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A man crushed between locomotives at a Wyoming switching yard...the
mass murder of patients in a hospital in the former
Yugoslavia...Attorney Elliot Stone was drawn into court for the trials
ensuing both tragedies while trapped in a tragedy of his own, the death
of his young wife, Kathleen. After two years prosecuting Balkan war
crimes, he returns to Colorado to remake his life. When June, who
reminds Stone of his wife, ends up in a Denver hospital comatose from a
brutal beating, the court appoints him as her conservator. He gradually
comes to terms with events in the presence of this helpless woman.
Until June dies...
With June's daughter, her lawyer, the
forensic scientist, and members of the Exhumation Unit at the
war-crimes tribunal, Stone starts piecing together a three-part Chinese
puzzle — how June was assaulted, why she died five months later, what
was behind the string of suspicious deaths at her hospital. And the one
question that echoes through it all: How can the good do evil?
The startling answers are borne by ghosts from tragedies past — and by
the ghost of June herself — as a spellbinding wrongful-death trial
unfolds and the worlds of European war crimes and killings in a
Colorado hospital converge in one twist after another.
Of Baine Kerr's Harmful Intent, Kirkus Reviews
wrote, "Kerr delivers what legal-intrigue fans crave: crackling
sus-pense up top, compelling moral problems floating beneath the
surface with an iceberg's menace." His eagerly anticipated new novel
takes intrigue, menace, and moral complexity to a new dimension, an
exploration of the nature of evil itself. In an intricate and supremely
suspenseful tale of murder, revenge, justice, and, ultimately, love,
Kerr renders courts, hospitals, and mass grave sites with utter
authenticity. The electric courtroom action and powerful reverberations
of provocative themes will haunt long after the triple mystery is