High Crimes

High Crimes

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Do you ever really know the person you marry? Joseph Finder's frighteningly credible novel confirms his place as 1 of America's leading thriller writers. Claire Chapman, a celebrity professor at Harvard law school and a high powered criminal defence attorney, has about as close to a perfect life as you can get. She has just attained National attention for successfully defending a movie star in a rape trial; her2nd husband, Tom Chapman is a charismatic and successful money manager; and she lives in a beautiful house in Boston with her 6 year old daughter. Then a random burglary sets in motion a chain of events that turns her world upside down. A police investigation reveals the chilling fact that Tom is not who he says he is; he never attended the college he says he did, he once had a different name...and a different face. When Tom is arrested and put on trial for a crime he insists he didn't commit - an unspeakable atrocity, a mass murder carried out 13 years ago - Claire puts her reputation on the line to defend him. She must try the casein a sealed high security courtroom: a top secret court-martial run by the Pentagon, in which all the evidence is classified and all the rules are different. And when it becomes evident that the judge - and, in the shadows behind him, a highly placed military leader - will let nothing stand in the way of Tom's being convicted of 1st degree murder, Claire's faith in her husband is tested to the very limit.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 164 x 236 x 36mm | 698.53g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752814222
  • 9780752814223

About Joseph Finder

In addition to fiction, Finder continues to write extensively on espionage and international affairs relations for THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE WASHINGTON POSTshow more