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By Stone, by Blade, by Fire
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By Stone, by Blade, by Fire
Barbara Holloway Series, Book 13
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Travis Morgan's case seems open and shut: a plot to kill his estranged father, fundamentalist preacher Arlie Morgan, goes awry and his bullet slays an innocent bookkeeper. Two eyewitnesses seal Travis' fate. But despite damning evidence and an admitted hatred of his father, Travis staunchly maintains his innocence.

Beseeched by his anguished mother, veteran defense attorney Barbara Holloway agrees to represent Travis. With the support of her father, attorney Frank Holloway, and crack private investigator Bailey, Barbara reveals a zealot, his ultrarich backers, and unimaginable atrocities. Travis' case proceeds to trial, and Barbara finds herself pitted against a complacent legal system and a judge eager to simply close the case and retire. Knowing she must intervene decisively to avoid a conviction, Barbara steps squarely into the path of danger. Risking her own life, Barbara confronts the killer in order to save Travis'.

Travis Morgan's case seems open and shut: a plot to kill his estranged father, fundamentalist preacher Arlie Morgan, goes awry and his bullet slays an innocent bookkeeper. Two eyewitnesses seal Travis' fate. But despite damning evidence and an admitted hatred of his father, Travis staunchly maintains his innocence.

Beseeched by his anguished mother, veteran defense attorney Barbara Holloway agrees to represent Travis. With the support of her father, attorney Frank Holloway, and crack private investigator Bailey, Barbara reveals a zealot, his ultrarich backers, and unimaginable atrocities. Travis' case proceeds to trial, and Barbara finds herself pitted against a complacent legal system and a judge eager to simply close the case and retire. Knowing she must intervene decisively to avoid a conviction, Barbara steps squarely into the path of danger. Risking her own life, Barbara confronts the killer in order to save Travis'.

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  • Kate Wilhelm (1928–2018) was the bestselling author of dozens of novels and short-story collections. Among her novels are the popular courtroom thrillers featuring attorney Barbara Holloway. Her other works include the science fiction classic Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang.

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    April 15, 2013

    In this most recent installment of Wilhelm's Barbara Holloway mystery series, Barbara defends a young man charged with a murder committed in front of two eyewitnesses. Yet Barbara believes that he is innocent and would rather investigate his despicable father--a minister who harps on sexual morality. Seemingly random interviews lead nowhere, and the listener is hard put to care about the outcome. Not until the trial starts midway through the book does the Perry Mason courtroom-style narrative begin to weave its web. Reader Carrington MacDuffie enunciates clearly and sets an even pace that projects Barbara's intelligence, drive, and emotional involvement. She modulates her voice to differentiate the characters and is generally successful, although the hate-filled father is given a stereotypical Southern accent that fails to emphasize his evil nature. VERDICT Despite shortcomings, Wilhelm's mysteries are popular, so this recording will be in demand in most public libraries.--Juleigh Muirhead Clark, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Lib., Williamsburg, VA

    Copyright 2013 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Publishers Weekly, praise for the author "Wilhelm claims a leading place in the ranks of trial suspense writers."
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