Fox Is Framed by Lachlan Smith audiobook

Fox Is Framed: A Leo Maxwell Mystery

By Lachlan Smith
Read by R. C. Bray

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

The Leo Maxwell Series: Book 3

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665154727

  • ISBN: 9781665154703

  • ISBN: 9781665154710

Runtime: 7.05 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the thrilling third novel in the series, Oakland attorney Leo Maxwell returns to the dark place where the Maxwell family saga began.

Lachlan Smith won great critical acclaim for his first novel in the Leo Maxwell series, Bear Is Broken, a Shamus Award finalist and Kirkus Reviews the best book of the year that William Bernhardt called "one of the best debuts I've read in years." The second Lew Maxwell mystery, Lion Plays Rough, continued the story, and now, in the utterly suspenseful Fox Is Framed, Smith confronts anew the drama that has haunted Leo—and his recently Brain-damaged elder brother, Teddy—since childhood.

Faced with evidence of stunning prosecutorial misconduct, a San Francisco judge has ordered a new trial for the Maxwell brothers' father, Lawrence, who was convicted of killing their mother twenty-one years before. A prison snitch soon turns up dead, with Lawrence the only suspect, and Leo teams up with hotspot attorney Nina Schuyler to defend Lawrence against murder charges both old and new. Working on the streets while Nina handles the action in the courtroom, Leo is forced to confront the darkness at the center of his life as he follows a trial of corruption and danger the leads to the very steps of City Hall.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Smith does a masterful turn in Fox Is Framed. A sharp-edged legal thriller with the deep emotional undertones of family drama and tragedy.” Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author
“This book never took me where I expected it would. The story is smart, complex, and original…The characters got me hooked, the legal story got me to stay, and the originality of the telling stuck with me when I was finished.” Mystery Scene
“The complex family dynamics that Smith explored in his earlier books only become more intriguing in his superlative third Leo Maxwell mystery…Smith is masterly in creating realistic courtroom scenes, including the subtleties of witness examination and, even more impressively, enhances the trial with the human drama of the Maxwell family.” Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)
“Smith elegantly blends courtroom suspense and family misfortune without ever slipping into melodrama; the line Maxwell family members walk between innocence and guilt becomes more blurred with every step and turn of the page.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Smith skillfully blends taut courtroom drama with investigative suspense…The mystery is well played. Smith’s greatest success, however, is in his gripping telling of the story of Leo’s, Teddy’s, and Lawrence’s different struggles to find their own resolution to the tragedy that has haunted their lives.” Booklist
“Some of the sharpest courtroom cut and thrust since Presumed Innocent.” Kirkus Reviews
“Narrator R. C. Bray’s tough-guy voice works perfectly with Smith’s classic hard-boiled mystery. His timing is especially good in courtroom scenes, and he differentiates characters well…[the story] will keep you listening.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Lachlan Smith

Author Bio: Lachlan Smith

Lachlan Smith was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford and received an MFA from Cornell. His fiction has appeared in the Best New American Voices series. In addition to writing novels, he is an attorney practicing in the area of civil rights and employment law.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 7.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English