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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (311 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Wilhelm Narrator: Anna Field Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Barbara Holloway Mysteries Release Date:
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When a seemingly simple case turns complicated, respected attorney Barbara Holloway must rethink her game plan.

Gregarious Las Vegas entertainer and ex-con Wally Lederer claims he’s turned his life around, but when Jay Wilkins, a childhood friend, accuses Wally of stealing a valuable artifact, it’s up to Barbara to ferret out the truth. Wally swears he’s innocent. But when Wilkins is murdered and the police name Wally as their prime suspect, Barbara knows he is in serious trouble.

As Barbara begins to dig up the dirt, she is shocked to learn that Jay’s wife is now missing and that Jay himself is far from being the upstanding businessman he claimed to be. Before long, new evidence points toward an unlikely killer. However, the truth that would protect her client could jeopardize another life she means to save.

The route to justice is paved with nothing but lies, and Barbara must make a judgment call that leaves her with no option.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wilhelm claims a leading place in the ranks of trial suspense writers.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carolyn | 1/26/2014

    " Good drama and intensity. Kept you wondering until the very end! "

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

    " This is a tough book to rate, the characters and dialog are good, but the murder and Barbara's case are so bad as to be laughable. The "case" against her defendant was nonsense, no cop would make the arrest, and no prosecutor would file the charges on such non-evidence. And, in the end, Barbara's moral dilemma was meaningless - any good lawyer would have presented the evidence, and offered to help the real killer. The shame of it is that I normally like Wilhelm's work, and this one could make me quit scouring the used book stores for her stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Loraine | 1/11/2014

    " Good mystery, that had a good, unpredictable ending. Upbeat and interesting. An easy read that doesn't require a lot of thought or concentration. Right now, that's all I can handle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Helen | 1/10/2014

    " Very human conundrum, but too much courtroom "

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About the Author
Author Kate Wilhelm

Kate Wilhelm is the bestselling author of dozens of novels and short-story collections. Among her novels are the popular courtroom thrillers featuring attorney Barbara Holloway. Her other works include the science fiction classic Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang. Born in Ohio, she now lives in Eugene, Oregon.