Hostile Witness

Hostile Witness

A Novel

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Struggling to survive in his meager two-member partnership, Philadelphia lawyer Victor Carl is asked to represent a chief aide to a crooked councilman, who wants Carl to play along while the aide is set up

Blackwell North Amer
Victor Carl is a hungry, young Philadelphia lawyer who knows what he wants. The only problem is, nobody wants to give it to him.
As his own debts and bitterness threaten to drive him out of the law, Victor receives the sort of prospect he's been craving since law school. Opportunity knocks in the form of Philadelphia blue blood and rainmaker William Prescott, who offers to hire Victor to help with his firm's defense of Jimmy Moore, a legendary councilman being charged with murder and racketeering. All Victor must do is follow Prescott's lead in the case, and fame, not to mention a whole host of lucrative new clients, will be his for the taking.
It's not long, however, before Victor discovers that this dream offer is closer to a Faustian nightmare. Faced with the prospect of sending a potentially innocent man to his death, Victor becomes a pawn in a deadly game that may have lethal consequences for both himself and his client.

Baker
& Taylor

Struggling to survive in his meager two-member partnership, Philadelphia lawyer Victor Carl is asked to represent a chief aide to a crooked councilman, who wants Carl to play along while the aide is set up. A first novel. 75,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Regan Books, c1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060391461
0060391464
Characteristics: 501 p. ; 24 cm

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FavouriteFiction Oct 06, 2009

Victor Carl has been given a chance to turn his struggling career as a lawyer around. If he works on the trial of a councilman he will have a shot at fame and fortune. The only problem is that a potentially innocent man may be sent to his death.
Setting: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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