Murder One

Murder One

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Finalist for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction:
New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni delivers another gripping legal thriller in his popular David Sloane series. The case? Defending the woman he loves against a charge of murder.

A year after the devastating murder of his wife, attorney David Sloane has returned to Seattle after three months in Mexico. At a black-tie dinner where he's been persuaded to give the keynote address, Sloane reconnects with Barclay Reid, opposing counsel in his most prominent case. Barclay is suffering from her own personal tragedy--the death of her teenage daughter from a drug overdose. In the aftermath, Barclay has begun an intense crusade against the Russian drug traffickers she holds responsible for her daughter's death, pursuing them with a righteousness that matches Sloane's own zeal for justice. Despite their adversarial past, Sloane is drawn to Barclay and for the first time since his wife died, he finds himself beginning to have romantic feelings again.

But when Barclay's crusade stalls and a Russian drug dealer turns up dead, she stands accused of murder, and Sloane is her chosen defender. Amid the swirling media frenzy, in his first criminal case, Sloane finds himself once again in harm's way, while mounting evidence suggests that Barclay is a woman with many secrets--and may not be quite as innocent as she seems.

With his signature fast-paced, page-turning action and exhilarating plot twists, Robert Dugoni once again proves why he's so often been named the heir to Grisham's literary throne.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, c2011
ISBN: 9781451606690
Branch Call Number: DUGO
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 24 cm


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Jul 21, 2015

This is a terrific (legal) read and as promised, it delivers enough twists and turns to make you dizzy. The characters are very well developed and even if you hadn't read Dugoni before, no worries; you will want to catch up on his other books. I read it in one sitting; couldn't put it down. This guy can write and Murder One would make a superb movie.

ChristchurchLib Oct 14, 2013

"In this 4th book in the series starring Seattle attorney David Sloane, he's returned to work a year after the murder of his wife. At his first public event, he's approached by Barclay Reid, a fellow lawyer who's mourning the drug-related death of her daughter. Barclay wants David to represent her in a case against the Russian dealer she believes caused her daughter's death, and everything is moving along fine until the dealer is found dead - and Barclay is accused of his murder. With a clever plot and well-developed characters, Robert Dugoni should be a shoe-in for fans of Scott Turow." Thrillers and Suspense October 2013 newsletter

mrsgail5756 Jun 14, 2012

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

May 12, 2012

This is my favourite book by Dugoni. The plot is developed extremely well, with strong and believable characters, good dialogue, and a writing style that lends itself to make the reader stay up much longer than intended not wanting to put the book down

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