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The Defense

by Dudley W. Buffa

Dynamite defense attorney Joseph Antonelli has never lost a case--or felt the sting of conscience for letting the guilty go free. "I can deceive anyone," he says, "and no one more quickly or more completely than myself." Now the man he most admires, the honorable Judge Rifkin, has asked him a favor: Defend a drug dealer accused of raping his twelve-year-old stepdaughter. Yet in D. W. Buffa's The Defense, Antonelli's acceptance of the case sets in motion an explosive chain of corruption, betrayal, and murder that will leave no one unscathed. . . .

The Defense: A Novel

by Steve Cavanagh

"If you're a fan of John Grisham, Scott Turow, and Brad Meltzer, then you will be a fan of Steve Cavanagh's The Defense." --Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Radiant AngelEddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turns out the two aren't that different.Former con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn gave up the law a year ago after a disastrous case, and he vowed never to step foot in a courtroom again. But now he doesn't have a choice. The head of the Russian mob in New York City, on trial for murder, has kidnapped Eddie's ten-year-old daughter: Eddie has to take this case whether he likes it or not.Using his razor-sharp wit and every con, bluff, grift, and trick in the book, Eddie has only forty-eight hours to defend an impossible murder trial. And if he loses this case, he loses everything.

Defense Breach

by Don Pendleton

All bets are offA group of insiders has stolen a top-secret code that could compromise the entire U. S. defense system. Mack Bolan is called upon to track the security breach, only to discover he's too late. With half of the code now in the possession of a radical terrorist group, the stakes have suddenly been raised and U. S. aircraft carriers are sitting ducks in the Persian Gulf. The terrorists have joined forces with a Las Vegas crime family, and Bolan must infiltrate the Mob to stop the final transaction. As the Middle East edges closer to war, the Executioner has no choice but to unleash a battle of his own.

Defense for the Devil

by Kate Wilhelm

Legal thriller.

The Defense (Joseph Antonelli Book #1)

by D. W. Buffa

It was a one-way ticket out of his self-imposed isolation and into the courtroom on the right side of justice. It was a favor for his old friend Judge Horace Woolner. It was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to serve as special prosecutor in a case against a man sworn to uphold the law, Marshall Goodwin, the chief deputy district attorney accused of having his former wife murdered. It was an opportunity Joseph Antonelli couldn't walk away from. But Antonelli is walking into more than he bargained for. The Goodwin case renews his appetite for the practice of law, and although Antonelli is determined to remain on the side of justice, there are many shades between right and wrong. And Antonelli may be over his head when Russell Gray, an urbane, worldly, and wealthy man from a prominent Portland family, is found murdered in his living room. Horace Woolner's wife stands accused of the crime. With justice and love on the line, the stakes couldn't be higher. In this stunning look at our legal system and our hearts, D. W. Buffa delivers on the promise of The Defense and takes us into the dark recesses of our courtrooms and our souls, where there are no easy answers.

Defenseless

by Celeste Marsella

In this stunning debut thriller, four young female assistant attorneys general find themselves at the scene of a heinous crime and must use all their smarts, savvy, and loyalty to stop a killer from taking one of their own. Original.

Defensive Wounds

by Lisa Black

In this fourth novel in Lisa Black's captivating suspense series, forensic investigator Theresa MacLean finds herself embroiled in a case in which everyone has a motive and everyone is a suspect-especially when high-powered defense attorneys start turning up dead. When Marie Corrigan, a Cleveland defense attorney with a history of falsifying evidence and no shortage of enemies, is found dead in the presidential suite at the Ritz-Carlton, most people would agree that she had it coming. Forensic investigator Theresa MacLean is summoned to the crime scene by her daughter, Rachel, who is working the front desk. But even before Theresa enters the room, she knows that she's walking into a forensic nightmare-for crime scenes at hotels, even the most luxurious, are teeming with trace evidence that has been left behind by innumerable guests and may or may not be related to the murder. But what Theresa finds is even worse than she imagined. Given the positioning of Marie's body, everyone assumes the same thing-that it's a lovers' tryst turned lethal. But large questions remain: How did the killer gain access to the room without anyone's knowledge? And has the scene been staged for their benefit? The little evidence Theresa has is conflicting at best. What's more, a legal convention at the hotel provides an endless list of suspects-and potential victims. When two more bodies show up in quick succession, each in a similar state, Theresa's investigation takes on a whole new urgency as she fears they may have a serial killer on their hands-a serial killer with a vendetta. But as she searches for the threads that tie the cases together, Theresa begins to suspect that she and her daughter are closer to danger than they realize. And a mother will stop at nothing to protect the life of her child.

Defiance

by Carole Maso

Bernadette O'Brien: child prodigyprofessor of physics at Harvardsentenced to die in the electric chair for the shocking murder of two male students. In her journal--her "death book" as she calls it--Bernadette takes a dark look back at the unfolding events that led to the extraordinary crime for which she stood trial. Defiance pulls us into the world of a lonely, defiant, brilliant woman--a misfit child, a girl-genius who left the working class, Irish Catholic world of Fall River, Massachusetts--a stone's throw away from Cambridge--who entered the halls of academic privilege at the age of 12, and stayed to rise within its ranks. In the incandescent, erotically charged prose for which she is known, Maso probes the depths of a female psyche--inextricably embedded in a uniquely American matrix of sexuality, violence, and the clash of class difference--as no writer before her has done.

Defiance of Eagles

by William W. Johnstone J. A. Johnstone

The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyFalcon MacCallister is heir to a proud Scottish tradition, a man who has built a legend of courage on the wild American frontier. In this all-new novel from William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone, Falcon meets his opposite: an outlaw who has forged a legend of evil. Even The Battleground--By Defying The OddsBoyd Ackerman is no ordinary criminal. Trained by the U.S. Army, commanding his band of killers with military efficiency, Ackerman has outsmarted and outfought every lawman who has tried to stop him. But he's never faced a MacCallister before. . . Falcon MacCallister wasn't looking for a fight. Then Ackerman's Raiders kill his niece's husband--and take the young woman hostage. Falcon and his brothers ride into action. With three transplanted sons of the Scottish Highlands attacking an army of steely-eyed, battle-hardened killers, a small Montana town will bear witness to the bloodiest and most hellish gun battle in the history of the frontier. . .

Defiance of Eagles

by William W. J. A. Johnstone

The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyFalcon MacCallister is heir to a proud Scottish tradition, a man who has built a legend of courage on the wild American frontier. In this all-new novel from William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone, Falcon meets his opposite: an outlaw who has forged a legend of evil. Even The Battleground--By Defying The OddsBoyd Ackerman is no ordinary criminal. Trained by the U. S. Army, commanding his band of killers with military efficiency, Ackerman has outsmarted and outfought every lawman who has tried to stop him. But he's never faced a MacCallister before. . . Falcon MacCallister wasn't looking for a fight. Then Ackerman's Raiders kill his niece's husband--and take the young woman hostage. Falcon and his brothers ride into action. With three transplanted sons of the Scottish Highlands attacking an army of steely-eyed, battle-hardened killers, a small Montana town will bear witness to the bloodiest and most hellish gun battle in the history of the frontier. . .

Defiance (Strange Angels #4)

by Lili St. Crow

Now that sixteen-year-old Dru's worst fears have come true and Sergej has kidnapped her best friend Graves, she'll have to go on a suicidal rescue mission to bring him back in one piece. That is, if she can put all of Christophe's training to good use, defeat her mother's traitor, Anna, once and for all, and manage to survive another day.

Deficiency

by Andrew Neiderman

In the rugged mountains of upstate New York, a predator unlike any other is stalking and seducing his prey. Endowed with abilities and instincts far more advanced than any man, he is guided only by the desire to survive, and to feed. Dr. Terri Barnard knows something is wrong. Young women are being found abandoned, barely alive -- only to then die from diseases so rare that they should be an impossibility. In each case, the victims are completely devoid of a single vital nutrient, as if they were literally stolen from their bodies. For while the killer appears as a model of physical perfection, his mind and body are tortured by the truth. With no identity and no past, all he knows is that he needs. He is a monstrous miracle of modern science set loose upon the world, and with him comes a hunger that will never be sated. . . . THE LESS YOU HAVE, THE MORE YOU WANT.

Deficit Ending (Deb Ralston series, No.6)

by Lee Martin

Fort Worth Police Detective Deb Ralston is less than enthusiastic about returning to work at the end of her maternity leave, but she's suddenly catapulted back on the job a few days early. With baby Cameron on her hip, Deb is standing in line at her bank when two men with sawed-off shotguns stage a holdup. To get away, they take a hostage. Deb, who will never forget the look in that young teller's eyes, knows that statistics on the live return of hostages aren't very good. So she hands the baby over to her husband and sets out to gather evidence, bit by bit, piece by piece. But then she gets a phone call in the night. The teller's body has been found. Juggling her baby and her badge, Deb uses every ounce of her training, her experience, and her instinct to track down the most murderous bunch of bank robbers since Bonnie and Clyde. Once again sleuth Deb Ralston delivers.

Definitely Dead (Southern Vampire Mysteries #6)

by Charlaine Harris

As a person with so few living relatives, Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse really hated to lose one. But she never guessed that it would be her cousin Hadley--a consort of the Vampire Queen of New Orleans. After all, technically speaking, Hadley was already dead. And now, as unexpected heir to Hadley's estate, Sookie discovers the inheritance definitely comes with a risk. Someone doesn't want Sookie looking too deeply into Hadley's past--or for that matter, Hadley's possessions. And they're prepared to do anything in their power to stop her. But who? The range of suspects runs from the Rogue Weres who reject Sookie as a friend of the Pack to the Vampire Queen herself, who could be working through a particularly vulnerable subject--Sookie's first love, Bill. Whoever it is, they're definitely dangerous--and Sookie's life is definitely on the line...

Defriended

by Ruth Baron

A friend request from beyond the grave . . . Jason has met the perfect girl. OK, so maybe he hasn't actually MET Lacey yet, but they talk online all the time. Yet despite spending most nights chatting, Lacey refuses to meet up in person. Suspicious, Jason starts googling, and his cyberstalking leads to a shocking discovery: According to multiple newspapers, Lacey died a year earlier. Soon, Jason finds himself enmeshed in a disturbing mystery. Has he found a way to iChat with the dead? Or is someone playing a dangerous trick? Either way, Jason has to discover the truth before it's too late. You can't put up away messages from beyond the grave. . . .

Degree of Guilt (Christopher Paget #2)

by Richard North Patterson

A claim of attempted rape. A talepathology. These are the elements of Degree of Guilt, Richard North Patterson's stunning courtroom novel. Christopher Paget is a trial lawyer with a famous past: as a young investigator in Washington, he unearthed a scandal that brought ruin to a President--and an abrupt end to Paget's affair with Mary Carelli. Now, fifteen years later, they are estranged. Carelli is a well-known television journalist based in New York; Paget lives quietly in San Francisco, raising their teenage son and preserving what privacy he can. Until a charge of murder changes everything. The victim is America's most eminent novelist, Mark Ransom. The accused is Mary Carelli. Her defense is attempted rape. The man she chooses to defend her is Christopher Paget. Carelli does not deny that she killed Ransom, but a fateful question remains to be answered: Was it self-defense or was it murder? In preparation for a trial, Paget sets out to establish that Mark Ransom was the twisted man Carelli claims he was. With the help of an associate, Teresa Peralta, Paget uncovers compelling evidence that presents a complex and disturbing picture of Ransom as a sexual predator. But this evidence may not be admissible in court. And there are other unsettling surprises: a secret in Carelli's past that provides her with a powerful motive for murder; facts that suggest she has been lying; a woman prosecutor who firmly believes that Carelli is using the issue of rape to conceal murder; and an enigmatic judge who may very well have an agenda of her own. With the odds against Carelli's acquittal quickly rising, Christopher Paget is faced with a risky legal decision that leads to an explosive convergence of public trial and private conflict--a decision that threatens not only Mary Carelli's future, but his own, and their son's, as well. From first to last, Degree of Guilt holds us galvanized by its masterful storytelling, its complexity of motive and feeling, its vivid depiction of men and women under pressure, and its brilliant delineation of even the most subtle courtroom dynamics. It is an electrifying story of a search for legal and emotional truth. It is the ultimate courtroom drama.

Degree of Risk

by Lindsay Mckenna

A couple's future is under fire in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lindsay McKenna's Shadow Warriors miniseries When her Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in Afghanistan, Army medevac pilot Sarah Benson does what she must to survive. Hiding by day and hiking through the mountains by night, Sarah manages to save a mother and daughter before being taken captive. Even then she fights. She has to get back to the base-and to the man she loves. Once Ethan Quinn learns that Sarah has survived the crash, he refuses to stop until he finds her, though the battle-hardened Navy SEAL knows the odds are against him. For him, it's more than a matter of courage-it's their future he is fighting for.

Degrees of Darkness

by Winter Austin

A world of dangerous secrets stand between Dallas homicide detective Remy LeBeau and professional barrel racer Cody Lewis as they explore a love that could last through the ages - or destroy everyone around them. Here is their story in one spine-tingling collection:Relentless: Battling his partner, his attraction to Cody, and the demons of his past, Remy LeBeau must take the ultimate risk to catch a serial killer. But it could cost him everything - including Cody's life.Retribution: The homicide of a Dallas criminal lawyer puts Remy on a collision course with a professional assassin from his past.Revenge: Remy disappears into the New Orleans alleys as he closes in on the nameless faces who have controlled his life for too long, but his quest to save himself and those closest to him puts Cody in grave danger.Reckoning: The honeymoon is over for Cody and Remy as Cody's darkest secret haunts her, threatening to destroy their marriage. Death will have a reckoning, and it could mean the end of everything they've loved.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

Degrees of Separation

by Sue Henry

Sue Henry's Jessie Arnold mysteries have been praised for both their beauty ("twice as vivid as Michener's natural Alaska"*) and their suspense ("the twists and turns keep you turning the pages"**). Now the champion sled-dog racer returns to the trail after a long hiatus. only to stumble upon something unexpected across her path. After months of recuperating from knee surgery, Jessie Arnold is eager to begin training for this year's Iditarod. With the loving care of Alaska state trooper Alex Jensen, her convalescence wasn't as painful as it could have been, but she and her dogs have a lot of work to do if they're going to qualify for the race. Jessie's first practice run goes smoothly until her sled hits a bump along the trail- a snow- and ice-shrouded dead body bearing a gunshot wound. The victim is Donny Thompson, the youngest son of a mechanic from the nearby town of Palmer. What Thompson was doing on a musher's trail without any evidence of a sled and dogs is anyone's guess. But what worries Alex and Jessie more is how close to their home the man was killed....

Degrees of Separation

by Sue Henry

After healing from knee surgery, Jessie Arnold can't wait to train for the Iditarod, but she and her dogs must work hard to qualify. Jessie's practice run goes smoothly until her sled hits a bump along the trail-a dead body. What the kid was doing on a musher's trail with no sled or dogs is anyone's guess. And in a chilling moment, Jessie realizes that the case hits close to home...

Deja Dead

by Kathy Reichs

The raves are in -- from Edgar-winning authors and internationally acclaimed forensic experts: Kathy Reichs and D&#233j&#224 Dead are something special. Rarely has a debut crime novel inspired such widespread excitement. A born storyteller, Dr. Kathy Reichs walks in the steps of her heroine, Dr. Temperance Brennan. She spends her days in the autopsy suite, the courtroom, the crime lab, with cops, and at exhumation sites. Often her long days turn into harrowing nights. It's June in Montreal, and Tempe, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of director of forensic anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab. This is homicide of the worst kind. To begin to find some answers, Tempe must first identify the victim. Who is this person with the reddish hair and a small bone structure?

Deja Dead

by Kathy Reichs

From the New York Times bestselling author of Speaking in Bones, the first Temperance Brennan novel in the "cleverly plotted and expertly maintained series" (The New York Times Book Review).Her life is devoted to justice--even for those she never knew. In the year since Temperance Brennan left behind a shaky marriage in North Carolina, work has often preempted her weekend plans to explore Quebec. When a female corpse is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in trash bags, Temperance detects an alarming pattern--and she plunges into a harrowing search for a killer. But her investigation is about to place those closest to her--her best friend and her own daughter--in mortal danger... "A genius at building suspense" (Daily News, New York), Kathy Reichs's Temperance Brennan books are ripe with intricate settings and memorable characters" (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). victim. Who is this person with the reddish hair and a small bone structure?

Deja Dead

by Kathy Reichs

The raves are in -- from Edgar-winning authors and internationally acclaimed forensic experts: Kathy Reichs and D&#233j&#224 Dead are something special. Rarely has a debut crime novel inspired such widespread excitement. A born storyteller, Dr. Kathy Reichs walks in the steps of her heroine, Dr. Temperance Brennan. She spends her days in the autopsy suite, the courtroom, the crime lab, with cops, and at exhumation sites. Often her long days turn into harrowing nights. It's June in Montreal, and Tempe, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of director of forensic anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab. This is homicide of the worst kind. To begin to find some answers, Tempe must first identify the victim. Who is this person with the reddish hair and a small bone structure?

Deja Dead (Temperance Brennan #1)

by Kathy Reichs

The raves are in -- from Edgar-winning authors and internationally acclaimed forensic experts: Kathy Reichs and Deja Dead are something special. Rarely has a debut crime novel inspired such widespread excitement. A born storyteller, Dr. Kathy Reichs walks in the steps of her heroine, Dr. Temperance Brennan. She spends her days in the autopsy suite, the courtroom, the crime lab, with cops, and at exhumation sites. Often her long days turn into harrowing nights. It's June in Montreal, and Tempe, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of director of forensic anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab. This is homicide of the worst kind. To begin to find some answers, Tempe must first identify the victim. Who is this person with the reddish hair and a small bone structure?

Deja Vu

by Suzetta Perkins

As the former mistress of a notorious crime boss, Angelica Barnes struggles to lead a normal life-- but it seems that every avenue she takes is filled with pain, mayhem, and danger. Angelica Barnes has been released from prison in Raleigh, North Carolina, having served a five-year sentence as an accomplice in the illegal activities of her ex-boyfriend, Robert Santiago. She's a convicted felon, and integrating back into society hasn't been easy--that is, until she accepts an offer she can't refuse and moves to New York City. But her hopeful dreams of a better future are shattered when she must fall back on her former life to make ends meet. Unbeknownst to Angelica, an old foe sits in the shadows, waiting to reel her back into his grasp. Unable to defend herself, Angelica becomes a prisoner of her past, but with the help of a friend, she executes a daring plan to escape her enemy forever. But will she ever really be free?

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