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The Legacy (Joseph Antonelli #4)

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  186 Ratings  ·  10 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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Oct 16, 2012 Jim rated it did not like it
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 !
Jan 28, 2015 Gerry rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to win this book in the Authors Summer Reading List contest, and rate it 4 stars. Buffa is a new author to me, but the quality of his writing is enough send me searching for his three previous books. The Legacy was suspenseful to the end (and a very satisfying ending it was!) as attorney Joseph Antonelli works to win acquittal for his client, a young black college student accused of murdering a candidate for the US Senate. ...more
May 03, 2009 J rated it liked it

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.
Steve Blanshan
slow to develop
May 31, 2015 Tom rated it really liked it
After a senator is killed (who was about to become govenor then president) a Lawyer from Oregon defends a young man setup for the murder.
Dorothy Clark
Mar 07, 2015 Dorothy Clark rated it it was amazing
Great book. Buffa did it again.
Sep 10, 2010 Peter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Apr 19, 2010 Cheryl added it
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!
Kathy Hubb
Oct 04, 2013 Kathy Hubb rated it did not like it
Dragged out way too long with an unsatisfactory conclusion.
Jul 28, 2010 Pbwritr rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
Interesting, fast-paced. Lawyer takes on case of young black man accused of killing a U.S. senator and discovers a high-level conspiracy.
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D.W. Buffa (full name: Dudley W. Buffa) was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area. After graduation from Michigan State University, he studied under Leo Strauss, Joseph Cropsey and Hans J. Morgenthau at the University of Chicago where he earned both an M.A. and a Ph. D. in political science. He received his J.D. degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Buffa was a criminal defense ...more
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