The best defense

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With this extraordinary novel, Kate Wilhelm returns to the marvelous milieu of Death Qualified, bringing us a page-turning legal thriller of the finest caliber.After the harrowing events of Death Qualified, attorney Barbara Holloway isn't looking to take on any new courtroom cases - she's happy working from a booth in a cafe in one of Eugene's working-class neighborhoods.But when the sister of "Baby Killer" Kennerman asks for help, Barbara reluctantly looks into matters...and finds that incompetent lawyers and a smear campaign from the local right-wing press are going to allow a killer to go free.The deeper Barbara delves into the case, the more atrocities she finds - and the more she believes that the best defense may not be enough.A gripping, poignant, and masterful courtroom novel, The Best Defense is a major new work from one of America's most popular writers.
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Kate Wilhelm returns to the marvelous milieu of Death Qualified with this page-turning legal thriller.

The neighborhood in Eugene, Oregon, is blue-collar; the cafe holds only three tables and four booths. But it's the only place attorney Barbara Holloway feels both productive and peaceful. Laptop computer on the table, coffee refilled regularly by the cook, Barbara gets her work done and wants for nothing more—certainly not another explosive, emotionally devastating courtroom case.

Then a woman comes to Barbara with a case she cannot refuse. The sister of "Baby Killer" Kennerman tells a tale so terrifying that Barbara must act, even if she does so reluctantly. What she unearths is a corrupt conspiracy, complete with incompetent lawyers, that will allow a killer to go free. The deeper she delves, the more atrocities she finds. When she finds herself up against a smear campaign of unimaginable proportions, Barbara Holloway realizes that even the best defense may not be enough.

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