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Blood Defense
by Marcia Clark


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First in a new series from bestselling author and famed prosecutor Marcia Clark, a "terrific writer and storyteller" (James Patterson).

Samantha Brinkman, an ambitious, hard-charging Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, is struggling to make a name for herself and to drag her fledgling practice into the big leagues.  Read more...


 
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Overview

First in a new series from bestselling author and famed prosecutor Marcia Clark, a "terrific writer and storyteller" (James Patterson).

Samantha Brinkman, an ambitious, hard-charging Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, is struggling to make a name for herself and to drag her fledgling practice into the big leagues. Sam lands a high-profile double-murder case in which one of the victims is a beloved TV star--and the defendant is a decorated veteran LAPD detective. It promises to be exactly the kind of media sensation that would establish her as a heavy hitter in the world of criminal law.

Though Sam has doubts about his innocence, she and her two associates (her closest childhood friend and a brilliant ex-con) take the case. Notorious for living by her own rules--and fearlessly breaking everyone else's--Samantha pulls out all the stops in her quest to uncover evidence that will clear the detective. But when a shocking secret at the core of the case shatters her personal world, Sam realizes that not only has her client been playing her, he might be one of the most dangerous sociopaths she's ever encountered.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781503954007
  • ISBN-10: 1503954005
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
  • Publish Date: May 2016
  • Page Count: 397
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Legal
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-03-28
  • Reviewer: Staff

Former L.A. prosecutor Clark (The Competition) kicks off a promising new series with this top-notch whodunit leavened with gallows humor. LAPD Det. Dale Pearson turns to Samantha Brinkman, a gifted criminal defense attorney who’s struggling to make ends meet, when he’s charged with a sensational double homicide. Chloe Monahan, a near-superstar actress who overcame a drug addiction to resurrect her career, and her roommate, Paige Avner, were fatally stabbed in their apartment. The police originally believed that the burglar who hit the residence some months earlier was responsible, but they abandoned this idea when they learned that Pearson, who investigated the burglary, was dating Chloe—and was heard arguing with her shortly before her death. Samantha accepts the high-profile case, despite her skepticism that Pearson is being straight with her. Clark sprinkles jaw-dropping surprises throughout and impressively pulls off a shocker that lesser writers can only envy. Agent: Dan Conaway, Writers House. (May)

 
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