The Advocate's Devil
Alan M. Dershowitz
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The Advocate's Devil

3.28 of 5 stars 3.28  ·  rating details  ·  114 ratings  ·  6 reviews
From the legal tactician who has represented such famous clients as Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson, and Michael Milken, comes a novel that goes far beyond the limits of the courtroom thriller to probe our deepest fears and asks the controversial legal question--What do you do if you are a defense attorney who suspects your client is guilty and dangerous?
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Published October 1st 2001 by Warner Books (first published November 17th 1994)
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Arriving at the number of stars to award this book was a lose/lose proposition. Story line is strong; characters are interesting, convincing and well drawn; my emotional involvement was significant -- but from the standpoint of fiction technique, particularly dialogue (often not grounded and too prolix)and pacing, the writing was sometimes somewhat deficient.

Yet, it was a real treat to spend some hours in the presence of a first-class mind, Dershowitz. He is an articulate and clever writer who...more
Intriguing, finished, good book. Ending could be better.

Will read another book from the same author.
questioning the limits of civil liberties - by one of its advocates
excellent suspense. learned a lot about law.
Arlene Steele
Disappointing. Predictable.
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Alan Morton Dershowitz is an American lawyer, jurist, and political commentator. He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He is known for his career as an attorney in several high-profile law cases and commentary on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

He has spent most of his career at Harvard, where, at the age of 28, he became the youngest full professor in its history, until No...more
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