Tuesday, March 05, 2019

What is Phillip Margolin reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Phillip Margolin, author of The Perfect Alibi: A Novel.

His entry begins:
I am addicted to reading and I started reading several novels a week in elementary school. I don't limit myself to one genre so my choices are all over the place. Over ten years ago, I read Book One of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes and really enjoyed it. For some reason, I never got around to reading Book Two. During a recent trip to Spain, I started feeling guilty and bought a new edition of the book. It is hilarious and not the least bit dated. I just finished rereading Book One and took a break to go on vacation, during which...[read on]
About The Perfect Alibi, from the publisher:
A young woman accuses a prominent local college athlete of rape. Convicted with the help of undisputable DNA evidence, the athlete swears his innocence and threatens both his lawyer and his accuser as he's sent to prison. Not long after, there's another rape and the DNA test shows that the same person committed both rapes—which is seemingly impossible since the man convicted of the first rape was in prison at the time of the second one. Now, the convicted athlete, joined by a new lawyer, is granted a new trial and bail. Shortly thereafter, his original lawyer disappears and his law partner is murdered.

Robin Lockwood is a young lawyer with a prestigious small law firm and a former MMA fighter who helped pay for Yale Law School with her bouts. She is representing the victim of the first rape for her civil lawsuit against her rapist, who is now convinced the rapist is stalking her and trying to intimidate her. At the same time, another client is up on a murder charge—one that should be dismissed as self-defense—but the D.A. trying the case is determined to bring it to trial. Now she has to mastermind two impossible cases, trying to find the hidden truth that links the two of them.

Phillip Margolin, the master of the legal thriller, returns in one of his twistiest, most compelling crime novels yet.
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