The Legal Limit

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 8, 2008 - Fiction - 416 pages
4 Reviews
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.


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User 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

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User 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

Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
7
Section 3
27
Section 4
42
Section 5
63
Section 6
80
Section 7
92
Section 8
99
Section 17
224
Section 18
228
Section 19
244
Section 20
260
Section 21
276
Section 22
281
Section 23
297
Section 24
312

Section 9
115
Section 10
129
Section 11
150
Section 12
152
Section 13
170
Section 14
181
Section 15
194
Section 16
209
Section 25
320
Section 26
335
Section 27
339
Section 28
341
Section 29
346
Section 30
350
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About the author (2008)

Martin Clark, a circuit court judge, lives in Stuart, Virginia. His first novel, The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living, was a New York Times Notable Book, a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, a finalist for the Stephen Crane First Fiction Award, and appeared on several best-seller lists.


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