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The Legacy (Joseph Antonelli #4)

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  139 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Lone wolf lawyer Joseph Antonelli takes the case of a black man accused of murdering a senator in San Francisco. Antonelli soon finds himself in a world ruled by backroom politics and naked ambition--and learns just how much one person will risk in order to leave behind a legacy.
Paperback, 496 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2002)
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This slow moving and very dry court room murder mystery was set in San Francisco. An upscale law firm brings in a lawyer / friend from Oregon to defend a young guy accused of murdering a U.S. Senator. Half way through the book I didn't care if he did it or not. Too many loose ends hanging. Characters very stiff almost lifeless. Didn't seem to be any passion to the plot either. 479 very long pages. I had to force myself to read it through to the end. 1 star out of 5- leave this one in a bin !

Black med student charged w. murder, defended by Antonelli, who leaves his usual habitat in NW for San Fran.

Interesting twist at end - Antonelli locates a surprising someone in Italy, who's thought not to be alive.
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I liked this book mainly because of its setting--San Francisco and many characters that "could have" been the killer.A surprise ending made it a good read!
All of Buffa's books are fantastic, but this is the best. Takes place in SF and has all cliffhangers and suspense you get from Grisham times 5.
Interesting, fast-paced. Lawyer takes on case of young black man accused of killing a U.S. senator and discovers a high-level conspiracy.
Kathy Hubb
Dragged out way too long with an unsatisfactory conclusion.
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