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No Defense (Beeler Large Print Series)

Wilhelm, Kate

Editore: Thomas T Beeler, 2003
ISBN 10: 1574905031 / ISBN 13: 9781574905038
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Titolo: No Defense (Beeler Large Print Series)

Casa editrice: Thomas T Beeler

Data di pubblicazione: 2003

Condizione libro: very good


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Riassunto: Lara and Vinny Jessup had a lovely May-December marriage. Initially, the sheriff in Loomis County thinks that Vinny died when his car rolled over on a bad curve on Lookout Mountain. Then he finds the gunshot wound. Was it suicide or was it murder? With a large insurance policy as her motive, Lara could have staged the death-or so it appears to the sheriff. Barbara finds herself drawn to the Oregon desert to take on this case. To Barbara, it appears there's no defense at all.

Recensione: Frank and Barbara Holloway, the Pacific Northwest father-daughter legal duo familiar to Wilhelm's ( For the Defense, Defense for the Devil) many fans, go east of the Cascades to Oregon's ruggedly beautiful high desert to investigate the strange death of Vinny Jessup. Was it a suicide staged to look like murder by Vinny's young wife Lara in order to collect a big insurance policy? Or was it murder set up to look like suicide by a right-wing judge in line for a nomination to the Supreme Court---the man Vinny Jessup believed responsible for framing his beloved younger son for murder nearly two decades ago? Wilhelm's strong suit is character development; here she introduces Manny Truewater, an intriguing Native American lawyer who was Vinny's partner and best friend (and worthy of a starring role in his own book), and also adds new dimensions to both the Holloways with a love affair that tests Barbara's commitment to her personal independence and a nascent career for Frank as a published writer. She's at her best when describing the power structures of a small town and the relationships that tie the Jessups to the ambitions of the people who really run things; while the pace is leisurely, the writing is assured, the ends neatly tied up, and the gorgeous landscape of a harsh and rugged region beautifully depicted. --Jane Adams

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