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|| From bestselling author Phillip Margolin, a fast-paced legal thriller packed with page-turning suspense.Peter Hale is a young attorney struggling to make his own mark in his father's venerable law firm when he is presented with the opportunity of a lifetime. During the trial of a multimillion-dollar case, Peter's father, the lead counsel, suffers a heart attack and asks Peter to move for a mistrial until he's feeling better. Peter decides this is his only chance to prove to his father that he is the terrific lawyer he knows himself to be, and he chooses tocarry on with the case against his father's wishes. In his zeal to prove himself, Peter neglects his client and ends up losing everything--the case, hisjob, and his father.Unemployed and disinherited, Peter takes the only job he is offered--that of a public defender in a small Oregon town. He hopes that if he can make good there, he can reinstate himself in his father's good graces. But his ambition...
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