High-stakes politics and the rivalry between two powerful women in the trial of the century. Legendary defense attorney Raquel Rematti represents a presidential candidate -- and former First Lady of an ISIS-assassinated President -- Senator Angelina Baldesteri in the most watched and explosive trial of the 21st Century. The Senator, a Democrat, sees it as a vendetta show trial orchestrated by the current Republican US President, his Republican Attorney General, and an ambitious Republican United States Attorney in Manhattan. At the trial, a year before the election, the Senator faces charges of election fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering; each of which could deem her unfit for office and all but remove her from the Presidential race. As the epic trial unfolds, Raquel is staggered by her client's naked ambition and the extent of the complex relationships the Senator keeps hidden in a mounting trail of lies.
The Eighteenth Green
By Hubbell, Webb
Who was Harold Spencer? All D.C. Lawyer Jack Patterson knew was that Spencer's dead body had been found on the 18th Green of Columbia Country Club, cancelling Jack's Saturday golf game. Who is Rachel Goodman? Her name has been plastered on the front page of every newspaper in the country for weeks, branded as a thief of confidential info vital to U.S. National Security and a spy for Israel. She is also the daughter of Jack's long-time friend and mentor, Ben Jennings. Despite the opposition, Jack feels compelled to defend Rachel. He goes to work against the government, the all-powerful military-industrial complex, most of the press and Congress, all of whom are convinced that Rachel is guilty and should receive the death penalty for her treason. Clovis Jones, Jack's friend, is the victim of a vicious attack.
By Grisham, John
#1 bestselling author John Grisham's The Reckoning is his most powerful, surprising, and suspenseful thriller yet.
"A murder mystery, a courtroom drama, a family saga ... The Reckoning is Grisham's argument that he's not just a boilerplate thriller writer. Most jurors will think the counselor has made his case." - USA Today
October 1946, Clanton, Mississippi
Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi's favorite son - a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, and committed a shocking crime. Pete's only statement about it - to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family - was: "I have nothing to say." He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave.
In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete's defense attorney tries desperately to save him.
Reminiscent of the finest tradition of Southern Gothic storytelling, The Reckoning would not be complete without Grisham's signature layers of legal suspense, and he delivers on every page.
We, the Jury
By Rotstein, Robert
Told from the perspective of over a dozen participants in a murder trial, We, the Jury examines how public perception can mask the ghastliest nightmares. On the day before his twenty-first wedding anniversary, David Sullinger buried an ax in his wife's skull. Now, eight jurors must retire to the deliberation room and decide whether David committed premeditated murder--or whether he was a battered spouse who killed his wife in self-defense.The path to justice is fraught with surprising pitfalls and confusing turns. An experienced, fair-minded judge mistakenly tells the jury that David is guilty and fears she's losing her mind. The bailiff, once a decorated street cop but now a pariah in the sheriff's department, must fend off the sexual advances of an amoral juror.
By Patterson, James
Instant #1 New York Times bestseller! A young attorney tries her first case . . . and it's Murder One in a legal thriller from the world's #1 bestselling writer.
In the new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Mary DiNunzio's ruthless nemesis Nick Machiavelli is back...with a vengeance.
When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination -- claiming that they were not hired because they were men -- Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case.
The plaintiffs' lawyer is Nick Machiavelli, who has already lost to Mary once and is now back with a vengeance -- determined not to not only win, but destroy the firm. It soon becomes clear that Machiavelli will do anything in his power to achieve his end ... even after the case turns deadly. The stakes have never been higher for Mary and her associates as they try to keep Machiavelli at bay, solve a murder, and save the law firm they love ... or they could lose everything they've worked for. Told with Scottoline's trademark gift for twists, turns, heart, and humanity, this latest thriller asks the question: Is it better to be loved, or feared...
Feared, the sixth entry in the acclaimed Rosato & DiNunzio series, expertly explores what happens when we are tempted to give in to our own inner darkness.
Praise for the Rosato & DiNunzio series:
"Fast paced, heart-tugging...readers will enjoy seeing how it all plays out." -- Publishers Weekly on Exposed
"The final curtain will find you cheering, and Scottoline will have earned every hurrah." -- Kirkus (starred review) on Exposed
"[The Rosato and DiNunzio stories] are always her best works and this newest is the best of the best in this series." -- Huffington Post on Exposed