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William Bernhardt
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Perfect Justice (Ben Kincaid #4)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  968 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
"BERNHARDT IS A MASTER LEGAL TOUR GUIDE, taking the reader through the labyrinth of the judicial system of America's heartland."
--Mostly Murder
A young Vietnamese immigrant is brutally slaughtered by a crossbow. The prime suspect is a ruthless member of a white supremacy group.
When attorney Ben Kincaid reluctantly agrees to confer with the presumed murderer, he encounters
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Published January 1st 1996 by Chivers Audio Books (first published 1994)
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Oct 21, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read this book while waiting at the hospital for my sister to get out of surgery (it was a long surgery!). It was an easy read, and a good distraction with an engaging, but not really believable, storyline. The characters were not very well-developed, coming across as stereotypical and two-dimensional. I felt like the female characters, and the one baby (there were actually two babies, but the one was dead so I'm not counting it), were based on the author's unrealistic ideas of what a woman or ...more
Jerry King
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dec 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
I’d give 3.5 stars if I could. Maybe even 3.75, just not 4. A good read and continued character development in the series.
Brian O'Leary
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read #4 first as it is what they had at my library and it is great. One of the best courtroom/solve the crime books I have read. Ben Kencaid and is cast are awesome.
Feb 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Didnt enjoy this one as much a sthe other three and almost gave up reading it. I struggled a lot with the ASP and following that but I ket going and I am glad I did ended up being a great twist at the end.

Symopis: While vacationing in the Ouachita Mountains, Ben becomes embroiled in volatile small-town politics and a case of homicide fueled by hate. The crime: the brutal murder by a crossbow of a young Vietnamese immigrant. The defendant: Donald Vick, a remorseless youth and active member of the
Marc Leroux
The fourth entry in the Ben Kincaid series, and one that I struggled with. It's a quick, easy read, but the controversial topic of racism is not handled well, the plot wanders and, at times, doesn't make a lot of sense.
Ben and his assistant, Christine are camping in the Ouachita Mountains when a local court appointed attorney finds Ben and asks him to help on a murder trial, since he has no experience with murder trials. Ben agrees, and Christine, finding out that this is related to a hate crim
Rick Ludwig
With Perfect Justice, William Bernhardt, takes his writing to the next level. There is so much tension in this story that it is impossible not to read it straight through to the end to find out how he is going to resolve the complex plot and deal with the collection of challenging characters in the final 50 pages. Ben Kincaid is back and displays more dimensions than in any of the prior books. The central themes of intolerance, hate and revenge are stirred expertly and create a mixture that is b ...more
Gary E
Aug 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good installment

Even though this is only the 4th book in the series I am completely sucked in . . . I just can not wait to read more about Ben and his friends and his staff.

These are very fast paced books which are more or less equal parts legal thriller and detective novels. That is a combination which I truly enjoy. If you like those genres you are going to enjoy these books at some level. If you also like a book you can easily read in 5.5 - 7 hours (or about 3 moderate sittings) you w
Oct 07, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Written with humour and compassion about a very difficult subject.

A Vietnamese man is killed and the accused is a member of a semi militia group who believe in the supremacy of the Aryan race.

Against his better judgement Ben agrees to defend the accused.

All is not as it seems in this quiet little town and soon it is torn apart by the rival sects - the Vietnamese and the Aryan supremists.

Apr 27, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recommended
Very good book, deals with issues that are still a problem for America today. Very suspenseful, with a surprise ending. R-Rated for language and mature content, yes, I know, I read a lot of those kind of books, but I'm afraid I have exhausted my supply of good children books, so I had to move on to these..... >.<
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I love my job!

William loves his job and it shows in his writing. Library Journal has called him the "master of the courtroom drama;" his books have sold more than ten million copies worldwide. The Vancouver Sun dubbed him "the American equivalent of P.G. Wodehouse and John Mortimer." His novel Dark Eye was a psychological thriller that, in the words of bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, "will chi
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