Key Witness

Key Witness

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Successful corporate attorney Wyatt Matthews has gone and done the unthinkable - traded in the power and prestige of multimillion-dollar deal-making for the life of Public Defender in the gritty maze of the criminal courts system. Against the advice of his partners and the wishes of his wife, Wyatt takes on a seemingly unwinnable case: the defense of Marvin White, a young black man with a criminal record who has been accused of seven vicious rape-murders. With the city on the edge of panic, all odds are against White's beating the rap - especially when he is identified at the scene of the latest slaying.The trial will exact a price higher than even Wyatt knows. With the State's entire case resting on the airtight testimony of one key witness, he must assemble his own arsenal of unbeatable legal weapons. His most powerful ally is a black drug dealer who has his own shadowy reasons for offering to help clear White. As he plays for the highest stakes of all in a charged arena where class lines are drawn in blood, sex is used to distort the truth, and erupting racial tensions threaten to divide the city, Wyatt realizes that this is a case that goes beyond one man's innocence or guilt. Forced to question his own hidden motives as his faith and loyalty are put to the ultimate test, he struggles to discover exactly where true justice lies.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 45.72mm | 884.5g
  • Dutton Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 052594334X
  • 9780525943341

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