Jury of One

Jury of One

Book - 2004
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Penguin Putnam
An edge-of-the-seat legal thriller about a woman who learns the boy she's defending for murder may be the child she gave up for adoption years earlier-from an Edgar Award winner who belongs "in the ring with Scott Turow" (Kirkus Reviews).

Life Sentence, David Ellis's follow-up to his Edgar-winning debut, Line of Vision, inspired great admiration from lovers of courtroom suspense. "Ellis balances plot, setting, pacing, characterization, and surprises in just the right measure to create a compelling high-stakes drama," said The Washington Post Book World.

In Jury of One, Shelly Trotter, the daughter of the state's governor and a children's-rights advocate, is thrust into a world in which she's completely unschooled-the criminal court. The defendant is a seventeen-year-old former client who is accused of killing a cop. Shelly soon learns that this boy was caught in the middle of an undercover operation to trap corrupt officers. But what was his role in the sting? The target or the bait? And what does the prosecution really have against him?

Then comes the shocker: The kid says he is the son she gave up in a private adoption kept hush-hush by her father, who had political ambitions beyond their small town. As the evidence mounts, Shelly finds that nothing-not legal ethics, not her father's reelection campaign-will stop her from keeping her son off death row-for with this client, she is truly a jury of one.

Baker & Taylor
Shelly Trotter, the daughter of the state governor and a children's rights advocate, comes to the aid of a seventeen-year-old former client accused of killing a police officer, only to discover that the boy had become caught up in an undercover sting to trap corrupt cops and that he claims to be the son she had given up for private adoption years before. 20,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
In Jury of One, Shelly Trotter, an able and determined lawyer and a children's rights advocate, is thrust into a world in which she's completely unschooled - the criminal court. Her client is a seventeen-year-old accused of killing a policeman, and she begins to suspect that he may have been involved in an undercover operation to entrap dirty cops, though his role in the scheme remains unclear. Was he the target or the bait - and what does the prosecution really have against him?
Then comes the shocker: Shelly fears she has a connection to this boy, something she has kept secret for years, knowledge she has hidden from her family and friends for most of her adult life. And as the evidence against the boy mounts, she finds that nothing - not legal ethics, not a statewide political campaign that could swing in the balance - will stop her from keeping him off death row. For with this client, she is truly a jury of one.

Baker
& Taylor

The daughter of the governor, comes to the aid of a former client accused of killing a police officer, only to discover that the boy is caught up in a sting operation and that he claims to be the son she had given up for adoption.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2004
ISBN: 9780399151491
0399151494
Branch Call Number: FICTION ELLIS
FICTION ELLIS
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 24 cm

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