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Offer of Proof av Robert Heilbrun
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Offer of Proof (utgåvan 2004)

av Robert Heilbrun (Författare)

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A beautiful businesswoman is robbedand murdered. With her last breath, she identifies her assailant. Or does she?Damon Tucker, a young kid from Harlem, is quickly charged with the murder. He maintains his innocence from the beginning despite some incredibly damning evidence. Soon the only person standing between Damon and a possible death sentence is his public defender, Arch Gold, a tough courtroom veteran who knows every move in the game of criminal justice in New York City. But in this case Gold quickly discovers that nothing is what it seems and the rules of evidence don't always apply. This may be a case he can't win. Through Gold's eyes, we meet an unforgettable cast of characters on both sides of the law: a judge who smiles at everyone but favors the death penalty; an old bookie who's trying to keep the government from seizing his IRAs; a young stripper with a big mouth; and a stick-up artist who wants a day job. Each has a surprising role to play as Gold faces the biggest challenge of his career, risking his reputation -- and his life -- to find the truth. With more than a decade of experience as a public defender, Robert Heilbrun is intimately familiar with the workings of the criminal justice system, inside and outside the courtroom. In Offer of Proof, Heilbrun puts his legal expertise to use in this stunning and beautifully written thriller with a shocking twist.… (mer)

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A very good read about the public defenders side of the justice system with believeable characters. ( )
  lewilliams | Oct 18, 2017 |
Charlotte King is robbed and murdered in New York City. The police find Damon Tucker a few blocks away, running. They bring him to Charlotte and she seems to identify Damon before dieing. Damon also had $180.00 in his pocket and this was suspicious.
Arch Gold, veteran defense attorney gets the case.

Damon believes that the police are setting him up and Arch must prove Damon's innocence so he checks into Damon's story and comes to believe his innocence.

Checking with Damon's employer, Arch finds that Damon's take home pay is $180.00 and the reason he had it with him is that he way going to buy his mother a gift. Further, Arch finds that Charlotte King had been sleeping with her employer, the ruthless David Yates. Yates owns a P.I. firm that he plans to take public within a year and could make millions and Arch thinks the Charlotte knew something about David or the firm and was blackmailing Yates.
Yates tries to frighten Arch off the case but Arch continues and finds things out that should be read (Not want to give plot away).
Well done book with good characters and good drama. ( )
  mikedraper | Aug 19, 2009 |
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A beautiful businesswoman is robbedand murdered. With her last breath, she identifies her assailant. Or does she?Damon Tucker, a young kid from Harlem, is quickly charged with the murder. He maintains his innocence from the beginning despite some incredibly damning evidence. Soon the only person standing between Damon and a possible death sentence is his public defender, Arch Gold, a tough courtroom veteran who knows every move in the game of criminal justice in New York City. But in this case Gold quickly discovers that nothing is what it seems and the rules of evidence don't always apply. This may be a case he can't win. Through Gold's eyes, we meet an unforgettable cast of characters on both sides of the law: a judge who smiles at everyone but favors the death penalty; an old bookie who's trying to keep the government from seizing his IRAs; a young stripper with a big mouth; and a stick-up artist who wants a day job. Each has a surprising role to play as Gold faces the biggest challenge of his career, risking his reputation -- and his life -- to find the truth. With more than a decade of experience as a public defender, Robert Heilbrun is intimately familiar with the workings of the criminal justice system, inside and outside the courtroom. In Offer of Proof, Heilbrun puts his legal expertise to use in this stunning and beautifully written thriller with a shocking twist.

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