Presumption of Guilt

Presumption of Guilt

Book - 1998
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In her debut novel, Lelia Kelly tackles a provocative subject and crafts a riveting legal thriller to rival the best of John Grisham and Nancy Taylor Rosenberg.

Dynamic Atlanta lawyer Laura Chastain has developed a hard-earned reputation for waging uncompromising courtroom battles, inciting tabloid headlines, and making enemies on both sides of the law. Now, basking in the glow of her latest legal triumph, she is about to plunge straight into the heart of Atlanta's most controversial trial: defending an unscrupulous white cop indicted for killing a black suspect held in custody.

As Laura soon learns, the case isn't as simple as the charge. Detective Jeff Williams insists he's innocent. But he has no alibi -- only the suspicion that the accused child rapist was murdered for one reason: to destroy the veteran cop.

If Laura's willing to believe her client, then she must also believe the unthinkable. That Williams knew something damning about his fellow brothers in blue and that a deadly cover-up of murder and corruption is operating at the highest levels of the Atlanta police force. As she tries to untangle the web of lies that obscure guilt and innocence, Laura finds herself up against tough challenges -- challenges that could cost Laura her career...and maybe her life.

Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, c1998
ISBN: 9781575662497
Characteristics: 231 p. ; 24 cm


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