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Penguin Group USA, 2004 - Fiction - 353 pages
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A young attorney at one of the West Coast's leading, predominantly African-American law firms, Mercer Early is handed the seemingly routine case of an L.A. cop accused of shooting and killing his wife, a case complicated by two more police officers who kill their spouses, prompting an investigation that draws Mercer into a dangerous conspiracy. Reprint.

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Appearing in his second legal thriller (after The Last Defense), attorney Mercer Early, a rising star at a prestigious African American law firm, must defend a cop who has confessed to killing his wife. ... Read full review

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A gritty suspense novel by Lawyer Christopher Darden. Its set in LA and features lawyer Mercer Early, who starts out defending a LAPD cop who is charged with killing his live in partner. The cop is ... Read full review

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Darden won international recognition as an assistant prosecutor on the O.J. Simpson criminal trial.

Lochte is a former book columnist for the Los Angeles Times, he is a drama critic for Los Angeles Magazine. He lives in Southern California with his wife, son, and a seventy-five-pound Bouvier with the body of a bear and the soul of a poet.

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