Delacorte, 2012 (2012)
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Reviewed by Bob Walch
nyone who has a child will appreciate the dilemma Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber finds himself in. A respected member of his community and a bulldog in the courtroom, Barber finds his professional and personal life ripped apart when the unthinkable happens.
is fourteen year old son is charged with the murder of a classmate. Of course Barber intends to do everything in his power to protect Jacob, but a series of revelations and the evidence will make that a daunting task.
etermined to defend his son in the courtroom, Barber will go up against a formidable and knowledgeable prosecution team led by a man he trained. With his marriage teetering on the rocks and his son's freedom at stake, Andy Barber is about to face a legal battle that will challenge his skill as a lawyer and his role as a parent.
f the situation he creates in this novel William Landay writes, '
Ordinary parents are shocked at what they find when they finally do check out what their son has been up to on the internet. I think that is probably a common experience, or would be if more parents were more alert to the danger.
f you enjoy legal thrillers and riveting courtroom drama,
is a novel you won't want to miss. It is an unforgettable story that hits close to home and may well be one of the blockbusters of the year.
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