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by Kenneth L. Levinson
Description: A civil lawsuit turns decidedly uncivil when Daniel T. Scadman, the meanest lawyer in Colorado, is murdered during a pre-trial deposition at the office of Denver lawyer, Adam Larsen. As Scadman's successor moves the case toward trial Larsen's client, Josie Ballantine, who also happens to be his girlfriend, abruptly fires Larsen, placing her faith--and apparently much more--into the eager hands of her young insurance lawyer. After Larsen confronts a corrupt court reporter, someone tries to frame him for her murder. Before the fog clears, Larsen receives a desperate plea from Josie. A secret from her past has emerged, turning the Quinlan real estate trial into a disaster. Ready or not, Larsen must act.
eBook Publisher: Uncial Press, 2007
eBookwise Release Date: January 2007
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [330 KB]
Reading time: 209-292 min.
"Murder most foul, but it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy! Nobody liked the victim. In fact, they hated him. Practically everybody had a reason to kill him. But which one did it? ... a modern murder mystery done in the traditional style, a true 'whodunit' of Agatha Christie proportions. This is a novel that does more than entice one to try and figure out who did it, even before the hero does; it practically demands it!"--Rob Shelsky, NovelSpot
"There will be no further proceedings today," I announced grimly. "Mr. Scadman is dead."
Byron Richardson peered at me over his eyeglasses. "Is this some kind of sick joke?"
"I don't joke about things like this," I assured him as I reached for the telephone on one of the end tables. "Scadman may have won his share of cases during his lifetime, but it looks like he's lost his final argument."
The court reporter dropped her diet Pepsi on the carpet. "Wh-what happened to him?"
I watched helplessly as the caramel colored liquid soaked into the carpet. "He's been murdered."