Defense attorney David Nash has made a career out of setting monsters free -- and no one does it better. Now a case has come to "The Ice Man" that could help cleanse Nash of the guilt and doubts that torment him: that rarest of all defendants, an innocent man.
A fellow lawyer has been accused of a heinous crime -- the brutal murder of an undercover vice cop. But the case that is supposed to be Nash's redemption could prove to be his downfall, dragging him into a dark and sinister world where lies and the truth are interchangeable; where the manipulator becomes the manipulated; and where every answer spawns more complex and terrifying questions. And as the shadows close in around him, the final question that remains for David Nash concerns his own fate: life ... or death?
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A brilliant lawyer. A dangerous affair. A brutal murder. And a client who just might be...
The Last Innocent Man
David Nash, defense attorney. The papers call him the Ice Man -- cool, unruffled, practically invincible in the courtroom. Most of the clients he defends are guilty. A few may even be monsters. Suddenly the Ice Man is assailed by doubts and unanswerable questions. What is the cost of each victory, each rapist or murderer set free -- to society and to Nash's soul? Then, along comes a case that may be Nash's redemption. A rising lawyer and family man is accused of the brutal murder of an undercover vice cop.
Finally, a client whose innocence Nash can believe in. But as the case moves toward trial, new doubts grip him: What is truth and what is carefully fabricated falsehood? Is Nash, a master at handling juries, being manipulated himself? By the time Nash's perfect case is finished, the questions become a matter of life and death.
"Jampacked plot... (Margolin) shows us... the difficulties of lawyers as people practicing in a system of justice which is the same for the guilty and the innocent... and exposes the costs paid by a conscientious lawyer in the coin of human feeling." -- The Washington Post.
"Exciting stumper, high pitched courtroom drama." -- Booklist.
"An intricate tale that weighs guilt, justice, and the law, this book also has plenty of action and drama. A real spellbinder." -- Library Journal
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