A heart-stopping story of a murderous conspiracy at the heart of the most powerful American legal system - the Supreme Court - and one man's desperate fight for justice. Rufus Harms, to the casual onlooker, is a loser and a nobody. He has been in prison for 25 years for the brutal killing of a young girl. But a letter, smuggled to him by his ...Read MoreA heart-stopping story of a murderous conspiracy at the heart of the most powerful American legal system - the Supreme Court - and one man's desperate fight for justice. Rufus Harms, to the casual onlooker, is a loser and a nobody. He has been in prison for 25 years for the brutal killing of a young girl. But a letter, smuggled to him by his brother, reveals the thread of a massive miscarriage of justice which threatens to unravel the fabric of the highest legal establishment in the country - the Supreme Court - and reveal the horror of corruption and murderous self interest at its core. One man, down-at-heel lawyer John Fiske, as spiky as he is sharply intelligent, is determined to uncover the truth when his brother, a high-flying Supreme Court clerk, is brutally and seemingly randomly murdered. It is when Harms escapes from prison and John Fiske makes a chilling connection that they realise the enemy is buried deep within the American system of Justice and is completely ruthless when protecting the truth...Read Less
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Very good in very good dust jacket. : Fine Hardcover book. Book condition would be classified as "Like New" except that dust jacket's front edges have slight outward bend and lower edge of back cover shows very slight shelf wear. Book does not appear... Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 470 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Audience: General/trade.
Very Good. 0446523321 Signed 1st edition, 1st printing, Time/Warner hardcover w/ DJ, 1998. Book is VG+, w/ clean text, tight binding. DJ is VG+, w/ light edge/shelf wear. Signed & inscribed by author on title page (it was a honeymoon gift). Free delivery confirmation.
Fine in fine dust jacket. This true first edition has no marks, writing or bent pages. Unclipped jacket also fine. Tight and unread-a collector's dream. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 470 p. Audience: General/trade.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 8vo; 470 pages. 0446523321. A sharp First Edition/First Printing in Near Fine condition with light soiling to bottom edge and cocked spine in alike dust-jacket with minor edgewear;
This one seemed to start out slowly for me, but it kept drawing me in until I was really absorbed by the story and the different twists. Definitely ended up enjoying it! Obviously a page-turner!
Apr 3, 2007
Truth is not so simple!
I have loved all of Baldacci's work since I first read The Christmas Train years ago. His ability to skillfully sustain and then intertwine multiple plots is incredible. If you like Baldacci's typcial thriller type mysteries and you find yourself cheering for the underdog, you are sure to find this to be a great read.
Apr 3, 2007
Another Baldacci winner
Of the several Baldacci novels I have read so far this one really stands out for me as the best of the lot. Of course, I have yet to read the rest - one at a time - until I have reached that goal !!
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