Court of Lies: A Novel

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Tom Doherty Associates, Feb 19, 2019 - Fiction - 352 pages

From Gerry Spence, one of America’s greatest trial attorneys and the New York Times bestselling author of How to Argue and Win Every Time, comes an explosive courtroom thriller of murder, passion, and the twists and treachery of law and justice.

Lillian Adams is going on trial for the murder of her wealthy husband before Judge John Murray, to whom she has been like a daughter since childhood. Despite this long, shared history, both the prosecutor and defense attorney agree that Murray should sit on the case, and Murray himself knows he must. For he believes that if he steps down and another judge is appointed, there will be little hope for Lillian. The prosecutor is a sadistic psychopath who will pervert the law to convict Lillian and do everything in his power to hurt Judge Murray. And Murray must save Lillian.

Gerry Spence takes readers through shocking twists and suspenseful courtroom scenes that only the great maestro of the courtroom himself could create. Court of Lies goes beyond being a great legal thriller. It questions the very basis of our legal system and its ability to discover the truth and deliver justice.

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Attorney Spence (Police State: How America’s Cops Get Away with Murder) makes his fiction debut with this enthralling courtroom drama set in 1954 Jackson Hole, Wyo. The integrity of Judge John Murray ... Read full review

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Court of Lies by Gerry Spence In 1954 Jackson Hole, Wyoming we meet Judge Murray talking about his life and as the story progresses we meet the man who will become his law partner, the woman who will ... Read full review

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Gerry Spence court trials are studied in law schools, and he is universally celebrated as one of the greatest courtroom lawyers of our time. He has not lost a jury trial in fifty years and has never lost a criminal or a capital case. His defense of high-profile clients as well as of the poor, the injured, and the damned has won him international renown. His own trials have been the subject of books, film, and television. He received the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Consumer Attorneys of California and another one from the American Association for Justice. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller How to Argue and Win Every Time.

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