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Author: Michael A. Kahn Narrator: Hillary Huber Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Rachel Gold Mysteries Release Date: June 2014 ISBN: 9781483014241
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As St. Louis attorney Rachel Gold knows firsthand, the grueling hours and demands of Big Law take their toll on young lawyers. Some turn to drugs, some quit the profession, and occasionally one quits altogether. According to the medical examiner, Sari Bashir quit altogether that Thursday night when she fell to her death from the eighth floor of the downtown garage where she parked her car.

The police ruled her death a suicide. Stanley Plotkin, however, rules it a homicide. Stanley is the weird mail-room clerk at Sari’s law firm, but he is also a genius. Among his obsessions is the Facial Action Coding System (FACS), a massive compilation that correlates hundreds of facial muscle actions with specific emotions and mental states. For someone like Stanley, whose Asperger’s syndrome renders him incapable of intuiting emotions from facial expressions, his mastery of FACS has caused him to conclude that Sari did not kill herself.

Rachel was close with Sari, who worked for her during law school. She also knows Stanley—and his quirkiness and genius—because their mothers are friends. Thus when Stanley announces his conclusion to Rachel as she drives him home from Sari’s memorial service, she can’t simply dismiss it. And when Sari’s father pleads with Rachel to review the police file on his daughter’s suicide, she reluctantly starts down a path that will lead into the heart of a dark criminal enterprise in which Sari was simply collateral damage.

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  • “Michael Kahn is a wordsmith with some great turns of phrase, humorous descriptions, and catchy dialogue, a lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the law and the skinny on how it’s done.”

    Steve Martini, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Engaging…Ample humor and skillful dialogue—about legal, financial, and scientific matters—are a plus, as is the expertly evoked St. Louis locale.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Rachel’s fans will enjoy her latest case, which highlights the consequences of greed as well as the abilities of the disabled.”


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About the Author

Michael A. Kahn, a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School, is a trial lawyer and award-winning author. He wrote his first novel on a challenge from his wife Margi, who got tired of listening to the same answer whenever she asked him about a book he was reading. “Not bad,” he would say, “but I could write a better book than that.” “Then write one,” she finally said, “or please shut up.” So he shut up, and then he wrote one. He has written short stories, several Rachel Gold novels, and another novel, The Mourning Sexton, under the pen name Michael Baron. In addition to his work as a lawyer, he is an adjunct professor of law at Washington University in Saint Louis. Married to his high school sweetheart, he is the father of five and the grandfather of, so far, four.

About the Narrator

Hillary Huber, a Los Angeles–based voice talent with hundreds of commercials and promos under her belt, was bitten by the audiobook bug in 2005. She now records books on a regular basis and has been nominated for several Audie Awards and won numerous Earphones Awards.