Capitol Offense

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Ballantine Books, 2010 - Fiction - 360 pages
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Insane with grief, Professor Dennis Thomas blames Detective Christopher Sentz for the death of his wife and wants to kill him. In fact, Thomas shares his revenge plans with Ben Kincaid. Then someone fires seven bullets into the police officer. Against all advice and going on instinct, Kincaid decides to represent the troubled professor, who faces a charge of capital murder. Meanwhile, Kincaid’s personal private detective, Loving, starts prying loose pieces of a shocking secret. Working in the shadows of the law, Loving risks his life to construct an entirely new narrative about Detective Sentz, Joslyn Thomas, and madness in another guise: the kind that every citizen should fear and no one will recognize—until it is too late.

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User Review  - DBower - LibraryThing

This is the first of Mr Bernhardt's books that I read. Based on my interest in legal thrillers it was recommended that I read books in his Ben Kincaid series so I picked up Capitol Offense for my ... Read full review

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Ben Kincaid is back in the courtroom and is trying to decide whether or not to run for election to his U.S. Senate seat. Against everyone's advise (including his new bride's), he agrees to defend ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

William Bernhardt is the author of more than twenty novels, includingPrimary Justice, Murder One, Criminal Intent, Death Row, Capitol Murder, Capitol Threat, Capitol Conspiracy, andNemesis. He is one of fewer than a dozen recipients of the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award given “in recognition of an outstanding body of work in which we understand ourselves and American society at large.” He is also one of the country’s most popular writing instructors, teaching at various conferences throughout the year. A former trial attorney, Bernhardt has received several awards for his public service. He lives in Tulsa with his wife, Marcia, and their children.

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