Riveting follow-up to William Lashner’s first novel, Hostile Witness.
Victor Carl is back, and this time he just wants to get his money and get out alive. Hired to wrap up the affairs of a suicidal heiress, Jacqueline Shaw, Carl soon discovers it wasn’t suicide at all, but murder. Thrown into a web of deceit and danger by his discovery, Carl races against time to untangle the truth, a journey that will carry him from Philadelphia to the jungles of Belize and back again. The solution to the murder, Carl realizes, lies in unravelling the true story of Shaw’s family, the Reddmans, a story that grows more and more gothic as he moves backwards along the family tree until, in a shocking plot twist, Victor finds the answer to Shaw’s murder in a note written decades ago.
Add to the mix a crime war that Carl stumbles into the middle of, and a wildly eccentric cast of supporting characters, and you have the makings of a big success.
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Victor Carl, the endearingly crooked but highly effective Philadelphia defence attorney of choice for professional criminals great and small, is back--which is good news for the many fans of William Lashner's Hostile Witness. In Veritas, Carl is hired by a young woman who is convinced that her sister's suicide was really a Mob hit. But Carl, who knows a Mob hit when he sees one, doesn't believe it. He and his attractive client search for the truth inside Veritas (get it?), the shabby mansion where the family secrets lie buried.Review:
Critical acclaim for Hostile Witness:
“Lashner navigates the seamy side of the legal profession with skilful pacing, finding betrayals, both personal and professional, at every turn. Suspenseful… a promising debut”
“William Lashner is a remarkable new writer – quick, witty, funny, authoritative”
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Book Description 1998-11-16., 1998. Book Condition: New. HarperCollins. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 592pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1723533