‘You must watch your back when somebody you trust steps behind you.’

Hugh Freyl is the most respected lawyer in Springfield, Illinois. That he is blind only enhances his reputation: justice should be blind. And yet late one night, in the library of his law firm, he is savagely beaten to death.

There is just one obvious suspect: David Marion, a convicted killer from the wrong side of the tracks. Hugh himself secured David’s release from a brutal maximum security penitentiary. David has never seemed grateful.

But how much – or how little – does it take to make a man kill?


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Published: April 12, 2012    ISBN: B007IKZJJ2    Publisher: Simon and Schuster    Review

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