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Depraved Indifference (Jaywalker #3)

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An Audi sports car, speeding in the wrong lane, forces an oncoming van off the road. The van bursts into flames, killing all nine occupants…eight of them children.

Criminal defense attorney Harrison J. Walker, known simply as Jaywalker, is trying to keep his nose clean while serving a three-year suspension. But when a woman seduces him into representing the "Audi...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Mira (first published 2009)
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Eric_W
Another winner from Joseph Teller who has a lock on fictional legal cynicism as far as I’m concerned.

Jaywalker is still on suspension when is is approached (a term here I use very loosely) by Amanda Drake whose estranged husband, Clarke, has been arrested on murder charges. It seems he got smashed and drove his speeding Audi into a van of Jewish children on their way to some event. The van rolled down the hill, burst into flames, and incinerated everyone inside.

Jaywalker, knowing he mustn't do...more
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Tami Montano
An engrossing and cerebral look at the double standard and sometimes malfunctioning theory of justice and how difficult it is find the genuine "truth and justice. I loved the thought provoking imagery and insights. Joseph Teller has become one of my new favorite storytellers.
Sandie
DEPRAVED INDIFFERENCE is my second excursion into the legal terrain created by Joseph Teller. INDIFFERENCE finds us once again exploring the ins and outs of the legal system as seen through the eyes of Tellers protagonist Harrison J. Walker (aka Jaywalker).

Jaywalker is a lawyer whose license has been temporarily suspended. He is as cynical as they come when it comes to life in general and the American justice system in particular, and it seems that for all his ranting and righteous indignation a...more
Samantha
I really enjoyed Joseph Teller's third novel in the Jaywalker series. This can be read as a stand alone book to see if you like his writing style but it's so much better if you read them in order. Mr. Teller has created a very interesting character in Harrison J. Walker better known as Jaywalker. He's a lawyer that's not afraid to push and sometimes even cross boundaries. Joseph Teller takes what appears to be a cut and dry drunk driving murder charge and turn it into a fascinating study of some...more
Marca
My first Jaywalker book and didn't like, at first. It grew on me. Jaywalker is kinda skeevy in that he sleeps with the wife of his client. The client/husband was on trial for driving drunk and causing the horrible deaths of children in a school van. The author/Jaywalker brings up some interesting points about the law and drunk drivers. Ending is a surprise and I ended up liking the book and Jaywalker.
Ayny
Very detailed, criminal court room dialogue. I chose this Jaywalker novel as it got the best reviews, compared to first two in the series. As well, read it for the NY state location.~
Naomi
The accident caused by a drunk driver takes the lives of 8 young children and their driver. A very smart lawyer defends him in court. Very well written. Lots of twists and turns.
John Dunn
A great read and good lessons about the legal system
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Joseph Teller was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from the College of Wooster in Ohio and the University of Michigan Law School. He returned to New York City, where he spent three years as an agent with the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (the precursor of the Drug Enforcement Administration), doing undercover work. For the next 35 years, he worked as a criminal defense attorney, repres...more
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