FALSE WITNESS by Dexter Dias - FIRST EDITION BOOK
By his own admission, Tom Fawley is the laziest and most cynical excuse for a man who ever tossed on a barrister's wig. To him, law is a living - no more, no less - and the exalted Old Bailey a glorified moral dustbin where Fawley and his breed clean up society's mess, without benefit of gloves. This time Fawley has a devil for a client, and he doesn't have a prayer. The accused is Richard Kingsley, a crippled pulp novelist with a record of lewd behavior, who has confessed to the killing. The victim is beautiful sixteen-year-old Molly Summers, found stabbed forty-three times without apparent struggle in the ancient circle of stones of Stonebury Village. To the press, the case is a sensation. To the law, it is a scandal. To Fawley, it becomes a journey.
It will alter his life in ways he scarcely could have anticipated, and certainly could never have hoped for. It will pit him against Justine Wright, the prosecuting attorney - and his lover. It will stir a renewed and sudden violence that hits terrifyingly close to home. It will, literally, possess his dreams. And it will lead him, a lawyer satisfied with just getting by, to the truth he has always resisted in more than small doses - the truth not only about a horrifying crime, not only about a world without innocents, but about himself, with a force as cruel and as awakening as the murder weapon itself.