By William Bernhardt
Bestselling writer William Bernhardt is an unsurpassed grasp at mixing mental suspense with gripping, surprise-filled criminal motion. Now, Bernhardt and his crusading legal professional Ben Kincaid go back in an exciting tale of affection, hate, and the ability of a court to split deception from the truth.
In Tulsa, Ben Kincaid has outfitted a countrywide acceptance as a stalwart protection lawyer who will struggle tirelessly for his consumers. In Evanston, Illinois, Johnny Christensen has outfitted a countrywide acceptance as a sadistic bigot who beat and stabbed a homosexual guy and left him to die. whilst Johnny’s mom involves Ben and begs him to protect her son, he has one mystery reason behind asserting no.
But whereas Ben turns down the case, his more youthful, appealing accomplice, Christina McCall, doesn't. touring to Chicago and dealing with an explosion of controversy and lethal violence surrounding the trial, Christina steps right into a case that's already approximately misplaced. Her client’s simply safeguard is his declare that he left his sufferer bludgeoned yet alive. To end up that somebody else devoted the particular homicide, Christina wishes a bit of evidence—and an exceptional purpose to compliment it.
When unexpected conditions strength Ben Kincaid to go into the trial, the safeguard lawyer sees just one option to end up Johnny’s innocence. yet Ben’s plan capability luring a killer out of the woodwork—even although he may well kill back. . . .
A novel of gut-wrenching twists and surprises, this mystery brilliantly explores the passions among lovers—and the passions in the back of society’s so much heinous crimes. once more, the striking William Bernhardt makes us problem each assumption, second-guess each judgment, and think the fear of the truth.
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Hate Crime by William Bernhardt