The Plea

Author: Steve Cavanagh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409152367

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Your client is innocent. Your wife is guilty. Who would you fight for? * 'Quite simply, THE PLEA is one of the most purely entertaining books you'll read this year' John Connolly 'A gripping thriller' Ian Rankin * When David Child, a major client of a corrupt New York law firm, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn to persuade him to testify against the firm. Eddie is not someone who is easily coerced, but when the FBI reveal that they have incriminating files on his wife, he knows he has no choice. But Eddie is convinced the man is innocent, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. With the FBI putting pressure on him to secure the deal, Eddie must find a way to prove his client's innocence. But the stakes are high - his wife is in danger. And not just from the FBI . . . * Praise for race-against-time legal thriller writer, Steve Cavanagh: 'A fantastic thriller writer' Mark Billingham 'Cavanagh stands head and shoulders above the competition, with his skilfully plotted, action-packed and big-hearted Eddie Flynn novels . . . highly intelligent, twist-laden and absolutely unputdownable' Eva Dolan, author of the critically acclaimed Tell No Tales 'What a thriller! Breathlessly brilliant and fiendishly clever' Miranda Dickinson 'A cleverly constructed legal thriller combined with a classic locked-room mystery. Eddie Flynn is fast becoming one of my favourite fictional heroes and Cavanagh one of my favourite thriller writers.' S.J.I. Holliday, author of Black Wood 'Raymond Chandler could have created Eddie Flynn. THE PLEA is Phillip Marlowe and Michael Connolly's Mickey Haller combined, with a bit of Jim Thompson's THE GRIFTERS thrown in. A superb read with a main character destined to be one of the most talked about in crime fiction.' Howard Linskey, author of The Search * If you like John Grisham, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, you will LOVE the gripping and twisty Eddie Flynn series: 1. The Defence 2. The Plea 3. The Liar 4. Thirteen * Each Eddie Flynn thriller can be read as a standalone or in series order *

A Plea of Insanity

Author: Priscilla Masters

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749016299

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8753

On a late summer’s Monday, Doctor Claire Roget takes up her new post of clinical psychiatrist at a secure psychiatric unit in Stoke-on-Trent. Six months earlier, her predecessor, Heidi Faro was brutally murdered by one of the inmates in the office she has now inherited. As Claire is adjusting to her new job, she becomes increasingly suspicious that someone else might have been involved in the murder. But Claire finds herself trapped in a vulnerable position: if she speaks she could be accused of a breach of medical confidentiality. But if she keeps silent she could be guilty of failing to protect the public against a dangerous individual. A taut and gripping novel that seeks to explore the shifting boundary between sanity and insanity; this book is sure to play on your mind.

Comic Book Artist Special Edition #1

Author: Jon B. Cooke

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 70

View: 9364

COMIC BOOK ARTIST SPECIAL EDITION is an ALL-NEW 68-page comic book-size extravaganza—with a new full-color BRUCE TIMM cover—focusing on the great DC Comics of the ’70s! It features new interviews and plenty of unpublished art, plus: Interviews with Mark Evanier and Steve Sherman on JACK KIRBY’s Fourth World! ALEX TOTH on his mystery work! NEAL ADAMS on his Superman vs. Muhammad Ali! RUSS HEATH on his Sgt. Rock work! Writer BRUCE JONES discussing BERNIE WRIGHTSON (plus a WRIGHTSON PORTFOLIO)! And a special BRUCE TIMM interview and art gallery!

The Divide: by Matt Taibbi | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries

ISBN: 194342781X

Category: Social Science

Page: 37

View: 9628

The Divide: by Matt Taibbi | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Preview: The Divide by Matt Taibbi approaches the complicated topic of the unequal treatment of defendants in the United States criminal justice system based on wealth, through individual stories and rarely heard cases revealed in court proceedings. In the US, bankers and financial officials whose unethical and illegal behavior contributed to the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent economic scandals rarely faced prosecution for their activities. Instead, either the very smallest actors in those activities were prosecuted, or the companies negotiated fines and settlements outside of court. Many of these cases made use of the collateral consequences, a principle based on a memorandum written by Attorney General Eric Handler that states prosecutors should consider whether prosecution would cause too many lost jobs or too much financial harm to the company. Policing in major US cities generates a high volume of arrests, criminal charges for trivial offenses, and economic incentives not to fight allegations in court… PLEASE NOTE: This is Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review of The DivideOverview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeaways

SBI Clerk Practice Set 2021: Download Latest Guide in Free PDF!




Category: Study Aids

Page: 10

View: 6247

The all-inclusive SBI Clerk Practice Set 2021 has been written lucidly by experts including sectional solved examples on English, Quant and Reasoning. Packed with free answer key and diagrams, this is your one-step guide to crack SBI Clerk 2021.

The Age Factor in Second Language Acquisition

Author: David Michael Singleton,Zsolt Lengyel

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853593017

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 5249

This book takes a hard look at some of the assumptions that are customarily made concerning the role of age in second language acquisition. The evidence and arguments the contributors present run counter to the notion that an early start in second language learning is of itself either absolutely sufficient or necessary for the attainment of native-like mastery of a second language. Another theme of the book is a doubt that there is a particular stage of maturity beyond which language learning is no longer fully possible. In short, the book presents a challenge to those who take it as given that second language learning is inevitably different in its essential nature from language acquisition in the childhood years and that second language knowledge acquired beyond the critical period is in all circumstances and in all respects doomed to fossilize at a non-native-like level.

The Plea of Insanity in Criminal Cases

Author: Forbes Winslow

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 9781230420745


Page: 22

View: 1589

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... morbid images which had fastened themselves on his imagination--it was founded upon existing facts; and while under the dominion of violent passion (not insanity), he committed the murder. In many cases of persons unequivocally insane, it is impossible to trace the connexion between the particular hallucination of the mind, and certain acts which are considered criminal in the eye of the law. There may be a direct relation between the two, but which the lunatic, not being under any apprehension of the consequences, cunningly conceals from observation. In some of these cases of homicidal insanity, the unfortunate patient is driven to the commission of the crime, under the notion that conspiracies are formed against him, and that it is necessary to take away the life of some human being in order to preserve his own. This kind of illusion is a common feature in cases of insanity. For some period before the disordered condition of the imagination becomes very apparent, and often long before medical treatment or confinement are considered necessary, the patient may fancy that his nearest relatives and dearest friends are leagued against him. A person labouring under this form of monomania has been known, for a considerable length of time, to conceal it. Esquirol relates a case of a patient who attempted several times to commit suicide. He would ask for a pistol in order to shoot himself, saying, "I am tired of life." He displayed no illusions, and was of a cheerful turn of mind. It was not until after the lapse of two years that he confessed himself to labour under hallucination both of sight and hearing. He believed himself to be pursued by officials of the police; he saw and heard them, as he imagined, through the apertures of his...

The Comic Book Podcast Companion

Author: Eric Houston

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 1605490180

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 127

View: 5691

Comic book podcasts have taken the Internet by storm, and now TwoMorrows offers you the chance to go behind the scenes of ten of today's top comic book podcasts via all-new interviews with the casts of Around Comics, Word Balloon, QUIET! Panelologists at Work, Comic Book Queers, iFanboy, The Crank Cast, The Collected Comics Library, The Pipeline Podcast, Comic Geek Speak, and TwoMorrows' own Tune-In Podcast! Also featured are new interviews about podcasting and comics on the Internet with creators Matt Fraction, Tim Seeley, and Gene Colan, plus a handy guide on what you'll need to start your own podcast, an index of more than thirty great comic book podcasts, numerous photos of your favorite podcasters, and much more.

You Can Build It Book 2

Author: Joe Meno

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 1605490369

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 1070

YOU CAN BUILD IT is a new ongoing series of instruction books on the art of LEGO® custom building, from the producers of BRICKJOURNAL magazine! Spinning off from BrickJournal’s popular “You Can Build It” column, these FULL-COLOR books are loaded with nothing but STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS by some of the top custom builders in the LEGO fan community. BOOK TWO is for intermediate-to-advanced builders, with even more detailed projects to tackle, including advanced Miniland figures, a miniscale yellow castle, a deep sea scene, a mini USS Constitution, and more! So if you’re ready to go beyond the standard LEGO sets available in stores and move into custom building with the bricks you already own, this ongoing series will quickly take you from novice to expert builder, teaching you key building techniques along the way!