After Dark: A Novel

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Bantam #ad - Her office is ransacked—but nothing seems to be missing. Here he displays again the same genius for best-selling suspense in another intricate, breathtaking thriller of multiple murder in the legal community of the Pacific Northwest. Gone, but not forgotten rocketed Phillip Margolin into the select company of million-selling novelists.

After Dark: A Novel #ad - There are no suspects and no clues. Laura rizzati, a law clerk for Oregon Supreme Court Justice Robert Griffen, is found slain late one night in the deserted courthouse. The following month Griffen himself is killed by a car bomb in the driveway of his Portland home. This time, star prosecutor in the multnomah county district Attorney's office and estranged wife of Justice Griffen, Abigail Griffen, though, there is a suspect: in a shocking turn of events, is charged with first degree murder.

With the same gripping suspense that drove Gone, But Not Forgotten onto the bestseller lists, this is a complex legalthriller with a truly startling ending.

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The Burning Man: A Novel

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Bantam #ad - But his ambition again gets the best of him when he takes on a death-penalty case, representing a mentally retarded man accused of the brutal hatchet murder of a college coed. Unemployed and disinherited, Peter takes the only job he is offered—that of a public defender in a small Oregon town. Peter hale is a young attorney struggling to make his own mark in his father's venerable law firm when he is presented with the opportunity of a lifetime.

He hopes that if he can make good there, he can reinstate himself in his father's good graces. From bestselling author Phillip Margolin, a fast-paced legal thriller packed with page-turning suspense. During the trial of a multimillion-dollar case, Peter's father, the lead counsel, suffers a heart attack and asks Peter to move for a mistrial until he's feeling better.

The Burning Man: A Novel #ad - In his zeal to prove himself, Peter neglects his client and ends up losing everything—the case, his job, and his father. Peter decides this is his only chance to prove to his father that he is the terrific lawyer he knows himself to be, and he chooses to carry on with the case against his father's wishes.

He's in way over his head, and it's only when peter realizes that his greed and his ego may end up killing his client that he begins to understand what it really takes to be a good lawyer—and to become a man.

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Gone, But Not Forgotten

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Doubleday #ad - . In portland, the wives of several prominent businessmen have disappeared without a trace, Oregon, leaving behind only a black rose and a note with a simple message: “Gone, But Not Forgotten. An identical series of disappearances occurred in hunter’s Point, ten years ago—but the killer was caught, New York, the case was closed and the special “rose killer” task force was disbanded.

Betsy tannenbaum, a portland wife and mother who has gained national recognition as a feminist defense attorney, is retained by multimillionaire Portland developer Martin Darius—for no apparent reason. Nancy gordon, she swears, haunted by nightmares of a sadistic killer who, a homicide detective for the Hunter’s Point Police Department and an original member of the “rose killer” task force, hasn’t slept a full night in ten years, is still out there.

Gone, But Not Forgotten #ad - . Alan page, the portland district attorney, trying to make sense of the sudden series of disappearances, opens his front door one evening to find Nancy Gordon on his doorstep—determined to tell him a story he won’t soon forget. Across the country, in Washington, D. C. The president of the united states has just selected United States Senator Raymond Colby to be the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In a private meeting, Colby assures the President there are no skeletons in his closet. Complex, gone, and brilliantly executed, utterly compelling, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN is a book that truly lives up to its extraordinary advance praise:  Once begun it simply cannot be put down.

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The Undertaker's Widow: A Novel

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Bantam #ad - A cold-blooded murder. A beautiful suspect. An honest judge forced to do the unthinkable. New york times bestselling author Phillip Margolin is a master of legal suspense. In this explosive novel, a simple case of self-defense becomes a nightmare in which justice itself is held hostage. Judge richard quinn is young, idealistic, and honest to a fault.

That's why he's handed the most sensational homicide case in Oregon history. Locked in a race for the U. S. Senate, ellen crease gunned down the intruder who murdered her wealthy husband. In a single, brutal instant she became a widow, a victim, and a hero. Yet disturbing questions remain. What secrets did the man who started his fortune running mortuaries keep that might have cost him his life? What about the son frozen out of his will? Or his wife's political enemies? And what about Ellen Crease herself?Soon it becomes clear that a deadly plot of murder, passion, blackmail, and double cross is unfolding around Judge Richard Quinn.

The Undertaker's Widow: A Novel #ad - And unless he breaks the rules, justice will not only be blind, it will be the final victim.

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The Judge Paul Madriani Novels Book 4

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Berkley #ad - And when the policewoman who snared Acosta is brutally murdered, Madriani wonders if the judge is also the executioner. Nevertheless, Madriani is forced to defend his old nemesis. Lawyer paul madriani tackles another thrilling case in this explosive mystery from New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini.

The Judge Paul Madriani Novels Book 4 #ad - When judge armando acosta is charged with soliciting a prostitute, attorney Paul Madriani is less than sympathetic.

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Sleeping Beauty

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - With its blend of dizzying plot twists and thrilling suspense, Sleeping Beauty shows Phillip Margolin at the very top of his form. Six years earlier, life was much simpler for everyone involved, especially seventeen-year-old Ashley Spencer, a popular high school soccer star. Traumatized and suffering from a crippling sense of survivor guilt, Ashley is ready to give up on both soccer and life until help comes from an unexpected source -- a scholarship to the Oregon Academy, an elite private school, is extended to her by school dean Casey Van Meter.

Author miles van meter is on a book tour to promote his sensational bestseller Sleeping Beauty, a true-crime account of a deeply personal subject: the attack by a serial killer that left his twin sister, Casey, in a coma. Tonight the audience waits to hear miles discuss recent developments in his sister's case -- unaware that pieces of this complex puzzle of violence, unknown even to the author, are about to be revealed.

Sleeping Beauty #ad - . The school quickly becomes a haven for both Ashley and her mother, Terri. As ashley regains her sense of self through the school's soccer program, Terri joins a writing group for adults led by Joshua Maxfield, a former literary wunderkind who has disappeared from the bestseller lists since his second book was panned by both critics and fans.

Then tragedy strikes again and ashley has to run for her life, unaware that the key to her survival is in the one book she's afraid to read -- Sleeping Beauty. Then one night an intruder entered Ashley's home and murdered her father and her best friend.

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Heartstone

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - But the youthful passion that led them to Lookout Point that terrible evening would prove fatal. Elaine murray would live long enough to learn just how lucky her boyfriend had been. Two brutal slayings have rocked a stunned city. They were young, popular, the perfect couple -- an all-American boy and a beautiful cheerleader.

Heartstone #ad - For richie walters the end came swiftly, as death descended upon him in a savage orgy of horrific violence. But the murders are merely the nightmare's beginning, flinging open a terrifying Pandora's box of sordid secrets and dark revelations more deadly than the bloodlust that lives in the rock-hard heart of a killer.

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The Last Innocent Man

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Defense attorney david nash has made a career out of setting monsters free -- and no one does it better. Now a case has come to "the ice man" that could help cleanse Nash of the guilt and doubts that torment him: that rarest of all defendants, an innocent man. And as the shadows close in around him, the final question that remains for David Nash concerns his own fate: life.

The Last Innocent Man #ad - . But the case that is supposed to be nash's redemption could prove to be his downfall, dragging him into a dark and sinister world where lies and the truth are interchangeable; where the manipulator becomes the manipulated; and where every answer spawns more complex and terrifying questions. Or death? A fellow lawyer has been accused of a heinous crime -- the brutal murder of an undercover vice cop.

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Lost Lake

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Lost Lake #ad - . In a cheap motel room in Washington, D. C. Vanessa kohler -- ex-mental patient, supermarket tabloid reporter, and estranged daughter of a powerful general running for president -- views a news broadcast of the bizarre incident and believes she's found the only witness to a deadly conspiracy. Caught between a possible madwoman and a confessed mass murderer, between reality and delusion, Ami races to unearth the terrible truth about dark events that may or may never have happened twenty years earlier in a secluded cabin on Lost Lake.

On a summer night in portland, violence erupts at a Little League game -- and attorney Ami Vergano watches in horror as the quiet, Oregon, gentle artist she recently befriended does the unexpected and unthinkable.

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Wild Justice Amanda Jaffe Series Book 1

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - What he finds instead opens a Pandora's box of horror that will haunt him to his dying day. 8:10: subject bound and gaffed and placed in upstairs closet at end of hall. Turned out lights in house, drove off, then parked and doubled back. Remarkable strength of character. :. Is she defending an innocent man? Or is she using her considerable skills to set a monster free? Then Cardoni disappears under bizarre circumstances.

After five subsequent new york times bestsellers, margolin now returns to the haunting terrain of Gone, but Not Forgotten with a mesmerizing tour de force of psychological suspense, an electrifying tale of revenge and retribution that shows a master storyteller at the very peak of his craft. Thursday: subject is still combative after four days of applied pain, sleep deprivation and minimal food.

Vice squad detective bobby vasquez, for months on the trail of a slippery underworld figure, receives an anonymous tip that directs him to a mountain cabin. He races through the idyllic Oregon woods, expecting to close the book on a long-standing vendetta. Seven years ago, gone, phillip Margolin seized the imagination of thriller readers everywhere with his chilling breakout bestseller, but Not Forgotten.

Wild Justice Amanda Jaffe Series Book 1 #ad - Amanda's first taste of criminal defense work is as intoxicating as it is chilling, but it raises moral questions she's loath to address. Facing a seemingly insurmountable wall of evidence, along with his ambitious daughter, Amanda, he turns to Portland's top criminal defense attorney, Frank Jaffe-who, must put on an inspired defense.

Four years later, a second set of murders has begun.

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Ties That Bind Amanda Jaffe Series Book 3

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Lawyer amanda jaffe uncovers the trail of a fiercely secret fraternity of powerful and dangerous men behind a political conspiracy A series of seemingly unrelated deaths culminate in the gruesome murder of a U. S. Her client claims to have information linking the senator to a mysterious circle of high-ranking judges, public officials, and South American drug lords—an affiliation that is rumored to go back 30 years—known as the Courthouse Athletic Club.

Portland hometown hero tim Kerrigan—Heisman trophy winner and now District Attorney—prosecutes the case. Amanda must hope her client can stay alive long enough for the truth to be revealed. Senator just days before he is going to be his Party’s nominee for the Presidency. Representing the alleged murderer is Amanda Jaffe, still recovering from the traumatic events that concluded the sensational New York Times bestseller Wild Justice.

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