The Hanging Judge: A Novel (The Judge Norcross Novels)

The Hanging Judge: A Novel (The Judge Norcross Novels) Author Michael Ponsor
ISBN-10 1480441945
ISBN-13 9781480441941
Year 2013-12-03
Pages 376
Language English
Publisher Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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From the author of The One Eyed Judge A New York Timesbestselling novel about a federal death penalty trial from the perspective of the presiding judge When a drive by shooting in Holyoke Massachusetts claims the lives of a drug dealer and a hockey mom volunteering at an inner city clinic the police arrest a rival gang member With no death penalty in Massachusetts the US attorney shifts the double homicide out of state jurisdiction into federal court so he can seek a death sentence The Honorable David S Norcross a federal judge with only two years on the bench now presides over the first death penalty case in the state in decades He must referee the clash between an ambitious female prosecutor and a brilliant veteran defense attorney in a high stress environment of community outrage media pressure vengeful gang members and a romantic entanglement that threatens to capsize his trialnot to mention the most dangerous force of all the unexpected Written by judge Michael Ponsor who presided over Massachusettss first capital case in over fifty years The Hanging Judge explores the controversial issue of capital punishment in a dramatic and thought provoking way that will keep you on the edge of your seat It is a crackling court procedural Anita Shreve and gripping legal thriller Booklist perfect for fans of Scott Turow

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