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Defending the Truth (Joshua Rabb Mystery #5)
With America caught in a national crisis, attorney Joshua Rabb goes against public opinion to take the case of a Tucson professor accused of traitorous activities. As the truth and law collide, Rabb is swept into a maelstrom of vicious lies and violent intrigue...and with everyone he loves at risk, he faces his most formidable courtroom challenge yet. But in his desperate ...more
Paperback, 410 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Onyx
(first published 1998)
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This 1998 legal thriller is set in Tucson Arizona in the 1950s during Senator McCarthy’s reign of terror. Joshua Rabb is a lawyer who takes on a case no one else would touch, that of two local university professors who have been charged under McCarthy’s Un American activities laws for an article they published in a scholarly magazine. Joshua work is complicated when his college aged daughter is arrested for picketing the court house in support of the professor and a Federal Marshall is killed wh ...more
Meh. It said on the cover that it'd give Turow a run for his money, and frankly, I think that's a bizarre statement. But it was good. It's another thing that I don't remember much of it now, which just proves how ordinary it was, but I think it was good. Or so I remember.