The Legal Limit
Gates Hunt is a compulsive felon, serving a stiff penitentiary sentence for selling cocaine. His brother, Mason, however, has escaped their bitter, impoverished upbringing to become the commonwealth's attorney for their rural hometown in Virginia, where he enjoys a contented life with his wife and spitfire daughter. But Mason's idyll is abruptly pierced by a wicked tragedy, and soon afterward trouble finds him again when he is forced to confront a brutal secret he and his brother had both sworn to take with them to the grave, a secret that threatens everyone and everything he holds dear.
Intricately plotted and relentlessly entertaining, The Legal Limit is an exploration of the judicial system's roughest edges, as well as a gripping story of murder, family, and the difficult divide that sometimes separates genuine justice from the law.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pdepena - LibraryThing
I'm a big fan of Martin Clark and his quirky stories. This is not the most beautifully written novel; it's a little clunky at times, especially in the beginning, but as I continued I was swept into ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - neddludd - LibraryThing
A compelling work with faboulous dialogue and a wonderful sense of setting in rural Virginia. The characters live and develop organically, and it's a book you don't want to put down. Does a mistake ... Read full review