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by Dudley W Buffa

  Print book : Fiction  |  First hardcover edition

Political murder   (about a month ago)


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by Carolefort

Thank you to Polis Books and NetGalley for an advance e-copy of Necessity by DW Buffa in exchange for an honest review. This novel is the latest in a series featuring defense attorney Joseph Antonelli but it reads well as a standalone. The plot is ripped from the headlines, in particular since the US presidential election of 2016. Joseph Antonelli is hired to defend a man accused of murdering the president on Air Force One in San Francisco. The defendant admits to the crime but invokes the law of necessity which could find him exonerated. This is a trial like no other and the outcome will shock you, while also reminding you of characters that appear regularly in political news. The novel is well written, with the legalese well explained and the tension kept to the maximum.

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