When Cassandra Warren, the wife of one of the wealthiest business tycoons in Kentucky, is brutally murdered at her lake home, criminal attorney Hunter Cameron’s own nightmare is just beginning. Cassandra’s death is the precise echo of a murder that occurred over forty years before—a case that nearly destroyed Hunter’s own attorney father. Only this time, it is Hunter’s best friend Kirk who is the prime suspect in the vicious slaying.
Caught up in a tangled web of small town intrigue and politics, Hunter fights to prove his friend’s innocence. What no one knows is that Hunter is hiding a deadly secret of his own and that catching the real killer and saving Kirk’s life may very well cost him his own…
“HONOR THY FATHER has it all! It's an edge-of-your-seat suspense novel, a touching coming of age story, and a gripping legal thriller with a climax you'll remember long after you turn the last page. It truly is a haunting thrill ride of a novel!"—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author
Jason Holland is an attorney practicing in western Kentucky. He lives with his wife and daughter and their pets—Payton, Gabby, and Pearl. In his spare time he dedicates himself to cheerleading their daughter as she cheerleads (awkwardly, as only a middle-aged dad can), participates in local theater, plays tennis, struggles with golf, and obsesses to an unhealthy degree over his beloved Chicago Bears. He is currently working on the sequel to Honor Thy Father.
New York Times bestseller Teresa Medeiros wrote her first novel at the age of twenty-one, introducing readers to one of the most beloved and versatile voices in women's fiction. She has appeared on every national bestseller list, including the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly lists. She currently has over ten million books in print and is published in over seventeen languages. Teresa lives in Kentucky with her husband and her cat Willow Tum-Tum.
It is the most sensational murder trial since O. J. Simpson's. The nation is obsessed with Sydney Bennett, a sexy nightclub waitress and good-time girl accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter for cramping her party life. When he had agreed to defend Sydney, Jack Swyteck knew he'd be taking on the toughest and most controversial case of his career.
Millions of "TV jurors" have convicted Sydney in the court of public opinion.
When the shocking verdict of not guilty is announced, citizens across the country are outraged, and Jack is bombarded by the fallout: angry, profanity-laced phone calls and even outright threats. Media-fed rumors of "blood money"—purported seven-figure book and movie deals—ratchet up the hysteria, putting Jack's client and everyone around her at risk.
On the night of Sydney's release, an angry mob outside the jail has gathered to serve its own justice. In the frenzy, an innocent young woman bearing a striking resemblance to the reviled Sydney Bennett ends up in a coma. While the media blame Jack and his defense team, the victim's parents reach out to him, requesting his help. They don't believe the attack was the tragic result of random mob violence.
Searching for the truth about what happened that night, Jack makes a frightening discovery. Larger and much more powerful forces are working in the shadows, and what happened outside the jail is a symptom of an evil that infected the show-stopping trial and media-spun phenomenon of Sydney Bennett.
Lillian Adams is going on trial for the murder of her wealthy husband before Judge John Murray, to whom she has been like a daughter since childhood. Despite this long, shared history, both the prosecutor and defense attorney agree that Murray should sit on the case, and Murray himself knows he must. For he believes that if he steps down and another judge is appointed, there will be little hope for Lillian. The prosecutor is a sadistic psychopath who will pervert the law to convict Lillian and do everything in his power to hurt Judge Murray. And Murray must save Lillian.
Gerry Spence takes readers through shocking twists and suspenseful courtroom scenes that only the great maestro of the courtroom himself could create. Court of Lies goes beyond being a great legal thriller. It questions the very basis of our legal system and its ability to discover the truth and deliver justice.
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