Witness for the Defense

Witness for the Defense

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Lawyer Kali O'Brien's seemingly routine adoption case takes a disturbing turn when controversial radio host Bram Weaver, claiming to be the father of the baby being adopted by Kali's clients, initiates a custody battle and is later murdered.

Blackwell North Amer
Straightforward and short term: that's precisely the kind of case Kali O'Brien needs at the moment. Yet the Harper adoption makes her uneasy from the start. Maybe it's because psychologist Steven Cross - a man whose path hasn't crossed hers since the tragedy that shattered his life and their forbidden relationship - unexpectedly referred the couple to her. Or could it be that Ted and Terri Harper's previous brush with parenthood ended in heartache when the birth mother changed her mind?
This time around, the former star quarterback and his gorgeous blonde wife aren't taking any chances. They've even moved pregnant Melissa Burke into their lavish Pacific Heights home. As Kali watches her determined clients shower the lonesome teenager with love and attention, she can't help wondering just how desperate they are to claim the unborn child. When Melissa delivers a healthy baby girl and promptly signs the final adoption papers, Kali breathes a sigh of relief...until Bram Weaver surfaces.
The controversial, chauvinistic radio talk show host announces he's the baby's father - a claim Melissa can't dispute. With a sinking heart, Kali prepares to defend the Harpers in a bitter custody battle that's certain to end in the birth father's favor - until the case takes a shocking turn when somebody murders Weaver. Despite Terri Harper's staunch denial, the police have compelling evidence linking her to the crime, leaving Kali to wonder just how far an emotion-fraught new mother will go to protect her child.
With a newborn's fate hanging in the balance and her client buckling under a shroud of suspicion, Kali stumbles into a murky cache of secrets and lies that somebody is desperate to keep hidden - desperate enough to kill again.

& Taylor

Lawyer Kali O'Brien's seemingly routine adoption case takes a disturbing turn when her clients, the Harpers, adopt a baby from a young teenage girl, and controversial radio host, Bram Weaver, claims he is the father of the baby and sues the Harpers for custody, and as a bitter battle ensues, Bram is murdered, and Kali must race against time to catch a killer. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Kensington ; Maidstone : Amalgamated Book Services, 2001
ISBN: 9781575666433
Characteristics: 320 p. ; 24 cm


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Nov 12, 2016

Great Book
Keeps you guessing until the very end.


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