Supreme Justice: A Novel of Suspense

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Harper Collins, May 18, 2010 - Fiction - 312 pages
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New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin returns to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., with an exciting thriller about a ghost ship and the President's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sarah Woodruff, on death row in Oregon for murdering her lover, John Finley, has appealed her case to the Supreme Court just when a prominent justice resigns, leaving a vacancy.

Then, for no apparent reason, another justice is mysteriously attacked. Dana Cutler—one of the heroes from Margolin's bestselling Executive Privilege—is quietly called in to investigate. She looks for links between the Woodruff appeal and the ominous incidents in the justices' chambers, which eventually lead her to a shoot-out that took place years ago on a small freighter docked upriver in Shelby, Oregon, containing a dead crew and illegal drugs. The only survivor on board? John Finley.

With the help of Brad Miller and Keith Evans, Dana uncovers a plot by a rogue element in the American intelligence community involving the president's nominee to the Supreme Court, and soon the trio is thrown back into the grips of a deadly, executive danger.

With nonstop action, Supreme Justice picks up where Executive Privilege left off, putting readers right back where they were—on the edge of their seats.

 

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I enjoy ANY work of fiction that is set within The Supreme Court.
This story felt a bit complicated at the beginning. However, all of the pieces neatly fit together at the end, as they often do
in novels such as this.
The twists at the end are unpredictable and I found myself asking the questions before the answers were revealed.
This story kept my attention and at the edge of my seat waiting for the next piece to fall together.
I enjoy this author's characters and look forward to reading more of Phillip's novels.
 

Contents

Section 1
14
Section 2
34
Section 3
54
Section 4
58
Section 5
72
Section 6
90
Section 7
110
Section 8
122
Section 18
194
Section 19
202
Section 20
218
Section 21
232
Section 22
238
Section 23
242
Section 24
246
Section 25
250

Section 9
132
Section 10
136
Section 11
140
Section 12
150
Section 13
154
Section 14
164
Section 15
172
Section 16
176
Section 17
180
Section 26
258
Section 27
272
Section 28
288
Section 29
304
Section 30
308
Section 31
310
Section 32
313
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Phillip Margolin has written nineteen novels, many of them New York Times bestsellers, including his latest novels Woman with a Gun, Worthy Brown’s Daughter, Sleight of Hand, and the Washington trilogy. Each displays a unique, compelling insider’s view of criminal behavior, which comes from his long background as a criminal defense attorney who has handled thirty murder cases. Winner of the Distinguished Northwest Writer Award, he lives in Portland, Oregon.

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