A shocking crime ... an explosive trial ... an electrifying novel of suspense
On a soft summer night, she vanishes. With her friends sleeping nearby, with her parents' wealth and power guarding her, someone walks into her bedroom and takes fourteen-year-old Emma Lancaster away. That is the first crime.
Eight days later, abduction becomes murder. Police hunt for the killer; a year later, they make an arrest. With an outraged town crying out for blood, powerful media tycoon Doug Lancaster vows to see his daughter's accused murderer convicted and put to death.
Only one man stands in his way. Once a hard-driving, take-no-prisoners DA, Luke Garrison sent a defendant to the death chamber-only to discover that he was innocent. Now a defense lawyer, Luke is faced with the toughest decision of his life. If he plays it right, it could give him back his life. If he's wrong, he could die. And a killer could walk.
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|Grouping Author||freedman j f|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-29 03:54:02AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-12 05:05:20AM|
|author||Freedman, J. F.|
|author_display||Freedman, J. F|
|display_description||He used to relish putting suspects in jail, but in his latest case, Luke Garrison-now a defense attorney-will stop at nothing to save a man accused of murder During a sleepover with her two friends, Emma goes missing. The owners of a local news network, her parents have money and power. As the police scour the city, Emma's father offers a $250,000 reward for his daughter's safe return. Eight days after the abduction, two hikers find her. Emma has been dead for days. After a year's fruitless search, the police make an arrest, picking up the network's star anchorman. As Emma's father brays for blood, Luke Garrison is the only person who dares to stand in his way. Once a merciless District Attorney, Luke became a defender after mistakenly sending a man to the gas chamber. Now he will let no one-not even a bereaved father-rush justice. But is he doing the right thing, or is he fighting to set a killer free?|
|subject_facet||California, Northern -- Fiction|
Trials (Murder) -- Fiction
|title_full||The disappearance [electronic resource] / J.F. Freedman|
The disappearance [electronic resource] Freedman, J. F.