High Crimes

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HarperCollins, Mar 1, 1999 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Star attorney Claire Heller Chapman has known only love and respect from her successful husband. But now police are saying Tom Chapman is not who he says he is. Thirteen years ago, they claim, he had a different face and a different name -- and was responsible for a crime so heinous that only a maniac could have committed it. Now Claire must put her reputation, her family, and her life on the line to defend this man she never knew -- in a case where all the evidence is classified, all the rules are being changed around her...and the stakes are higher and deadlier than she or anyone else could have ever imagined.

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User Review  - indygo88 - LibraryThing

I thought this was a fairly enjoyable legal thriller in light of the fact that I haven't previously read any of Finder's other novels. A female lawyer's life is turned upside down when her husband is ... Read full review

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User Review  - PermaSwooned - LibraryThing

I really like Joseph Finder's writing style, so I enjoyed this one as well. I liked the "fish out of water" aspect of the Harvard Law professor in military court. The daughter was totally ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Joseph Finder was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 6, 1958, and spent his early childhood in Afghanistan and the Philippines. He received a B.A. in Russian studies from Yale University and a M.A. at the Harvard Russian Research Center. He also served as a teaching fellow at Harvard from 1983-84. His first book, Red Carpet: The Connection between the Kremlin and America's Most Powerful Businessmen, was published in 1983 and is a nonfiction account of Western capitalists making profits from trade with the communist world. His first novel, The Moscow Club, was published in 1991. His other novels include Extraordinary Powers, The Zero Hour, Paranoia, Power Play, and the Nick Heller series. Company Man won a the Barry and Gumshoe Awards for Best Thriller and Killer Instinct won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel. High Crimes was adapted into a 2002 Fox film starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. Finder's novel, The Fixer, made The New York Times best seller list in 2015. In addition to fiction, he writes on espionage and international relations for the New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Republic.

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