Contributor(s): Patterson, James (Author), Allen, Nancy (With)
ISBN: 1538713799 EAN: 9781538713792
US SRP: $9.99 US
Binding: Mass Market Paperbound: 368 pages
Pub Date: August 27, 2019
Annotation: A young attorney tries her first case . . . and it's Murder One in a legal thriller from the world's #1 bestselling writer.
Ruby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, is also fresh to the Mississippi Bar and to the docket of Circuit Judge Baylor, who taps Ruby as defense counsel in a racially charged felony.
The murder of a woman from one of the town's oldest families has Rosedale's upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby's inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. Ruby's client is a college football star who has returned home after a career ending injury, and she is determined to build a defense that will stick.
She finds help in unexpected quarters from Suzanne, a hard-charging attorney armed to the teeth, and Shorty, a diner cook who knows more than he lets on.
Ruby never belonged to the country club set, but once she nearly married into it. As news breaks of a second murder, Ruby's ex-fiancé, Lee Greene, shows up on her doorstep a Southern gentleman in need of a savior.
As lurid, intertwining investigations unfold, no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women impaneled on the jury. They may be hiding the most incendiary secret of all.
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