Desperate Measures by Kate Wilhelm audiobook

Desperate Measures

By Kate Wilhelm
Read by Marguerite Gavin

Blackstone Publishing

The Barbara Holloway Mysteries: Book 6

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781470890681

  • ISBN: 9780786195787

  • ISBN: 9780786193097

  • ISBN: 9781433268458

Runtime: 13.18 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Trial lawyer Barbara Holloway has a reputation for taking on the toughest cases and winning them. But this time it looks as though she’s up against an unbeatable opponent—the lawyer who taught her everything she knows.

The trial involves the murder of Gus Marchand, a hard-working, God-fearing man who is found dead on his kitchen floor. The locals cast their suspicions toward Alex Feldman, Marchand’s hideously deformed neighbor, without any real evidence linking him to the crime. At the request of a fellow attorney, Barbara agrees to defend him.

The other suspect is the high school principal, Hilde Franz, who’d had an argument with the dead man earlier that week. But Hilde also happens to be an old friend of Barbara’s father, Frank, who has agreed to defend him in court. For the first time in her career, Barbara cannot turn to her father for advice. Quite the contrary: she has to stay one step ahead of him if she’s to have any hope of saving her client. Because she knows only too well what kind of legal mind she’s up against.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As usual, Wilhelm devises a clever plot and peoples it with a cast of well-developed, fully human and complex characters...A solid page turner that should delight the prolific Wilhelm’s many fans.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Wilhelm’s sixth Barbara Holloway legal thriller sustains her reputation as a fine stylist who is able to craft compelling plots and characters.” Publishers Weekly
“Besides being a page-turner, the book offers real food for thought about attitudes toward the deformed physically as well as toward anyone who is ‘different’…These characters suffer the consequences of their actions and leave readers pondering their fates.” School Library Journal
“A satisfying read for thriller fans.” Booklist
“Fast-paced, plausible, and entertaining.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Kate Wilhelm

Author Bio: Kate Wilhelm

Kate Wilhelm (1928–2018) was the bestselling author of dozens of novels and short-story collections. Among her novels are the popular courtroom thrillers featuring attorney Barbara Holloway. Her other works include the science fiction classic Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 13.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English