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The Legacy (Joseph Antonelli #4)
by D.W. Buffa
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 !
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
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 ...moreMore about D.W. Buffa...
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