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- Kurzbeschreibung<p><strong>WINNER OF THE HARPER LEE PRIZE FOR LEGAL FICTION</strong></p><p><strong><em>Wall Street Journal </em>BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR</strong></p><p><strong>LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEY&8217;S WOMEN&8217;S PRIZE FOR FICTION</strong></p><p>From Attica Locke, a writer and producer of FOX&8217;s <em>Empire</em>, this sophisticated thriller sees lawyer Jay Porter&8212;hero of her bestseller Black Water Rising&8212;return to fight one last case, only to become embroiled in a dangerous game of shadowy politics and a witness to how far those in power are willing to go to win.</p><p>Fifteen years after his career-defining case against Cole Oil, Jay Porter is broke and tired. That victory might have won the environmental lawyer fame, but thanks to a string of appeals, he hasn´t seen a dime. His latest case&8212;representing Pleasantville in the wake of a chemical fire&8212;is dragging on, shaking his confidence and raising doubts about him within this upwardly mobile black community on Houston´s north side. Though Jay still believes in doing what´s right, he is done fighting other people´s battles. Once he has his piece of the settlement, the single father is going to devote himself to what matters most&8212;his children.</p><p>His plans are abruptly derailed when a female campaign volunteer vanishes on the night of Houston´s mayoral election, throwing an already contentious campaign into chaos. The accused is none other than the nephew and campaign manager of one of the leading candidates&8212;a scion of a prominent Houston family headed by the formidable Sam Hathorne. Despite all the signs suggesting that his client is guilty&8212;and his own misgivings&8212;Jay can´t refuse when a man as wealthy and connected as Sam asks him to head up the defense. Not if he wants that new life with his kids. But he has to win.</p><p>Plunging into a shadowy world of ambitious enemies and treacherous allies armed with money, lies, and secrets, Jay reluctantly takes on his first murder trial&8212;a case that will put him and his client, and an entire political process, on trial.</p>
- AutorAttica Locke
- FormatGebundene Ausgabe
- Seiten432 Seiten
- Gewicht590 g
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