Samantha Brinkman #3
Crime Fiction, Legal
Thomas & Mercer
August 29, 2017
In the third installment of Marcia Clark's bestselling series, attorney Samantha Brinkman's investigation into a family's deadly secrets is compromised by a threat from her past. When the daughter of prominent civil litigator Graham Hutchins is found with her throat slashed, the woman's spurned ex-boyfriend seems the likely suspect. But only days later, the young man dies in what appears to be a suicide. Or was it? Now authorities are faced with a possible new crime. And their person of interest is Hutchins. After all, avenging the death of his daughter is the perfect reason to kill. If he's as innocent as he claims, only one lawyer has what it takes to prove it: his friend and colleague Samantha Brinkman. It's Sam's obligation to trust her new client. Yet the deeper she digs on his behalf, the more entangled she becomes in a thicket of family secrets, past betrayals, and multiple motives for murder. To win her case, she's prepared to bend any law and cross any boundary that stands in her way. Sam has always played by her own rules, and it's always worked...so far. But this case cuts so deep and so personal that one false move could cost her everything.
Sam has a problem client – or two. Two brothers in fact – nasty pieces of work, want her to find out why and who ensured that their brother, also her client, got put in the wrong jail section. and thus got killed by the presiding gang – their gang’s enemies. And they were getting nastier at each meeting.
In the meantime, Sam is trying to earn a living. And helping a family who were being systematically abused by the step-father. As was typical. Too much work and not enough time or resources or money.
This is an excellent series written by a lawyer so you know the legalities are pretty much accurate (for US law).
A must read series for fans of John Grisham in my opinion.