Inverarity (inverarity) wrote in bookish,
Inverarity
inverarity
bookish

The Verdict, by Nick Stone

A Grisham-style British legal thriller.




Pegasus Books, 2014, 512 pages



When Terry Flynt gets the chance to defend a millionaire accused of murder, he knows the case could make his career - but the accused man is Flynt's greatest enemy. Can he defend a man who ruined his life?

Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk desperately trying to get promoted when he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, is not only someone he knows but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him?

With the trial date looming, Terry delves deeper into Vernon's life and is forced to confront secrets from their shared past that could have devastating consequences for them both. For years, he has wanted to witness Vernon's downfall, but with so much at stake, how can Terry be sure he is guilty? And what choices must he make to ensure that justice is done?


Defending your douchebag ex-friend while hoping he goes down.




My complete list of book reviews.
Tags: author: s, genre: thriller, review
Subscribe

  • Question

    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this. Sorry if it isn't. I've been waiting for a book to come out for EVER. Some of you may…

  • (no subject)

    Has anyone read Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac? I'm currently reading it, and loving it. I saw it in the library, and after reading the synopsis…

  • Holmesian shorts

    A recent review of The Hound of the Baskervilles got me thinking about the short stories. I think they may have been amongst my earliest forays into…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments