : Scott Turow
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2010-06-11
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1429984708

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Book The Laws of our Fathers Description/Summary:

A drive-by shooting of an aging white woman at a gang-plagued Kindle County housing project sets in motion Scott Turow's intensely absorbing novel. With its riveting suspense and idelibly drawn characters, The Laws of our Fathers shows why Turow is not only the master of the modern legal thriller but also one of America's most engaging and satisfying novelists.

Summary & Analysis of Furious Hours

Author : ZIP Reads
Publisher : ZIP Reads
Release : 101-01-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Book Summary & Analysis of Furious Hours Description/Summary:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2ZGDPWI In a sense, Casey Cep has volunteered to take on the gargantuan task of finishing Harper Lee’s final unpublished true crime pursuit—and done it well. Cep has extricated the marrow of the last work of Lee, never once assuming herself an equal to America’s most beloved literary giant. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - Detailed recap of the life and murders of Willie Maxwell - A play-by-play of the trial of the man who murdered Willie Maxwell, and the lawyer who got him off. - The story of how Harper Lee became obsessed with the case, and how she spent the remainder of her life trying to finish a book about it - Editorial Review - Background on Case Cep About the Original Book: Furious Hours follows the thrilling story of a serial murderer, the man who killed him in cold blood, and the great American writer who devoted years of her life to getting to the bottom of the fascinating tale. An enlightening exploration unveils the hidden lives of three individuals who were inextricably linked by their choices and vices. What might have been had the Reverend not been wrenched from the world by three bullets to the head? Or, if Harper Lee’s unfinished story had emerged as her next masterpiece? DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Furious Hours. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2ZGDPWI to purchase a copy of the original book.

Testimony

Author : Scott Turow
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2017-05-16
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781455553525

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Book Testimony Description/Summary:

Scott Turow, #1 New York Times bestselling author and "one of the major writers in America" (NPR), returns with a page-turning legal thriller about an American prosecutor's investigation of a refugee camp's mystifying disappearance. At the age of fifty, former prosecutor Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his law career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country. Still, when he is tapped by the International Criminal Court--an organization charged with prosecuting crimes against humanity--he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career. Over ten years ago, in the apocalyptic chaos following the Bosnian war, an entire Roma refugee camp vanished. Now for the first time, a witness has stepped forward: Ferko Rincic claims that armed men marched the camp's Gypsy residents to a cave in the middle of the night--and then with a hand grenade set off an avalanche, burying 400 people alive. Only Ferko survived. Boom's task is to examine Ferko's claims and determinine who might have massacred the Roma. His investigation takes him from the International Criminal Court's base in Holland to the cities and villages of Bosnia and secret meetings in Washington, DC, as Boom sorts through a host of suspects, ranging from Serb paramilitaries, to organized crime gangs, to the US government itself, while also maneuvering among the alliances and treacheries of those connected to the case: Layton Merriwell, a disgraced US major general desperate to salvage his reputation; Sergeant Major Atilla Doby,a vital cog in American military operations near the camp at the time of the Roma's disappearance; Laza Kajevic, the brutal former leader of the Bosnian Serbs; Esma Czarni, Ferko's alluring barrister; and of course, Ferko himself, on whose testimony the entire case rests-and who may know more than he's telling. A master of the legal thriller, Scott Turow has returned with his most irresistibly confounding and satisfying novel yet.

Witness to a Trial

Author : John Grisham
Publisher : Doubleday
Release : 2016-09-27
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780385542579

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Book Witness to a Trial Description/Summary:

A startling and original courtroom drama from New York Times #1 Bestseller John Grisham that is the prequel to his newest legal thriller, THE WHISTLER A judge’s first murder trial. A defense attorney in over his head. A prosecutor out for blood and glory. The accused, who is possibly innocent. And the killer, who may have just committed the perfect crime.

The Burden of Proof

Author : Scott Turow,David Gelsanliter
Publisher : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Release : 1990-06-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780374117344

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Book The Burden of Proof Description/Summary:

While struggling to cope with the suicide of his beloved wife, Clara, attorney Alejandro "Sandy" Stern defends his brother-in-law, Dixon Hartnack, a wily financial wizard under investigation by a federal grand jury

Trial

Author : Clifford Irving
Publisher : cliffordirving.com
Release : 2015-12-11
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Book Trial Description/Summary:

A Literary Guild selection, a New York Times best-seller, and a 4 ½ star favorite with Kindle readers, one of whom called it “the gold standard for courtroom thrillers.” The movie starred Beverly D'Angelo, Peter Strauss, Ned Beatty, and Jill Clayburgh as "Judge Lou Parker." "The courtroom scenes are breathtaking ... gripping suspense ... riveting!" -- Publishers Weekly An adventure into the real world of criminal law, as well as a moving love story, this powerful novel deals with murder, the perils of a two- career marriage, and the morality of justice, Twisting and relentless, TRIAL follows Texas lawyer Warren Blackburn as he defends two accused murderers in separate cases. Johnnie Faye Boudreau, a former beauty queen and now owner of a topless nightclub, has shot her multimillionaire lover - she claims - in self-defense. Hector Quintana, is a homeless illegal alien accused of killing a man for his wallet. Without warning, the two cases merge and become one; Warren Blackburn's career, marriage, and physical safety are suddenly threatened. "Don't begin this book at bedtime or you'll be up all night ... TRIAL is like a birchbark canoe or a seven-layer cake. You can go crazy trying to figure out how it's made, and it's made by a master." -- Caroline See, Los Angeles Times "The novel of the year. A lively plot ... fun, fast-paced, and solidly researched." -- The New York Times

The Last Witch Trial

Author : Siddharth Nirwan
Publisher : Notion Press
Release : 2016-06-06
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9789386009302

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Book The Last Witch Trial Description/Summary:

In the cold winter of 1916, a young angelic woman is accused of being a witch and executed publicly after subjecting to a fabricated trial in a small town. A century later, series of uncanny and brutal murders are harrowing the town. Few witnesses evince her return, who is back to avenge the savagery done on her. A young postgraduate visits the town to meet his frail uncle and finds himself collared in the midst of the haunting. A letter reveals the dark history behind the 1916 ‘witch trial’ that links the nefarious act to his ancestry and leave him aghast. He, with the aid of an occult science expert, must fathom the chiller to endure and salvage the town from perdition before it’s too late. Based on the backdrop of innumerable witch trials that have resulted in the homicide of thousands of falsely accused women across the globe, The Last Witch Trial is a mystic thriller, which disbands the frontier between science and supernatural, explicit and occult and ruthlessly exposes the social evil of witch hunting that is still rampant in India and other parts of the world.

The Trial of Fallen Angels

Author : James P. Kimmel
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780425261675

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Book The Trial of Fallen Angels Description/Summary:

Discovering that she has become a ghost trapped between worlds, young attorney and mother Brek Cuttler is selected to join an elite group of Final Judgment lawyers who prosecute and defend souls, a calling that leads to revelations about her death. Original. 100,000 first printing.

The Trial

Author : Robert Whitlow
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2006-05-28
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781418512491

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Book The Trial Description/Summary:

A lawyer ready to die takes one final case...the trial of his life. Attorney Kent "Mac" MacClain has nothing left to live for. Nine years after the horrific accident that claimed the life of his wife and two sons, he's finally given up. His empty house is a mirror for his empty soul, it seems suicide is his only escape. And then the phone rings. Angela Hightower, the beautiful heiress and daughter of the most powerful man in Dennison Springs, has been found dead at the bottom of a ravine. The accused killer, Peter Thomason, needs a lawyer. But Mac has come up against the Hightowers and their ruthless, high-powered lawyers before -- an encounter that left his practice and reputation reeling. The evidence pointing to Thomason's guilt seems insurmountable. Is Mac defending an ingenious psychopath, or has Thomason been framed--possibly by a member of the victim's family? It comes down to one last trial. For Thomason, the opponent is the electric chair. For Mac, it is his own tormented past--a foe that will prove every bit as deadly.

The Trial of Lizzie Borden

Author : Cara Robertson
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2020-03-10
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9781501168390

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Book The Trial of Lizzie Borden Description/Summary:

In Cara Robertson’s “enthralling new book,” The Trial of Lizzie Borden, “the reader is to serve as judge and jury” (The New York Times). Based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence, this true crime and legal history is the “definitive account to date of one of America’s most notorious and enduring murder mysteries” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple’s younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into international news and her murder trial into a spectacle unparalleled in American history. Reporters flocked to the scene. Well-known columnists took up conspicuous seats in the courtroom. The defendant was relentlessly scrutinized for signs of guilt or innocence. Everyone—rich and poor, suffragists and social conservatives, legal scholars and laypeople—had an opinion about Lizzie Borden’s guilt or innocence. Was she a cold-blooded murderess or an unjustly persecuted lady? Did she or didn’t she? An essential piece of American mythology, the popular fascination with the Borden murders has endured for more than one hundred years. Told and retold in every conceivable genre, the murders have secured a place in the American pantheon of mythic horror. In contrast, “Cara Robertson presents the story with the thoroughness one expects from an attorney…Fans of crime novels will love it” (Kirkus Reviews). Based on transcripts of the Borden legal proceedings, contemporary newspaper accounts, unpublished local accounts, and recently unearthed letters from Lizzie herself, The Trial of Lizzie Borden is “a fast-paced, page-turning read” (Booklist, starred review) that offers a window into America in the Gilded Age. This “remarkable” (Bustle) book “should be at the top of your reading list” (PopSugar).