Wilkes on TrialHardback
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- Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE VALUE PUB
- Format: Hardback
- Publication date: 1 December 1951
- ISBN 10: 0517164019
- ISBN 13: 9780517164013
"[A] marvelously crafted tale of life, lust and ludicrousness that embodies every known lawyer joke....There are pllenty of murder suspects and twists of fate in WILKES to keep you guessing. And there is plenty of tongue-in-cheek, downright fun in this fiction to keep even a courtroom neophyte chuckling."THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNEAs usual John Wilkes takes on an impossible case: the victim is pretty, blind, and white, and the accused is anything but. On top of that he's the longtime leader of a notorious gang. Unfortunately, Wilkes feels he's more likely to get justice from the former KGB than from Judge Y. Knott and his reputable chamber of horrors. The hatred and contempt between the two is vocal from the start. But Judge Knott won't be getting the last word: he's soon found slumped over his desk with a knife in his back. And Wilkes is the prime suspect from a drunken night he can barely remember....
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