1992 NY: Donald I. Fine First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dustjacket.
In this major new novel by the author of the nation-wide bestselling and critically acclaimed Reasonable Doubt, a prosecutor finds that the trial of a lifetime is full of unexpected hazards that will test his courtroom skills to the extreme and make him confront his most deeply felt assumptions about his life and the law. Manhattan prosecutor Joe Estrada is assigned to retry millionaire real-estate developer and community hero Roberto Morales for the brutal rape/murder of his mistress. Estrada, a man of conviction, discovers early on that his case is far weaker than he thought. The trial he thought would make his career could just as easily ruin it. Searching to develop a viable replacement for evidence declared inadmissible when Morales' earlier conviction was reversed, Estrada turns up information that puts him in a hammerlock. Any move he makes will have serious, indeed dangerous, personal and professional consequences. As he searches for a way out of his bind, Estrada must face the prosecutor's ultimate question: Did the man who stands accused actually commit the crime? It is only at the last minute that he discovers the route to the truth. And what he finds is - Inadmissible Evidence.
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