Local Rules

Jay Brandon, Author Pocket Books $22 (290p) ISBN 978-0-671-88408-6
An overeager sheriff's deputy sparks the quirk of fate that finds Jordan Marshall, former prosecuting attorney in San Antonio, acting as defense for a young man accused of murder in a tiny Texas town. Hauled in to the Green Hills courthouse on a speeding violation, Marshall is appointed by the presiding judge to represent the murder suspect in his arraignment. But what should have been a five-minute pro forma exercise takes on life-changing importance as Marshall, convinced that justice is being ill-served in the case, uncovers another murder and turns up a big-city number of small-town secrets. In swiftly moving prose and with an affectionately rendered, credible cast, Brandon (Loose Among the Lambs) delivers a solid string of riveting, detailed courtroom dramas--and some moving bedroom scenes as well. A few holes in the plot and an obvious red herring do little to impede the pleasures of time spent in the company of Marshall and the Green Hills' citizenry. (May)
Reviewed on: 05/01/1995
Release date: 05/01/1995
Hardcover - 458 pages - 978-0-7862-0490-8
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-0-553-47325-4
Mass Market Paperbound - 320 pages - 978-0-671-88409-3
Hardcover - 458 pages - 978-0-7451-7910-0
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