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eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
PublisherKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group
File size1.3 Mb
GanreFiction
Release date 01.05.1998
ISBN9780385514439
Pages count304
Book rating4.28 (69 votes)
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William Bernhardt, author of seven bestselling novels featuring attorney Ben Kincaid, asked ten of his fellow lawyer/authors to contribute their most fiendishly clever short pieces for this anthology, and told them their imaginations were their only guides.The result is Legal Briefs, a smorgasbord of stories boasting a wonderful variety of themes and styles.From John Grisham's exploration of a doctor's guilt in "The Birthday" to Richard North Patterson's story of a lawyer's loyalty to his mentor in "The Client," to Grif Stockley's tale of a divorce lawyer who learns the hard way that things are not always what they seem, these pieces showcase the extraordinary depth and breadth of talent among the new breed of legal thriller writers.

Some of these stories feature twisting and inventive plots; some illuminate the moral dilemmas and psychological complexities faced by the modern-day lawyer; some are good, old-fashioned yarns.But for all their diversity of approaches and characters, these writers understand that the courtrooms and law firms from which they came offer the raw material for the most dramatic, suspenseful stories you can read.

Legal Briefs will be a delight for fans of all these bestselling authors, and a splendid introduction to their talents for readers new to the genre.

Author proceeds from the sale of this book are being donated to the Children's Defense Fund.


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