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From the author of the “stellar” (Publishers Weekly) Indefensible comes a “complex and intelligent” (John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author) legal mystery and courtroom drama that inhabits the blurry boundary between guilt and innocence when a murder sends one family’s life into a tailspin.

Someone close to Nick Davis is murdered. Investigators see it as either a case of mistaken identity or the work of a jealous fiancé. As a federal prosecutor, Nick tries shepherding the case to a swift conclusion, but it keeps slipping away.

Meanwhile, Nick’s relationship with his wife, Tina, hangs by the thinnest of threads. She is also a lawyer, working to vindicate a young man convicted of killing a child eight years previously. When old DNA evidence is uncovered in the murder case, its analysis hurls Nick’s universe into upheaval—his most basic assumptions about his life, the law, and the people he loves most are thrown into question.

“Compelling” with “language that sings,” Lee Goodman’s latest novel is a truly “outstanding” page-turner (William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author).

About The Author

Photograph by Ted Goodman

Lee Goodman’s work has appeared in the Iowa Review, where it received a nomination for the Pushcart Prize in fiction, and Orion Magazine, among other publications. During the summers, Goodman works as a commercial fisherman in Prince William Sound, where he operates his own salmon fishing boat. He is also a screenwriter and an attorney with a small practice in workers’ compensation law. Goodman has taught fiction writing at the University of Alaska and at Interlochen Academy for the Arts. He lives in Alaska with his two children.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (September 15, 2015)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476728063

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Raves and Reviews

"Goodman does a fine job of setting up readers' expectations only to confound them, and he populates the story line with fully developed personalities."

– Publishers Weekly

"Plenty of entertaining twists and turns."

– Kirkus Review

"Courtroom intrigue galore, and the twists keep coming...This should appeal to Steve Martini and Phillip Margolin fans."

– Booklist

"Lee Goodman has established himself as a writer of national consequence, deserving of a wide readership."

– Alaska Dispatch News

"In addition to being an intriguing writer, Goodman is an experienced attorney. His legal scenes are well-crafted, and the mystery will hold your attention throughout the story."


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