By Sheldon Siegel
Unique situations brought an exhilarating new voice in felony fiction - a expertise so unique, it drew comparisons with the very most sensible tier of court docket mystery writers. Now Sheldon Siegel offers a brand new problem for protection legal professional Mike Daley - ex-priest, ex-husband, ex-public defender - and it's a high-profile zinger: a case he doesn't imagine he can win for a shopper he can't stand. It starts off with a mobile name Mike Daley by no means anticipated to get, from District legal professional Prentice Marshall Gates III, San Francisco's leader legislations enforcement officer and front-runner candidate for California lawyer basic. acquaintances they're now not; Skipper Gates had led the cost to get Mike fired from his activity as a companion in a prestigious legislations company. yet Gates wishes Daley now - and desires him badly. He's simply been arrested. it sounds as if a few hours previous he awakened in an armchair in his lodge room and located the useless physique of a tender male prostitute within the mattress. the main points that proceed to emerge from the crime scene are tabloid heaven. The SFPD is sure Gates did it. The prosecutors are already conversing the dying penalty, and there's not anything within the mounting proof, and positively now not in Gates's unpersuasive denials, to persuade Daley and his companion (and ex-wife) Rosie of his innocence. yet whether he's mendacity, it's their task to protect him, and that suggests checking out what quite occurred. convinced sufficient, the deeper they dig, the seamier their findings. An array of influential energy agents is all too able to disguise questionable actions which can - or would possibly not - hook up with the sufferer. There's a crusade supervisor along with his personal soiled secrets and techniques, a shady net entrepreneur who trades flesh for money, a famous businessman who makes use of muscle to maintain his company prospering. Mike and Rosie chase down trails that take them from the bottom depths of the project District, the place medicinal drugs and our bodies are consistently on the market, to the gated mansions of Pacific Heights, all of the whereas contending with a tribulation that will get lower than method at the same time they're frantically attempting to piece jointly what's relatively at stake within the case opposed to Gates. Its riveting mixture of within wisdom, strong suspense, court intrigue, and ironic humor makes Incriminating facts an edge-of-the-seat novel that might carry readers from the first actual web page to its startling denouement.
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Looking up she saw Gareth shaking his head angrily, and his left hand suddenly disarranged his perfectly tied cravat. "But you must eat, sweetheart ... You must keep up your strength ... And if you are good this morning, Mr. De Lakes will help you also with other things .... See what a kind and friendly man he is! He understands our problem, dear, also ... He has not been immune either ... " )) At that moment Sidney's spine froze for the youth let out a cry like that of a wild animal which feels a bullet graze its skull.
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Incriminating Evidence (Mike Daley, Book 2) by Sheldon Siegel