Working within the legal system isn’t easy. Sometimes cases hit too close to home, and other times they just get out of control. Legal thrillers provide plenty of drama, plot twists, and suspense to keep you turning the pages.
Try one of the following titles, available from JMRL:
Defending Jacob by William Landay – His happy life and long-time respectability as a suburban Massachusetts assistant district attorney shattered when his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student, Andy Barber faces a wrenching decision about family loyalty when the facts increasingly suggest that the boy is guilty.
Gray Mountain by John Grisham – Losing her job at New York City’s largest law firm in the weeks after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Samantha becomes an unpaid intern in a small Appalachian community where she stumbles upon dangerous secrets.
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult – In the aftermath of a horrific small-town school shooting, lawyer Jordan McAfee finds himself defending a youth who desperately needs someone on his side, while intrepid detective Patrick DuCharme works with a primary witness in the daughter of the superior court judge assigned to the case.
Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales by Randy Singer – Lawyer and ex-convict Landon Reed, desperate to prove his worth, takes a high-profile murder case, but when his boss and other lawyers in the firm are murdered, Landon must find the killer before he become the next target.
The Professor by Robert Bailey – When the retired law professor Thomas Jackson McMurtrie refers a case to a brilliant former student, he unravels a web of arson, bribery, and greed, but when it is time to go to trial the student needs help from his former teacher.
A Good Killing by Allison Leotta – Newly single after calling off her wedding, sex-crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis is summoned home to Michigan when her old high school coach–a hometown hero–is killed in a fiery car crash. But Anna isn’t there to prosecute a crime: she’s home to support her innocent sister Jody, who has been wrongfully accused of the coach’s murder. But maybe Jody isn’t so innocent after all?
The Children Act by Ian McEwan – A highly respected London judge hides behind her professional accomplishments her decision to separate from a husband who wants an open marriage, a loss that challenges her beliefs throughout a case involving parents whose faith forbids a life-saving transfusion for their son.