Steven Drury, a respectable barrister, is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Returning to his car after a late-night party, he is knocked to the ground. He catches a clear glimpse of his assailant's face when the man opens his car door to flee. It is enough for him to identify his attacker, Daniel Fitch, in a police line-up. But, unluckily for Drury, Fitch was running from a robbery gone wrong, one in which he murdered a jeweller. Fitch isn't going to go down without a fight. He's determined to make Drury change his evidence, by any means possible. Soon, Drury is faced with a terrible dilemma: perjure himself and ruin his legal career, or allow an innocent girl to die...
©2010 Jeffery Ashford (P)2011 Soundings
Quite frankly the biggest load of tosh that I have ever spent money on. Terrible (if any) research into how a criminal investigation and trial would proceed, and when compared to other crime writers left painfully wanting. To be fair I'm sure the book was not helped by such a tedious reader without any flair for his chosen profession. Do yourself a favour and save the £12 or so quid for a few pints the weekend.
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