John Ellsworth The Defendants

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The Defendants

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"Fast-paced courtroom drama that makes the pages turn with its depiction of the American Legal Justice System, Mob rule, and the tale of one rookie lawyer who refused to quit!" American Institute of Justice
Thaddeus Murfee is twenty-five, single, a lawyer of eighteen months, and completely unprepared for the murder case that walks in. While Ermeline was passed out, her date carved his name in her breasts. Heavy, thick letters: V-I-C-T-O-R. 
The guilty party is found murdered. Or was he guilty? Ermeline is arrested because she had motive and opportunity. She hires Thaddeus, who makes his debut defending his first murder case in this courtroom drama.

Ilene is a beautiful widow who loves horses. Ilene is introduced to Thaddeus one Saturday morning as he is caring for his own horse. She invites him to Christmas dinner. Soon Thaddeus finds himself in great need of her care and she rushes in to help. Will her love be enough to pull him through this courtroom thriller?

Paralegal Christine Susmann, home from the war in Iraq, uses her military training to help Thaddeus put together the defense. Together they discover the dark forces behind the case and Christine teaches him how to arm himself and how to shoot--a skill he will need. The suspense mounts while alibis fall away and the killer's plot is discovered.

In The Defendants, John Ellsworth offers you a courtroom thriller that puts you right on the front row to witness how murder cases are defended. See the politics behind all criminal cases, and how love can grow out of the strangest beginnings anyone could imagine. In the end, Thaddeus is given a split second to save his own life. His reaction is amazing!

Interview with the Author

Q - So, what makes the Thaddeus Murfee series special?

A - It's a mix of things, really. When I set out to write these books, I wanted to create something that mirrored exactly the kind of books I like to read. My top picks are usually legal thriller novels, any of the thousands of courtroom fiction and crime fiction best sellers, and, of course, books featuring your classic lawyer heroes get my vote.

The Thaddeus Murfee books are a great mix of these genres. You'll find the series focuses on legal thrillers and crime thrillers / courtroom drama overall, with one or two medical thrillers thrown in!

Overall, the Thaddeus Murfee series is designed to keep you turning the pages - and I've made sure there's never a dull moment.

Q - What order should I read the books in?

A - I've written the series so you can read the books in any order, and all the story threads will tie up nicely by the time you're finished. If you do want to read them in order, I'd suggest the following sequence:

- The Defendants

- Beyond a Reasonable Death

- Attorney at Large

- Chase, the Bad Baby

- Defending Turquoise 
- The Mental Case (coming soon) 
Q - So, why should readers give these books a try?
A - Because the Thaddeus Murfee series is a fast, fun, thrill-ride that keeps you up late! Each of the books has hit the bestsellers list, and each have been featured on Amazon's Thrillers top 100 list. 

Ultimately, readers who enjoy fast pacing with a plot that twists and turns all the way to the end will get a kick out of this series.

Q - Can readers get the whole series in one go?

A - First three. I've put together a bundle of 1-3 if people want to save a little money and grab the first three books in one swoop. Check out my author page here at Amazon for more details, and a full list of my available titles.

And thanks for reading! 

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From the Author:

All my professional life as a lawyer I have wanted to write legal thrillers.  Thaddeus Murfee very much reflects the kinds of struggles I went through as a new, young lawyer in my twenties.  I could strongly relate to his experiences with trying to learn how to do the nuts and bolts of law practice--something they don't teach in law school.  Most legal thrillers have a strong beginning, a fast-paced middle, and a thrilling ending.  The Defendants is written in that style.  Other attorneys who write legal thrillers have definitely shown me the way here and I am greatly indebted to them for their willingness to step up to the plate and try new things.  Mysteries, suspense, and thrillers are a joy to write and I plan to keep at it as long as I'm able.  Thanks for reading The Defendants.  And please, be sure to look for my new lawyer thriller, The Mental Case.  It's a follow-up to the Thaddeus Murfee series and I know you will love it.

From the Back Cover:

A contractor is found brutally murdered in his mobile construction office.

A working mother who sidelines as a cocktail waitress is accused.

In this bestselling legal thriller, rookie lawyer Thaddeus Murfee has everything to learn and the weight of the legal world on his shoulders.  Brand new but hardworking and extremely bright, Murfee decides to jump in and help the young mother.  She claims the dead man carved his name in her breasts, which is easily proven, but there's no way she did the murder.  His new girlfriend finds him on the horse ranch where his heart is, and she invites him to Christmas Eve at the same moment his new client is being set-up for the murder.  Paralegal Christine Susmann makes her debut in this novel which depicts three very strong women at their very best.  With Thaddeus leading the charge they take on the powers-that-be.

"As I am an avid reader of legal mysteries and thrillers I was delighted to find a new author who not only kept me turning the pages but at the book's end I found I had forgotten how much more I enjoyed reading a book that didn't depend on sleaze but just well-developed plot and characters. Thanks to the author for this and I look forward to reading much more from him." -- Kristeen Ewart

"If you like legal twists & turns, courtroom battles mixed in with Illinois politics and mob activity, you'll love 'The Defendants' by John Ellsworth. I was hooked from the first chapter and kept turning pages to discover what came next. I especially enjoyed the introduction of a young attorney tackling his first high profile case. I highly recommend 'The Defendants'." -- Elizabeth Erwin

"Fast-paced courtroom drama that is stunning in its depiction of the American Legal Justice System, Mob rule, and a failed government"-- American Institute of Justice

Provocative and intelligent, with a high-speed front, middle, and end, the plot twists and turns will leave you happily satisfied.  "The Defendants" will have you saying to other readers, "at last, no sleaze, just great characters and high-speed plot."  It is guaranteed to leave you begging for more.

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