A Cure for Night: A Novel (Vintage Crime Black Lizard) by Justin Peacock

By Justin Peacock

A Washington publish most sensible ebook of the YearEdgar Nominee–Best First Novel Joel Deveraux is a emerging megastar at a white-shoe legislations enterprise in new york. yet after a drug-related scandal charges him his activity and approximately his legislation license, he slides down the company ladder to the Booklyn Defenders place of work. He arrives simply in time for a excessive profile homicide case, the place he's assigned to paintings with the cruel and savvy Myra Goldstein. With strain from their boss and curiosity from the tabloids, they tackle the safeguard of a black pot broker from the initiatives who's charged with the homicide of a white university scholar. Joel fast learns that city legal legislation is a sort of wrestle the place the simplest tale wins–but who’s telling the reality and who’s mendacity are concerns of existence and dying.

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She then launched into a brief overview of how having a public defender worked. The small, stuffy room was even more uncomfortable with Lorenzo in it; I felt myself starting to sweat. Myra asked Lorenzo if he could afford to retain a lawyer. " Lorenzo asked. "Prices vary pretty widely. But for a murder case, if it actually goes to trial, I would think even the cheap side's going to be around fifty thousand," Myra said. Lorenzo looked disappointed by this answer. He glanced down and shook his head.

Paul asked flatly. " I asked, realizing as I said it that I already knew, my understanding racing ahead of my information. "She was getting high," Paul said, a little anger entering his voice. " I said. Paul was unable to meet my eyes. "Apparently she vomited after losing consciousness. The old rock-star routine. " There was a high-pitched noise, a shrill metallic whine buzzing in my ears, loud enough to drown out everything else. I tried to imagine what my appropriate reaction to this news should be.

I looked down at the file as I walked, furrowing my brow as though sifting through conflicting evidence, when really I was just double-checking my client's name. I had a pathological fear of calling a client by the wrong name. I'd never actually done it myself, but I'd seen it happen more than once. To me, this was the bluntest possible reminder of the assembly-line nature of the work we did here, and I didn't think I'd be able to stand it if I ever made that mistake. Two court officers brought Delaney over to stand beside me.

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