|Plot Summary of The Defense|
|"This is the first book in the series about Joseph Antonelli, the Oregon criminal defense attorney who never loses a case. Judge Leopold Rifkin, asks Antonelli to represent Johnny Morel. Morel is accused of raping his 12 year old stepdaughter. Antonelli is fairly sure that Morel is guilty, but he defends him and gets a not guilty verdict.
A few years later, Morel is murdered. His wife, Diane, is accused of the murder. She asks Antonelli to represent her. He declines because he has found out about many bad things that Diane has done.
A few years later still, Diane is murdered in Judge Rifkin's house. The Judge is accused of the murder and Antonelli represents him. The question is : "Who really murdered Diane?"."
Susanna Marlowe, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Defense|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- finding out whether someone is really guilty
- a lawyer creature
- Pacific NW
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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