Violent Crimes: An Amanda Jaffe Novel

Version: Unabridged
Author: Phillip Margolin
Narrator: Therese Plummer
Genres: Suspense
Publisher: HarperAudio
Published In: October 2016
Length: 1 hour
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Dale Masterson, a wealthy lawyer who has built a career representing coal and oil companies, has enemies including his own son, Brandon, a fanatical eco-warrior who despises everything his father stands for.

When Dale is found beaten to death, Brandon is spotted fleeing the scene. He confesses to the murder, proclaiming it an act of revenge against his father s controversial clients. Veteran attorney Amanda Jaffe is hired to represent him, but what seems like an open-and-shut case quickly begins to unravel.

Weeks before Dale s death, a colleague at his large law firm was also the victim of a violent killing. A junior employee stands accused of Christine Larson s murder, but in the aftermath, questions emerge about the firm s business practices as well as evidence of Dale s involvement in some troubling irregularities. Amanda suspects Brandon may not be telling the truth, but if he didn t kill his father, who did?

Smart, fierce, and unafraid of confronting the truth, even if doing so puts her in danger, Amanda begins to dig deeper. What she finds will force her to make the hardest professional decision of her life.

Author Details

Author Details

Margolin, Phillip

Phillip Margolin has written nineteen novels, many of them New York Times bestsellers, including his latest novels Woman with a Gun, Sleight of Hand, and the Washington trilogy. Each displays a unique, compelling insider s view of criminal behavior, which comes from his long background as a criminal defense attorney who has handled thirty murder cases. Winner of the Distinguished Northwest Writer Award, he lives in Portland, Oregon.