Half-Moon and Empty Stars

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Pocket Books, May 21, 2002 - Fiction - 576 pages
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From one of America's most famous and outspoken lawyers comes a modern American classic: a legal thriller, a family drama, a love story, and a visionary work of fiction that examines our dearest values of life and death.... When a local land developer is found murdered outside his home in Twin Buttes, Wyoming, Native American activist Charlie Redtail is immediately charged with the crime. Everyone knew that Charlie fiercely opposed the victim's plans to build on sacred ground, and the local D.A. is demanding the death penalty -- not for justice, but with her own agenda in mind. The trial will draw Charlie's friends and family together despite the shared pains of their past and their own conflicting desires, and send idealistic small-town lawyer Abner Hill on a quest for the truth -- for his client, and himself. It will open old, unhealed wounds in the town of Twin Buttes, uncover a bitter legacy of prejudice against Native Americans that spans lifetimes, and keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final gavel falls.

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Celebrated lawyer Spence, who has written ten books, now tries his hand at fiction. Can half-Arapahoe Charlie Redtail be saved from a false murder conviction by a small-town lawyer? Read full review

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Gerry Spence is the author of ten nonfiction books, including the New York Times bestsellers How to Argue and Win Every Time and Give Me Liberty!, and has brought his legal insight and expertise to many television and radio shows, including Oprah, 60 Minutes, Larry King Live, and as a regular guest on Rivera Live. He has tried many nationally known cases, including the case against Kerr-McGee for the radiation poisoning of Karen Silkwood. He lives with his wife in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Half-Moon and Empty Stars is his first novel. Visit his Web site at www.gerryspence.com.

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