A Cure for Night: A Novel (Vintage Crime Black Lizard) by Justin Peacock

By Justin Peacock

A Washington put up most sensible ebook of the YearEdgar Nominee–Best First Novel Joel Deveraux is a emerging famous person at a white-shoe legislations company in ny. yet after a drug-related scandal expenses him his activity and approximately his legislations license, he slides down the company ladder to the Booklyn Defenders workplace. He arrives simply in time for a excessive profile homicide case, the place he's assigned to paintings with the cruel and savvy Myra Goldstein. With strain from their boss and curiosity from the tabloids, they tackle the safety of a black pot broker from the initiatives who's charged with the homicide of a white collage scholar. Joel fast learns that city legal legislation is a kind of wrestle the place the easiest tale wins–but who’s telling the reality and who’s mendacity are issues of lifestyles and demise.

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When I was a kid I went to church," Paul said. " "I don't know," Paul said. " "That's what church is all about, right? " "You've got a whole lot of better to explore before you get to good," I said. Paul gave me a look, narrowing his eyes while trying to suppress a smile. "I mean, no, I'm not in danger of pulling some variation of that prolonged cry for help you launched, but I know why I do it. I do it for the money, and because I failed to come up with anything more interesting to do. " "You didn't get there the easy way," Paul agreed as the waiter brought us our steak.

You're here on the Tate case," Myra said, moving back behind her desk, stepping lightly around the piles of paper that filled much of the floor of the office. "Right," I said, standing awkwardly until I realized that Myra was not going to suggest that I sit, at which point I took Shelly's chair. The office felt especially cramped because of the disarray on Myra's half, which spilled well over into what should've been Shelly's territory. " "Murder cases are all big ones," Myra said dismissively.

This is not a case where any term of imprisonment is warranted. " Judge Davis looked over at Diaz, who was reading his own file on the case. " she said, wanting to see if the state would agree. A long moment passed. At last the ADA looked up at the judge. "This does seem like a case where probation and outpatient could be warranted," he said. Judge Davis nodded, turning her attention toward Chris. "Mr. " Chris looked at the judge, then back at me. Nobody was ever in a hurry to plead guilty. The defendants were usually a step behind at arraignment, except for the old pros, the lifetime-achievement-award winners who were in and out of the system all the time.

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