Barry Siegel is an award-winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times and has been nominated
for the Edgar Award. In The Perfect
Witness, he uses his talent for crime reporting to craft a gripping tale of
deception and murder.
They used to be partners—Greg Monarch and Ira Sullivan, a
couple of do-good lawyers in central California. But it all went bad for Ira.
Bad enough that he wakes up in jail one day staring at a death sentence for
murder. Only Greg Monarch has a prayer of getting him off—if he’s willing to
cross certain ethical lines.
Layer by layer, Greg peels back a tissue of lies—and at the
rotten core he comes to Sandy Polson. Sandy says she was with Ira the night of
the murder, says she saw the whole thing. The prosecution believes she’s the
perfect witness. But what if Monarch could persuade Sandy to tell the truth?
Wouldn’t Sandy then become the perfect witness for the defense?
By its chilling conclusion, Barry Siegel’s courtroom
thriller has questioned the very foundations of justice and truth. Narrator
Paul Hecht conveys the lawyers’ tensions and the seductive calm of the strange
woman with equal flair. Download and start listening now!