Jury of One

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Berkley Books, 2005 - Fiction - 423 pages
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Children's rights advocate Shelly Trotter is out of her depth in criminal court, defending a 16 year old accused of killing a cop. She took the case because she has a connection to the kid dating back to his troubled younger days, when the charges were a little less serious - and the stakes a little less high. But as she delves into the murky details of his defence - and his identity - Shelly discovers that she may have an even deeper connection to the young man. He could be her son...

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Ellis's (Life Sentence ) latest courtroom tale centers on Shelly Trotter, lawyer, children's rights advocate, and estranged daughter of a Midwestern governor. She is called to defend a young teenage ... Read full review

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When a cop is shot in the face by a teenaged drug dealer, it seems like an open-and-shut case. Yet child advocate attorney Shelly Trotter knows the accused and finds it hard to believe that Alex ... Read full review

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David Ellis is an attorney and author. He prosecuted and convicted Governor Rod Blagojevich in the Impeachment trial before the Illinois Senate. He currently serves as Special Counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, and has argued dozens of cases at the trial and appellate levels, specializing in constitutional law. Ellis won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel for Line of Vision. His other novels include Life Sentence, Jury of One, In the Company of Liars, Eye of the Beholder, and the Jason Kolarich series. He has written several books with James Patterson including Guilty Wives, Mistress, Invisible, and The Murder House.

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