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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (406 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Mortimer Narrator: Bill Wallis Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the dark days of the war on terror, only one man can be counted on to fight injustice, defend the innocent, and insist on a fair and decent trial for all, contrary to New Labour's new anti-terrorism laws. Rumpole's wig may be yellowing at the roots, his gown might be in tatters, but the oldest inhabitant of 4 Equity Court has no use for the word 'retirement'.

There's the larcenous Timson family to defend, suicide bombers to dodge, Pommeroy's Wine Bar to frequent, and the financing of the Rumpole household - with Hilda's indulgence in luxury cleaning products - to look after. But when the beautiful Tiffany Timson's husband is arrested on suspicion of terrorism, Rumpole prepares to drop everything and take on his biggest challenge yet.

Horrified to learn that the accused doesn't even know what he's charged with, he determines to insist upon a fair trial for the Pakistani doctor. But battling against the new legislation, and the slippery Home Secretary, proves a tricky task. And when She Who Must Be Obeyed starts locking herself in the box room, 'minding her own business', Rumpole finds himself losing the plot, clueless about the goings on, even in his own mansion flat. Is the Anglophile doctor really an Al Qaeda agent? Will Rumpole discover Hilda's secret before it's too late? Will the Timson family ever forgive him for defending a 'terrorist'?

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suburbangardener | 2/17/2014

    " John Mortimer, through his mouthpiece of Rumpole, takes on the anti-terrorist hysteria affecting our society. All done in a humorous way, of course, but he is on target about the infringements on our freedoms. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Derrick | 1/23/2014

    " There are few things more enjoyable to me than a good Rumpole. This was a good Rumpole. Thus, I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donna | 1/22/2014

    " I've been a huge fan of the Rumpole books and TV series for a very long time and this one did not disappoint. Rumpole tackles contemporary issues and his search for justice in his trademark understated fashion. Wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bruce | 1/20/2014

    " I have always liked the Rumpole short stories, but I find that he wears a little thin in the novel format. Still, a good story, reasonable plotted, and with all the usual Rumpole supporting characters, including She Who Must be Obeyed, the incredible Timson clan, and a variety of other members of the bar. Enjoyable, but not one of Mortimers best "

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