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Offer of Proof

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A riveting thriller, the debut novel of a high–profile Manhattan public defender with a gift for writing about the law in ways that are vastly entertaining, witty, sardonic and wise.

A beautiful young businesswoman is murdered on the streets of New York after shopping for art in Chelsea, and in her final words to the police, she identifies her assailant. Or does she?

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Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 26th 2004 by HarperTorch (first published September 16th 2003)
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Michael
Aug 17, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Enjoyed this book when first published
Recommended to Michael by: Own it.
Charlotte King is robbed and murdered in New York City. The police see a black man running down the street nearby and bring him back to the victim. She seems to identify him as her killer before she dies.

Arch Gold, a veteran defense attorney gets the case.

The accused, Damon Tucker, believes that the police are setting him up and is outraged with his incarceration. Arch must prove Damon's innocence and so looks into the killing.

After checking Damon's story, Arch is able to verify the things Damon
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Jessica
Jun 01, 2008 rated it it was ok
A fast pace, but total airport-read fluff - when your chapters don't even reach a page in length, you know you're padding.
Brian O'Leary
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great 1st effort here, looking forward to more from him.
Chay
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
What's to say? But how, oh my gosh it was...AMAZING! Like I didn't even expect that twist. I mean I read that there was going to be a twist but when it got to what 'almost' looked like the end (but wasn't) the whole thing just turned around. Like I was just wow, no words, lol. I think I hit the book a few times but only because I wasn't expecting that. No harm done though, the book is still intact. I must admit that I got a bit fiery or in other words heated up when Arch went against Stoddard i ...more
J. Ewbank
Jan 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a very good read by Heilbrun. Enjoyed the characters and the interplay between and among them. The main character can't take too many more novels because of the damage done to him in this one, but there are real possibilities with a return engagement in a second book because many things are left unfinished. A good read.

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"

Bob
Jun 13, 2009 marked it as to-read
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Cecilia
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
The ending was very unexpected. Very enjoyable book.
Susan
Jun 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
Murder mystery told by Public Defender.
Matthew Sciarrino
Sep 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good legal thriller written by a very good attorney.
Nancy
Aug 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Nancy 5 stars; Ron 5 stars
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Apr 01, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: mysteries
Crime novel for vacation or the beach
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