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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (242 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Bernhardt Narrator: J. Paul Boehmer, Paul Boehmer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2005 ISBN: 9781415926475
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Bestselling author William Bernhardt is an unsurpassed master at blending psychological suspense with gripping, surprise-filled legal action. Now, Bernhardt and his crusading attorney Ben Kincaid return in a thrilling story of love, hate, and the power of a courtroom to separate deception from the truth.

In Tulsa, Ben Kincaid has built a national reputation as a stalwart defense attorney who will fight tirelessly for his clients. In Evanston, Illinois, Johnny Christensen has built a national reputation as a sadistic bigot who beat and stabbed a gay man and left him to die. When Johnny’s mother comes to Ben and begs him to defend her son, he has one secret reason for saying no.

But while Ben turns down the case, his younger, beautiful partner, Christina McCall, does not. Traveling to Chicago and facing an explosion of controversy and deadly violence surrounding the trial, Christina steps into a case that is already nearly lost. Her client’s only defense is his claim that he left his victim bludgeoned but alive. To prove that someone else committed the actual murder, Christina needs a little bit of evidence—and a good motive to go with it.

When unforeseen circumstances force Ben Kincaid to enter the trial, the defense attorney sees only one way to prove Johnny’s innocence. But Ben’s plan means luring a killer out of the woodwork—even though he may kill again. . . .

A novel of gut-wrenching twists and surprises, this thriller brilliantly explores the passions between lovers—and the passions behind society’s most heinous crimes. Once again, the remarkable William Bernhardt makes us challenge every assumption, second-guess every judgment, and feel the terror of the truth.


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Quotes & Awards

  • Electrifying...a must read...kudos to Bernhardt for daring to go where angels fear to tread. Tulsa World
  • [Hate Crime] has it all...[it's] a page-turner and is definitely William Bernhardt at his best. Times Record News
  • [Bernhardt is] master of the legal thriller. Abilene Reporter-News

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ricardo | 9/27/2013

    " My favourite book by Bernhardt so far. I think he overdid some of the plot twists and instead of adding, they detracted from it, but overall a very good read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heron | 2/23/2013

    " this was not a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/29/2012

    " Incredibly moving book depicting a gay man who is beaten and murdered by two vengeful anti-gay men...or was he murdered or just left to die? A powerful read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 10/23/2012

    " The person who read this book did an excellent job. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikisha Chapman | 6/26/2012

    " Another fantastic William Bernhardt book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lucille | 5/20/2012

    " a little hard to follow. thin plot "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 2/6/2011

    " Even though Bernhardt is a former attorney, he doesn't lose his readers with complicated legal jargon. You end up learning more about the legal system through his books but it comes easily...he's simplistic yet not to the point that you get bored. Another great book!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 5/28/2010

    " The issue of the hate crime is a little over blown. The defendant is too much of a hater, he inflicts too much damage and he is too unrepentant in the face of the death penalty. The court (trial) openings are well prepared. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heron | 11/25/2009

    " this was not a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/29/2009

    " Incredibly moving book depicting a gay man who is beaten and murdered by two vengeful anti-gay men...or was he murdered or just left to die? A powerful read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 12/10/2008

    " The person who read this book did an excellent job. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 5/19/2008

    " The issue of the hate crime is a little over blown. The defendant is too much of a hater, he inflicts too much damage and he is too unrepentant in the face of the death penalty. The court (trial) openings are well prepared. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 12/21/2007

    " Even though Bernhardt is a former attorney, he doesn't lose his readers with complicated legal jargon. You end up learning more about the legal system through his books but it comes easily...he's simplistic yet not to the point that you get bored. Another great book!!!! "

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About the Author
Author William Bernhardt

William Bernhardt is the author of many novels and has twice won the Oklahoma Book Award for Best Fiction, and in 2000 he was presented the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award “in recognition of an outstanding body of work in which we understand ourselves and American society at large.” A former trial attorney, Bernhardt has received several awards for his public service. He lives in Tulsa with his three children.

About the Narrators

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.