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The Prosecution (2001)

The Prosecution (2001)
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0449006905 (ISBN13: 9780449006900)
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The Prosecution (2001)
The Prosecution (2001)

About book: In this follow-up to The Defense, Joseph Anttonelli returns to the courtroom, this time, as a special prosecutor. I actually read this one twice; the first time, it was the only D.W. Buffa book we had in the NLS collection, and I had no idea it was part of a series. (Sidenote for my fellow blind readers: The rest of the series is available o audio; this book is only available in braille).After leaving the practice of law at the end of The Defense, Joseph Antonelli has retreated to the home left to him upon the death of his friend Judge Leopold Rifkin. Feeling as though he shouldn't practicce law anymorre, he has becomee isolated, living with his books and not much else. A friend finally convinces him to come out of retirement when it is learned that an assistant D.A. may have hirred a hit man tto kill his wife so he can be with the other D.A. he truly lovves; and now, that hit man, who has been busted for other crimes, is rready to talk. Now on the other side of the council table, Antonelli prosecutes the case. While this is going on, the wife of one of his best friends is accused of murder, but did she do it, or did her husband? It's also up to Antonelli to prove her innocence. Will he win? You decide.Another page-turner by Buffa; worth reading.
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Joseph Antonelli is coaxed out of retirement by a judge, an old friend, who has learned of a charge against the current chief deputy D.A. that he had had his wife killed. The confessed killer, offered the testimony that he had been hired to kill her in return for a reduced sentence.We'll forget details of the plot, or should I say plots, since there are really two distinct story lines, tied together only by Antonelli's friendship with the judge. As is usual in books like this, each story has a little twist at the end that serves to expand our understanding of Antonelli's character as he plays both sides of the fence in this one.Buffa really knows how to write courtroom dialog. Those sections are very hard to put down. Antonelli's ruminations might prove distracting for those who wish a more linear story that moves without pause, but I find it's always nice to stop a while and smell the roses.
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