A Criminal Defense
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publication Date: 4/1/2017
Format: Audio & Kindle
Narrator: Peter Berkrot
My Rating: 4 Stars **Debut** Losing the trial of his life could mean losing everything. When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, was Mick’s close friend in law school, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death.
Mick’s played both sides of Philadelphia’s courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he’ll need every one of them to win.
But as the trial progresses, he’s disturbed by developments that confirm his deepest fears. This trial, one that already hits too close to home, may jeopardize his firm, his family—everything. Now Mick’s only way out is to mastermind the most brilliant defense he’s ever spun, one that will cross every legal and moral boundary.
Review to follow.
My favorite male narrator: Peter Berkrot!!!
"[In] Myers’ impressive debut… The gripping plot builds to an ending that’s a complete shocker."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
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About the Author
William L. Myers Jr. was born into a proud, working-class family in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He attended college at Clarion University and law school at the University of Pennsylvania. For the past thirty years, he has fought for his clients in state and federal courtrooms up and down the East Coast and has had the honor of arguing before the United States Supreme Court.
Bill lives with his wife, Lisa, in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.