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The Resource Indefensible : a novel, Lee Goodman

Indefensible : a novel, Lee Goodman

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Indefensible : a novel
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Indefensible
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a novel
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Lee Goodman
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eng
Summary
When a birdwatcher stumbles on a crime in the woods, federal prosecutor Nick Davis uncovers a high-stakes plot involving small-time drug dealers, petty thieves, domestic abuse perpetrators, child pornographers, and the highest offices of the legal system
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  • Assistant U.S. Attorney Nick Davis, in a moment of weak parenting, decides to take his teenage daughter, Lizzie, along to a possible grave-site search in the woods. In a nice departure from the usual teenage-girl angst, Lizzie is mature and kind, and has a close relationship with her father. Nick doesn’t expect to find anything on this venture, but a body does turn up, and the bird-watcher who reported it is killed. A couple of drug dealers are the main suspects, but the story twists further when more bodies are found. As the case develops, Nick starts to suspect some of his own coworkers, prompting an attack of serious paranoia. In a bizarre twist, Nick’s most ardent opponent, a pugnacious defense attorney, becomes his sounding board and counsel. Nick has always put his faith in the justice system, but this case truly tests him, and he finds himself reexamining his own beliefs and those of almost everyone around him. Attorney Goodman easily makes the transition to fiction writer, as have his brethren Scott Turow and John Lescroart. -- Alesi, Stacy (Reviewed 05-01-2014) (Booklist, vol 110, number 17, p34)
  • /* Starred Review */ In Goodman’s stellar first novel, a legal thriller, 53-year-old federal prosecutor Nick Davis is beguiled by Cassandra Randall, an attractive birdwatcher who happens to have witnessed a surreptitious burial in an unnamed state park that could be in New England. Cassandra guides the authorities to the site, where they unearth the body of a young man, who turns out to be “a shy and likable kid who was selling pot to pay his college tuition.” More deaths follow. Nick, who heads the criminal division of his district’s U.S. Attorney’s office, turns for help to such distinctive supporting characters as his world-weary FBI agent friend, Chip d’Villafranca, and colleague Upton Cruthers, his probable successor if Nick gets a Circuit Court judgeship. A “rotten summer” of killings turns into a bitter autumn of self-doubt for Nick, who wrestles with both the prosecutor’s sin, failure of objectivity, and the defender’s, failure of loyalty. Nick knows that he must hold fast to the law, until he learns the cost. Agent: Janet Reid, FinePrint Literary Management. (June) --Staff (Reviewed April 14, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 15, p)
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10314078
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Goodman, Lee
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.O577
LC item number
I53 2014
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Nick Davis novel
Series volume
1
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  • Lawyers
  • Murderers
  • Criminal justice system
  • Corruption
  • Murder
  • Murder investigation
  • Drug smuggling
  • Criminals
Target audience
adult
Label
Indefensible : a novel, Lee Goodman
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volume
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text
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Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781476728001
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • 852226423
  • (OCoLC)852226423
Label
Indefensible : a novel, Lee Goodman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781476728001
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 852226423
  • (OCoLC)852226423

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