Welcome to my twenty-fifth Wishlist Wednesday; part of the great blog hop hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper. This week I've chosen Defending Evil by Charles Shea
Travis Knight is an extraordinary criminal defence attorney winning high profile cases in Atlanta. One of his recently acquitted clients kills again, which has Travis and his wife Julie, questioning what he does for a living. Travis is shaken to his core, but being a consummate lawyer, he is able to move past his feelings of guilt; Julie isn't.
In a bizarre twist, a mysterious vigilante begins executing Travis’ clients after he wins them an acquittal. This righteous vigilante decides that the clients Travis is helping to put back into society are guilty, and don't deserve to live--the vigilante delivers ultimate justice.
The police only half-heartedly search for the vigilante-off the record, they are glad someone is cleaning-up after the hot-shot attorney.
The vigilante's attention turns to the source, and sends Travis an ultimatum--stop defending guilty clients or he will be the next to be executed. Risking his life, and his marriage, Travis refuses to be intimidated, and continues to defend clients accused of murder.
This story chronicles the labyrinth of high-speed twists and turns of a deadly cat-and-mouse game - a game that can end with only one winner
So first things first... I'm guilty of judging books by their covers and this one doesn't exactly grab my attention very much, though thankfully the synopsis does as it sounds like the perfect mix... dark legal/mystery/thriller... my favourite genres all combined! I'm sure it won't be long before this book joins my kindle TBR list.
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- Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get your hands on and read
- Wrote a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist
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What's on your wishlist this week? Leave me a link to your post, I'll be sure to pop by and check it out!