By Phillip Margolin
Laura Rizzati, a legislation clerk for Oregon ultimate courtroom Justice Robert Griffen, is located slain past due one evening within the abandoned courthouse. Her place of work is ransacked--but not anything appears lacking. There aren't any suspects and no clues.
The following month Griffen himself is killed by means of a motor vehicle bomb within the driveway of his Portland domestic. This time, even though, there's a suspect: in a stunning flip of occasions, Abigail Griffen, big name prosecutor within the Multnomah County District Attorney's place of work and estranged spouse of Justice Griffen, is charged with first measure murder.
With an analogous gripping suspense that drove long gone, yet now not Forgotten onto the bestseller lists, it is a advanced legalthriller with a really startling ending.
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Literary Properties) maintained branch offices in the major cities of the world; and Gerald and John Holcomb—with a six-figure income and no demands on their time—maintained more or less permanent living quarters in El Healtho Sanitarium. They had been released, after ten days of treatment, early in the current week. Last night, after an absence of less than forty-eight hours, they had returned. Hopelessly, helplessly drunk. Sodden to the gills. Logically, they should not have been able to get out of bed this morning.
I said I wasn't going to think about it, now, and by God I'm not! Doctor Murphy gave his image a stern conclusive nod. He turned toward the door. A young man stood there, leaning against the casing, grinning at him. "Sorry to walk in on you, Doc," he said. " "I see," said Doctor Murphy. " He was, appearances to the contrary, something of a stickler for formality. He liked good manners; except when they were sodden, he usually found those good manners practiced by alcoholics. And this man was very far from sodden.
Mind? Why in hell should he? " called a reedy voice from the examination chamber. " Rufus beamed. Doctor Murphy clapped him on the back. "Go on and get breakfast over with—General, you lie there and rest; we'll see you in thirty minutes or so—and . . " "No, suh. " "Good! " They walked down the hall together, the doctor apologizing—very handsomely, he felt—for his tirade of the day before. The trouble with Rufus, he declared, was that Rufus couldn't take a joke. Not that Rufus hadn't deserved an A-1 ass-eating, understand, but—but hell!
After Dark by Phillip Margolin