By Richard North Patterson
Television journalist Mary Carelli admits that she shot and killed Mark Ransom, one of many world's most renowned authors. She claims it was once self-defense. She swears he attempted to rape her. Now she has to end up it in a courtroom of law—with her former lover performing as her attorney...
Christopher Paget is likely one of the most sensible legal professionals within the kingdom. yet protecting the mum of his son within the trial of the last decade, he starts to have doubts. Is Mary telling the reality? Did she invent her tale concerning the rape? what's she hiding? With each one stunning revelation, Paget is compelled to query his safeguard, his ethics, and the complete felony process. simply because not anyone, no longer even the pass judgement on, is totally blameless. And guilt is an issue of degree...
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Plankton, thought Johanson. Red-helmet and transparent comb jellyfish drifted past. After a while the swarm of particles thinned. The depth sensor recorded five hundred metres. ' asked Johanson. ' A jagged shape came into view. Victor was descending along a steep wall. Red and orange crayfish waved delicate antennae. It was pitch black in the depths, but the floodlights and cameras brought out the creatures' natural colours vividly. Victor continued past sponges and sea cucumbers, then the terrain levelled off.
She asked. Johanson sighed. ' Every large landmass in the world was bounded by a relatively shallow strip of water, no more than two hundred metres deep, known as the continental shelf. Technically, it was the underwater continuation of the continental plate. In some parts of the world it extended only a short way into the sea, but in others it continued for hundreds of kilometres until it dipped towards the ocean's floor, either falling away sharply or inclining gently in a terraced slope. The depths beyond the shelf were an unknown universe, more mysterious to science than outer space.
He's an amazing cook,' said Lund. That's probably not the only thing he's good at, thought Johanson ruefully. Sometimes he found Tina Lund hard to resist, but deep down, he knew she would be too demanding. Now she was off-limits. ' he asked, not that he cared. `I took over the Fiskehuset last year,' said Sverdrup. ' He put his arm round her shoulders. ' `A real coup de foudre,' said Lund. 41 `Yes,' said Johanson, looking up at the sky. The helicopter was approaching. ' Half an hour later they were sitting in the aircraft with a dozen oil workers.