Deadly Justice

By William Bernhardt

"Bernhardt is a grasp criminal journey advisor, taking the reader during the labyrinth of the judicial procedure of America's heartland."
--Mostly Murder

Ben Kincaid isn't really a famous person legal professional. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, there are just a few attorneys who win headlines and large dollars. So while the infamous Apollo Consortium bargains Ben a role as their in-house advice, he's taking it--for the money.

The violence within the streets outdoors the Apollo is not anything in comparison to the backstabbing politics of the enterprise. And whilst Ben wins his first case, he unwittingly units up a few sour competition along with his colleagues--rivalry that might culiminate in a fellow lawyer's lifeless physique and Ben charged with murder.

"Ben Kincaid is a clean switch from the omniscient, holier-than-thou attorney/investigators whose court acrobatics and aerial legislations screens are extra express than substance."
--Tulsa global

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I’d wish to aid. ” “I imagine i will set up that. specifically on the grounds that leader Blackwell has essentially deputized you. ” “Yeah, with a probability of lifestyles imprisonment. you're thinking that he’s fascinated about hauling me in on the finish of the week? ” “I’m afraid so. lethal critical. ” “Swell. My time is working out. So name me once you get the warrant. ” “Will do, kemo sabe. I’ll be involved. And Ben? ” “Yeah? ” “I picked up a brochure you are drawn to. Have a pleasant day. ” Ben glanced on the brochure Mike had put below a paperweight on his table: SAM AND JERRY’S FLYING CIRCUS—SKYDIVING at the affordable. 19 BEN HAD was hoping TO spend the rest hour till his listening to getting ready. regrettably, simply seconds after Mike left, Crichton sailed in. “Mr. Crichton! ” Ben stated, leaping out of his chair. “I didn’t anticipate to work out you within the place of work this day. How are you feeling? ” Crichton waved the eye away. “Don’t make a fuss, Kincaid. I’m fantastic. The ER doctors advised me to take it effortless for a couple of days. i used to be simply shaken up, that’s all. ” “If I had fallen fifty ft basically to be jerked again a couple of seconds earlier than effect, I’d be greater than simply shaken up. ” “Well, I’ve had shut shaves ahead of. I’ve identified all alongside I wasn’t going to stay ceaselessly. ” He glanced again on the doorway. “Who used to be that guy within the trenchcoat I observed leaving your workplace? ” “Oh, that was once my brother-in-law, Mike,” Ben hedged. “Er, ex-brother-in-law. He’s a pal. ” “He’s the cop. ” “Well, definite. ” “Came to speak to you approximately Howard’s homicide. ” “Right. ” Crichton sat down in a single of Ben’s chairs and pressed” a finger to his lips. “Ben…I imagine your curiosity in Howard’s unlucky dying is admirable. i actually do. yet I’m involved that it may distract you out of your tasks right here on the workplace. ” “I’ve been well timed with all my assignments, Mr. Crichton. ” “I want greater than simply well timed compliance from you, Ben. i want your overall focus. An absolute, twenty-four-hour devotion on your customer. ” His eyebrows knitted. “You understand, i've got a relatives, and that i love them dearly, yet my activity comes first they usually realize it. They comprehend. I suggest no disrespect to Howard’s reminiscence. however the Apollo Consortium is at a severe juncture now—the proposed acquisition of ConSteel, the Ameritech enterprise, and a dozen different both very important offers. We can’t manage to pay for the distraction—or the unfavourable publicity—of a dangerous piece of litigation. I’m hoping on you to nip the Nelson case within the bud. ” “I’m doing every thing i will, Mr. Crichton. As I advised you, the Nelsons’ testimony was once convincing and constant. the typical Oklahoma jury could be sympathetic to them. If we’re going to overcome them, we’re going to need to do it on a felony factor. earlier than trial. ” “Then locate me a criminal factor, Kincaid. ” “I’m engaged on it, sir, yet discovery continues to be ongoing. the following day, Abernathy, the Nelsons’ legal professional, is deposing one in all our layout crew vice presidents. After that, if all is going good, i'll recognize sufficient to place jointly a powerful precis judgment short. ” “See that you simply do. ” “Even if I write the easiest short on this planet, even though, there’s no warrantly pass judgement on Roemer will furnish it.

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