A Cure for Night

A Cure for Night

eBook - 2008
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A Washington Post Best Book of the Year

Edgar Nominee-
Best First Novel

Joel Deveraux is a rising star at a white-shoe law firm in Manhattan. But after a drug-related scandal costs him his job and nearly his law license, he slides down the corporate ladder to the Booklyn Defenders office. He arrives just in time for a high profile murder case, where he is assigned to work with the tough and savvy Myra Goldstein. With pressure from their boss and interest from the tabloids, they take on the defense of a black pot dealer from the projects who is charged with the murder of a white college student. Joel quickly learns that urban criminal law is a form of combat where the best story wins-but who's telling the truth and who's lying are matters of life and death.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2008.
ISBN: 9780385528443
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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ChristchurchLib Oct 14, 2013

"Once an associate at a prestigious law firm, Joel Deveraux landed at the Brooklyn Public Defender's Office after his drug use led to the suspension of his law license. He's been asked to help fellow lawyer Myra Goldstein on a case involving a black drug dealer, Lorenzo Tate, who's accused of killing a white college kid. Lorenzo claims he's innocent (and in fact had nothing to gain from killing his client), and the case is all over the news. But as Myra and Joel dig in, they realise that small inconsistencies are piling up. Grab this one if you like Scott Turow's thought-provoking legal thrillers." Thrillers and Suspense October 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=688170

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