Legal Briefs

Legal Briefs

Stories by Today's Best Legal Thriller Writers

Book - 1998
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William Bernhardt, author of seven bestselling novels featuring attorney Ben Kincaid, asked ten of his fellow lawyer/authors to contribute their most fiendishly clever short pieces for this anthology, and told them their imaginations were their only guides.  The result isLegal Briefs,a smorgasbord of stories boasting a wonderful variety of themes and styles.  From John Grisham's exploration of a doctor's guilt in "The Birthday" to Richard North Patterson's story of a lawyer's loyalty to his mentor in "The Client," to Grif Stockley's tale of a divorce lawyer who learns the hard way that things are not always what they seem, these pieces showcase the extraordinary depth and breadth of talent among the new breed of legal thriller writers. Some of these stories feature twisting and inventive plots; some illuminate the moral dilemmas and psychological complexities faced by the modern-day lawyer; some are good, old-fashioned yarns.  But for all their diversity of approaches and characters, these writers understand that the courtrooms and law firms from which they came offer the raw material for the most dramatic, suspenseful stories you can read. Legal Briefswill be a delight for fans of all these bestselling authors, and a splendid introduction to their talents for readers new to the genre.   Author proceeds from the sale of this book are being donated to the Children's Defense Fund.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1998
ISBN: 9780385491389
0385491387
Characteristics: xii, 292 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Bernhardt, William 1960-

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