Sarah Newby, who left school at fifteen and become a teenage single parent on a council estate in Leeds, has worked her way up to begin a career as a criminal barrister. She then finds that her own son, Simon, is arrested and charged with a series of brutal rapes and murders around the city of York. The evidence against him appears so strong that his QC advises a guilty plea, whereupon Simon begs his mother to defend him instead. There is no ruling in law that says a mother can't defend her son and so Sarah feels morally ...

A Game of Proof 2004, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780786713417

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A Game of Proof 2004, Constable, London

ISBN-13: 9781841197791

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