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For the Defense Mass Market Paperback – Jul 30 1997

3.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Fawcett (July 30 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0449225569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0449225561
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 10.5 x 2.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,865,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Publisher


It was a very lucky day for me when Kate Wilhelm came into the office. I found her so charming, I couldn't wait to read one of her books, and I started with FOR THE DEFENSE. It is, quite simply, a wonderful book with engaging characters and an unique and intricate plot that kept me guessing to the very (unpredictable) end. I immediately read all Kate's other books, and now look forward to each new one.

Tanya Thompson, Executive Assistant

About the Author

Kate Wilhelm is the author of more than thirty novels, including two earlier thrillers featuring Barbara Holloway:  and collections of short stories, Death Qualified and The Best Defense. Her most recent collection of stories A Flush of Shadows. Ms. Wilhelm's science fiction has won the Nebula Award, the Prix Apollo, the Hugo Award, and the Jupiter Award. Her fiction has also been adapted for film, stage, television, and radio and has been translated into many languages. The author lives with her family in Oregon.

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I'm a tough grader - reserve 9 and 10 for all-time greats. This is simply a good read. Very plot driven, with commentary on a number of contemporary issues and personal relationships. It also is about power and greed, and the corrupting influence of money. It touches on the fanatical nature of people's response to abortion, and gives the reader an emotional ride over some very difficult issues. The main characters are complex people, while the supporting characters are a little unidimensional. However, through it all you are engaged in unravelling the crime and discovering whether the truth will prevail or whether money will buy the verdict
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The book begins well, rich (or at least well off, but playing at being poor) female lawyer is asked to do the impossible, free a woman pre-judged to be a baby killer. Barbara (the lawyer) does a credible job and succeeds. The book bogs down near the end with a lot of shooting off in all directions apparently trying to explain herself. 'Bad guys' are unbelievably bad: making money on abortion formula while mouthing abortion foe rhetoric. A little too overdramatic...a C-minus for such a lack of sublety. The righteous are 'good-good', the other side is 'bad bad'. Author is no John Grisham.
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This book was supposed to be one of those that was impossible to put down but I was'nt able to keep it up!! I really tried, thinking it's bound to get better, but let's just say it's not worth the effort. I read a lot of books and I love courtroom drama, but I was not able to even like this father and daughter lawyer duo at all. The plot is so slow and boring. The only other book I have read by this author was her book "The Good Children" and it read like something one would read in high school, which is fine if you're in high school,but I am not. I tried one of her legal thrillers as they are all hyped to be so great but I will not waste money on another. Very disappointing. If you want a great courtroom thriller try a Barbara Parker book.
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