An American courtroom drama in which the defendant's claim of
self-defence is slowly undermined and the truth is gradually
revealed. The defence attorney is faced with an inescapable dilemma
of ethics and emotion, as the secrets of his own life become
intertwined with the murder trial itself.
"The pleasure of reading a book as mesmeric as this... defies the desire to pick a single hole" Daily Telegraph "Entirely absorbing... a brain-draining puzzle and great entertainment" Cosmopolitan
Richard North Patterson has written a number of novels including the international bestsellers, Degree of Guilt, Eyes of a Child, The Final Judgement, Silent Witness, No Safe Place, Dark Lady and Protect and Defend. His novels have won the Edgar Allan Poe Award and the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere. He and his wife, Laurie, live with their family in San Francisco and on Martha's Vineyard.